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What is IPAF Powered Access Training?

The International Powered Access Federation (IPAF) training programme is globally recognised, and developed by leading industry professionals. IPAF training courses help you keep your employees safe and you stay legal.


The comprehensive courses cover mobile elevating work platforms (MEWPs) including boom, scissor, 1b, 3a and 3b categories of machines, mast climbing work platforms (MCWPs) and construction hoists.


Courses are aimed at operators, service technicians, delivery drivers, managers / supervisors, demonstrators, installers and instructors.


Explanations of the IPAF Training Categories are as follows:

  • Static Vertical (1a): Vertical personnel platforms (static)

  • Static Boom (1b, 1b+): Self-propelled booms (outriggers), trailers/push-arounds, vehicle-mounted platforms

  • Mobile Vertical (3a, 3a+): Scissor lifts, vertical personnel platforms (mobile)

  • Mobile Boom (3b, 3b+): Self-propelled booms

Depending on the training, courses generally last one to two days and are a mixture of theory (unless eLearning has been completed beforehand) and practical with a written and a practical test.


The majority of these courses, if passed, will qualify you for a Powered Access Licence (PAL Card), which is globally recognised and proof that you have been trained to the highest standard. Your PAL Card lasts for five years (dependent on your country/regions regulations).


Do you require IPAF Training? Why not get in touch and book your IPAF training course today!

01782 438813

hello@youcandoit.training


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