IPAF Training for powered access equipment. PAL (Powered Access Licence) and PAL + Training
HLS can assist you choosing the correct course to suit your teams needs on any category at your site or one of our network of IPAF approved training providers fully equipped training centres across the UK
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The International Powered Access Federation (IPAF) is the leading accrediting body and authority for mobile elevated work platforms (MEWPs). Over 100,000 people are trained each year to use MEWPs safely. There are a number of different categories available to be trained to either an operator or demonstrator level.
Mobile Vertical - Category 3a - Maximum 6 Delegates per day - 1 Day course
Operator training for mobile scissor lifts, stock pickers, vertical mast lifts, magic carpets and all other mobile vertical MEWPS. This type of equipment can be indoor or outdoor rated. Get in touch if you are not sure which category your equipment falls under.
Mobile Boom - Category 3b - Maximum 6 Delegates per day - 1-2 Day course
Operator training for mobile booms, cherry pickers, self-propelled booms and boom lifts. Mobile booms can be complex to operate and we may recommend a smaller course size or a longer course if the operators are novices.
Push Around Vertical - Category PAV - Maximum 16 delegates per day - Half day course
Operator training for all types of PAV - Push Around vertical. The course takes 3.5-4 hours for a maximum of 8 delegates. We can also combine this course with other half day courses, please ask for further details.
Multiple categories - Maximum 4 delegates per day - From 1 day courses
The most common combination is a 3a Mobile vertical and 3b Mobile boom course. This has a maximum of 4 delegates who have practical training and assessment on both categories of equipment.
Static Boom - Category 1b - Maximum 6 delegates per day - 1-3 day course
Operator training for static booms, tracked booms, spiders and truck mounts. As this type of equipment can be very complex we often recommend a course longer than 1 day. This is dependant on the model of equipment and the experience of the delegates. Please get in touch for more information. Please ask for further details.
Harness Use and Inspection - Maximum 20 Delegates per day - Half day course
The IPAF Harness course take 3.5-4 hours and instructs delegates on how to use full body safety harnesses and restraint lanyards when using a Mobile Elevated Work Platforms (MEWP). Delegates will learn how to inspect and use a harness when using a Mobile Elevating Work Platform (MEWP). Please note: Delegates will need to bring their own harnessand lanyard for thecoursefor practical exercises.
MEWPs for Managers Theory course - Maximum 10 delegates per day - 1 day course
This is a full day theory course designed for anyone who manages, plan or supervisors work at height. The course covers topics including regulations and compliance, selecting the right equipment, emergency procedures, pre-use checks and maintenance.
Off site training in all IPAF categories is also available based on a single person visiting a training center
All courses are also available at our training centre partners across the UK. Your local training centre will provide the MEWP you will be training on but delegates must come with all the appropriate PPE needed for the course.
Pre start inspection for a Mobile vertical - Category 3a