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IPAF Training

We can arrange IPAF (International Powered Access Federation) training and courses for all types of powered access equipment. Anglia Access can arrange operator safety training by IPAF approved instructors. The IPAF training can be carried out at your own site if required. For more information please call 01603 758246.

Site managers within the construction industry have a duty to workers using cherry pickers or access equipment such as scissor lifts or booms. Recent legislation (Work at Height Regulations) means they must see proof of training and competence from any worker wishing to use access equipment.

The IPAF training categories, with abbreviations and brief explanations, are:

Static Vertical (1a, 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

Push Around Vertical (PAV): Push around verticals

Special (SPECIAL): Specialist machines

  • Mast Climbing Work Platforms (MCWP)
  • Insulated Aerial Devices (IAD)
  • Harness Use and Inspection (H)
  • Loading and Unloading (LOAD)
  • MEWPs for Managers (MM)

What the "+" symbol means

This means that the operator has successfully completed the PAL+ course, which covers additional, practical training and testing on the machine category indicated. The operator has successfully demonstrated his/her ability to operate powered access equipment safely and effectively in challenging work environments.

IPAF Categories explained (IPAF)

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