IPAF – MEWP Operators Training Course
The IPAF Powered Access Licence is internationally recognised as the foremost qualification for the operation of powered access platforms (MEWPS). This course covers the most common categories which are 3a and 3b (Scissor Lifts and Boom Lifts).
PAL Cards are now digital:
From 1st June 2021 onwards IPAF has launched the ePAL app. The IPAF ePAL app is the new digital wallet to hold IPAF PAL Cards and other IPAF qualifications. Digital licences are now the default option for new operators. Details of how to download the ePAL app on your phone are sent with the course joining instructions.
ePAL replaces the need for paper and plastic documents and licences, conveniently bringing them together in one place. Operators’ qualifications and experience can easily be recorded, stored, and shared. Although the default option is a digital licence, a printed PAL Card and certificate is still available at an additional charge.
Who is the IPAF course for:
This course is essential for anyone who operates access platforms on site.
Course content includes:
- Employer’s and employee’s legal responsibilities
- Different categories of MEWPs
- Main structural parts of MEWPs
- Pre-use inspections
- Testing and inspection
- Safe operating methods
- Practical training
Completion of the course:
Delegates will take a written test and a practical assessment. Successful delegates will receive a digital certificate and the IPAF Powered Access Licence available on the ePal app, showing the categories on which they have been trained. The licence is internationally accepted.