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IPAF Operator Course - 1B

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IPAF Operator Course - 3A/3B

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The IPAF 1B Operator Training Course is meticulously designed to provide participants with the essential knowledge and practical skills required to safely and efficiently operate static boom (1B) mobile elevating work platforms (MEWPs). This comprehensive course aligns with the rigorous standards set by the International Powered Access Federation (IPAF), ensuring participants receive world-class training that meets global safety benchmarks.

This course consists of an instructor led training room presentation, written assessment, practical training and assessment.

Introduction to IPAF and MEWPs

  • Overview of IPAF and its role in promoting safe and effective use of powered access equipment
  • Classification and types of MEWPs, with a focus on static boom (1B) category

Legislation and Standards

  • Comprehensive review of relevant legislation, standards, and best practices associated with MEWP operation
  • MEWP Components and Pre-Use Inspections

  • Identification of key components of static boom MEWPs

  • Step-by-step guide on conducting thorough pre-use inspections and function tests

Safe Operating Principles

  • Detailed explanation of safe operating practices and hazard avoidance
  • Emergency procedures and safety features of static boom MEWPs

Practical Training and Assessment

  • Hands-on training under the supervision of experienced instructors
  • Practical assessment to evaluate participant’s ability to operate static boom MEWPs safely

Theory Assessment

  • Written test to assess understanding of theoretical aspects of MEWP operation
  • Certification and Feedback

  • Participants who successfully complete the course will receive an IPAF PAL (Powered Access Licence) Card, valid for 5 years

Novice Courses: Ideal for a total beginner using their first forklift truck, and has no previous experience of Materials Handling Equipment.

Experienced Courses: For a forklift truck operator who has an extensive amount of experience; at least 12 months, however holds no current certification and has had no formal training.

Refresher Courses: Suited for the operators who are trained and certified, the refresher course allows them to take a test to renew their licence. Forklift certifications are valid for 3 years.

Conversion Course: Suited for operators who are trained and certified on certain forklifts. The conversion course allows them to expand their forklift licences on other types of trucks.

Our courses take place at our fully equipped training centre in Maidenhead, Berkshire. 

We have a great location for those travelling on the M4/M3/M5 and the centre is also close to Heathrow. 

 

IPAF ePAL

All IPAF cards & certificates applied for will be issued in digital format via the ePAL app.
 
Operators can download the app for free to Apple iOS and Android devices and use it to view and access their digital PAL Cards, logbooks and IPAF safety guides. Our Trainers will talk you through this process at the start of your IPAF course.
 
PD Training will be using the IPAF Digital PAL Card Licence Application (ePAL) to process all IPAF certification.
 
  • The IPAF Digital PAL Card Licence Application (ePAL) is a mandatory item when making a booking, charged at £29.50 per delegate.
  • IPAF Physical PAL Card Licence Application (Printed PAL Card) – If required add the item “ Printed PAL Card and Certificate “ to your basket – additional cost £7.50

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Mon-Fri, 9am until 6pm

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Contact Information

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Weekend – Closed

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