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IPAF - Instructors course description.

Course Description

Is the Instructors course accredited by an official body?

This course is Accredited and certified by : The International Powered Access Federation (IPAF). Visit IPAF web site

What is the IPAF - Instructors course?

Category: Health-and-Safety

Level: Advanced

To become an IPAF instructor, you must meet the following criteria:

  • 36 months’ MEWP operating experience 
  • IPAF Operator Licence held for 6 months minimum
  • IPAF Demonstrator Licence held for 3 months minimum
  • IPAF MEWPs for Managers course successfully completed
  • Evidence of Acceptable Instructional Techniques training (3 days minimum)
  • Successful completion of an approved Harness Instructor course
  • Evidence of IPAF MEWP-specific Instructor training (4 days minimum) 
  • Evidence of HSE required standard for First Aid at Work training level
  • Successful completion of IPAF Instructor Examination
  • Mentoring

Who is the IPAF - Instructors course designed for?

In order to deliver IPAF training courses, you need to be employed by an IPAF training centre or become a registered IPAF independent instructor member.

This course trains and assesses an instructor to understand the delivery of the IPAF training programme, and assesses knowledge on machines and ability to convey information to candidates.

What subjects does the IPAF - Instructors course cover?

Day 1:INTRODUCTION INITIAL ASSESSMENT
Theory test
Test of candidate’s ability on the machine
Preparation for presentation
Day 2:IPAF COURSES
Individual candidate 30-minute presentation on chosen MEWP subject – assessed
Planning the day
Overview of the IPAF Courses available
Introduction to the IPAF operator course
IPAF operator practical/testing procedures – machines
Operator Practical demonstration and testing – assessed
Day 3:IPAF COURSES (continued)
IPAF Operator Course Theory (candidate)
Operation
Paperwork
Day 4:INDIVIDUAL PRESENTATIONS
Individual Presentations
Practical Demonstration
Day 5:FINAL TEST
Final test with IPAF Allocated Examiner. (1 for 1–2 candidates, 2 for 3–4 candidates)
Mentoring will need to be undertaken by the Instructor a ½ day theory, ½ day practical and a full day.
An IPAF “systems day” is compulsory for new instructors within 12 months.

How is the IPAF - Instructors course assessed?

INTRODUCTION INITIAL ASSESSMENT

  • Theory test
  • Test of candidate’s ability on the machine
  • Preparation for presentation

FINAL TEST
Final test with IPAF Allocated Examiner. (1 for 1–2 candidates, 2 for 3–4 candidates)
Mentoring will need to be undertaken by the Instructor a ½ day theory, ½ day practical and a full day.
An IPAF “systems day” is compulsory for new instructors within 12 months.



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