IPAF

The International Powered Access Federation, IPAF developed their courses to promote the correct, safe and effective use of powered access. IPAF are the UK’s most established access platform training provider and have been in operation since 1983. The law requires employees to be properly trained on the equipment they use at work. The PAL card offers proof that employees have been trained to work at height safely.

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Birmingham, West Brom

Course name: IPAF Operator - 2 Categories*Date(s) of course: Fri 25th MayDuration: 1 day course not including lunch
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Essex, Waltham Abbey

Course name: IPAF Operator 3a & 3bDate(s) of course: Fri 25th MayDuration: 1 day course including lunch
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Caldicot

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Leeds

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Birmingham, West Brom

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Preston

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Leeds

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Milton Keynes

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Caldicot

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Newcastle

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Birmingham, West Brom

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Hertfordshire

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Newcastle

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Leeds

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Liverpool

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Manchester

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Swansea

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Birmingham, West Brom

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Hertfordshire

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Iver, Bucks

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Swindon

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Caldicot

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Birmingham, West Brom

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Liverpool

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Leeds

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Hertfordshire

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Seven Oaks, Kent

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Caldicot

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Nottingham

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Newcastle

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Birmingham, West Brom

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Brentwood, Essex

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Hertfordshire

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Milton Keynes

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Caldicot

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Liverpool

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Salisbury

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Birmingham, West Brom

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Iver, Bucks

Course name: IPAF Operator - 2 Categories*Date(s) of course: Mon 11th JunDuration: 1 day course not including lunch
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Salisbury

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Nottingham

Course name: IPAF 3a + 3bDate(s) of course: Mon 11th JunDuration: 1 day course including lunch
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Swansea

Course name: IPAF Operator - 2 Categories*Date(s) of course: Tue 12th JunDuration: 1 day course not including lunch
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Essex, Waltham Abbey

Course name: IPAF Operator 3a & 3bDate(s) of course: Tue 12th JunDuration: 1 day course including lunch
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Hertfordshire

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Leeds

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Seven Oaks, Kent

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Caldicot

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Brentwood, Essex

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Liverpool

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Leeds

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Essex, Waltham Abbey

Course name: IPAF Operator 3a & 3bDate(s) of course: Thu 14th JunDuration: 1 day course including lunch
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Essex, Waltham Abbey

Course name: IPAF Operator IPAF Operator 3a & 3bDate(s) of course: Fri 15th JunDuration: 1 day course including lunch
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Birmingham, West Brom

Course name: IPAF Operator - 2 Categories*Date(s) of course: Mon 18th JunDuration: 1 day course not including lunch
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Liverpool

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Swindon

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Preston

Course name: IPAF Operator - 2 Categories*Date(s) of course: Tue 19th JunDuration: 1 day course not including lunch
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Milton Keynes

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Exeter

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Manchester

Course name: IPAF Operator - 2 Categories*Date(s) of course: Fri 22nd JunDuration: 1 day course not including lunch
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Manchester

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Nottingham

Course name: IPAF Operator - 2 Categories*Date(s) of course: Tue 26th JunDuration: 1 day course not including lunch
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Milton Keynes

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Liverpool

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Salisbury

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Birmingham, West Brom

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Swindon

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Leeds

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Birmingham, West Brom

Course name: IPAF Operator - 2 Categories*Date(s) of course: Thu 19th JulDuration: 1 day course not including lunch
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Leeds

Course name: IPAF Operator - 2 Categories*Date(s) of course: Mon 23rd JulDuration: 1 day course not including lunch
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Leeds

Course name: IPAF Operator - 2 Categories*Date(s) of course: Wed 25th JulDuration: 1 day course not including lunch
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Preston

Course name: IPAF Operator - 2 Categories*Date(s) of course: Fri 3rd AugDuration: 1 day course not including lunch
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Manchester

Course name: IPAF Operator - 2 Categories*Date(s) of course: Fri 3rd AugDuration: 1 day course not including lunch
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Nottingham

Course name: IPAF 3a + 3bDate(s) of course: Mon 6th AugDuration: 1 day course including lunch
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Caldicot

Course name: IPAF Operator - 2 Categories*Date(s) of course: Fri 10th AugDuration: 1 day course not including lunch
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Caldicot

Course name: IPAF Operator - 2 Categories*Date(s) of course: Tue 14th AugDuration: 1 day course not including lunch
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Birmingham, West Brom

Course name: IPAF Operator - 2 Categories*Date(s) of course: Thu 16th AugDuration: 1 day course not including lunch
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Caldicot

Course name: IPAF Operator - 2 Categories*Date(s) of course: Mon 20th AugDuration: 1 day course not including lunch
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Glasgow, Scotland

Course name: IPAF Operator - 2 Categories*Date(s) of course: Fri 7th SepDuration: 1 day course not including lunch
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Nottingham

Course name: IPAF 3a + 3bDate(s) of course: Mon 10th SepDuration: 1 day course including lunch
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Leeds

Course name: IPAF Operator - 2 Categories*Date(s) of course: Thu 4th OctDuration: 1 day course not including lunch
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Nottingham

Course name: IPAF 3a + 3bDate(s) of course: Mon 8th OctDuration: 1 day course including lunch
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Caldicot

Course name: IPAF Operator - 2 Categories*Date(s) of course: Thu 11th OctDuration: 1 day course not including lunch
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Birmingham, West Brom

Course name: IPAF Operator - 2 Categories*Date(s) of course: Fri 12th OctDuration: 1 day course not including lunch
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Birmingham, West Brom

Course name: IPAF Operator - 2 Categories*Date(s) of course: Tue 16th OctDuration: 1 day course not including lunch
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Nottingham

Course name: IPAF 3a + 3bDate(s) of course: Mon 19th NovDuration: 1 day course including lunch
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Birmingham, West Brom

Course name: IPAF Operator - 2 Categories*Date(s) of course: Fri 7th DecDuration: 1 day course not including lunch
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Nottingham

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Overview

IPAF is a not-for-profit organisation that promotes the safe use of powered access equipment through advice, information, safety initiatives and training programmes.

IPAF themselves do not deliver training courses, training is delivered by training providers and successful delegates are awarded the PAL card (Powered Access License).

IPAF Training Courses

Find your nearest course using the search box, or call and speak with a training adviser for more information. IPAF offer the following training programmes:

  • Operators
  • Harness Use and Inspection
  • Loading/Unloading
  • MEWP’s for Managers
  • Per-Delivery Inspection

Categories of MEWP Equipment

  • 1A – Static Vertical
  • 1B – Static Boom
  • 3A – Mobile Vertical
  • 3B – Mobile Boom
  • PAV – Push Around Vertical
  • IAD - Insulated Aerial Device
  • SPECIAL – Specialist Machines

Who Should Attend

If your job requires you to use MEWPS (Mobile Elevating Work Platforms) the HSE says you should have attended a recognised operator training course and received a certificate, card or ‘license’, listing the categories of MEWP you are trained in.
Once you complete your IPAF training course you’ll receive your PAL card listing the categories of MEWP you are competent to operate.

Course Content

Content will vary depending on the location of your course and all of our trainers will include their own content, all courses, however, will cover the following plus content and practical work specific to the categories you choose:

IPAF Course Content

  • Awareness of different types of MEWPs
  • Safe operation of MEWPs and limitations of use
  • Pre-use checks, inspection and function tests
  • Planning the route before operating the MEWP
  • Travelling the route and manoeuvring the MEWP
  • Setting up the MEWP for work
  • Basic operational practice
  • Achievement testing
  • Selection and use of fall arrest equipment
  • Log book issue
  • Course review and close

Course Details

We offer IPAF Operator courses for categories 1a, 1b, 3a and 3b. Browse our list of courses and locations to find the right course for you.

IPAF Operator - 2 Categories*

If the course listed says "2 Categories" you can choose 2 from the following:

  • 1A – Static Vertical
  • 1B – Static Boom
  • 3A – Mobile Vertical
  • 3B – Mobile Boom

PAL Card

The PAL card is recognised worldwide across many industries as proof of platform operator training, once you successfully complete your IPAF course you'll receive your card listing the categories you are trained in.

  • The PAL card is valid for 5 years
  • Shows the date you were assessed, and the expiry date
  • Shows the categories of equipment you are trained to operate
  • Security features such as a holographic logo and your photograph and signature
  • The Smart PAL Card is marked by a wireless icon and has a chip embedded in it

Brochures for IPAF

Please download the course over view brochure below, easy to print and email if you need to share course information with a manager or colleague. If you would like a brochure sent to you please fill out the form and a brochure will be with you within a couple of working days.


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IPAF Locations

IPAF Courses Location Map - UK Wide IPAF courses.

  • Birmingham, West Brom
  • Brentwood, Essex
  • Essex, Waltham Abbey
  • Exeter
  • Hertfordshire
  • Iver, Bucks
  • Leeds
  • Liverpool
  • East London
  • Manchester
  • Milton Keynes
  • Newcastle
  • Nottingham
  • Salisbury
  • Scotland
  • Seven Oaks, Kent
  • Swansea
  • Swindon
  • Tonbridge, Kent

Course FAQs for IPAF

What time does the course start?

Our course start times vary by location, usually between 8:00am – 9:30am if you would like to know the start time of a specific course please ask on the chat you’ll get an answer straight away.

Why are there no IPAF training dates on your website?

IPAF courses are running daily at training centres UK wide, it is hard to keep the availability live on our website as it changes by the hour. If you require dates, contact us and we will let you know the next availability.

How much is training in my area?

If you use the search bar on our homepage or click on the upcoming course page, then type in your location and the closest training centre will show with the prices, dates and availability. Or if you would prefer call the training team on 0800 0213 263.

Can I cancel my booking?

We require 21 days’ notice before the course is due to start for all cancellations, if you cancel between 15 and 21 days’ before the course is due to start we can refund 60% of your course fee. Unfortunately if you do not give us at least 15 days’ notice we cannot guarantee any of your course fees will be refunded.
We will try everything we can to recover your course fee, including selling your course place to another delegate, in this instance we can recover your course fee. This however is on a case by case basis.

Where are you based?

The PSS head office is in Basildon, Essex, but we have training centres/ locations UK wide.

How do I contact you?

You can speak to our team on the website chat or call us on 0800 0213 263 8:00am – 5:00pm. Alternatively you can email us at [email protected]

I’m confused as to what course I need?

If you are confused about courses, you can call 0800 0213 263 and speak to our training team today.

Who is Marvin?

Marvin is our quackers little duck, he is here to help.

Don’t forget ‘Don’t Duck Out of Training….’

I have a group of delegates can a course be tailored to my companies needs?

Yes we can get the trainer to tailor the course content to the specific needs of clients.

I have a group of delegates can a trainer come to me?

In most cases yes we can send trainers to your site. The only scenario when we can’t is if the training has to be completed at an accredited centre. This is the case with NRSWA training.

Does the price include the certificates?

All of our prices include all the certification and/or cards for the course, there are no added extras for any certificates or registration.

I can’t find the full address for the training location on your website?

The full address will be sent out once your booking is confirmed, our team can tell you where the course is but we don’t give out exact addresses as delegates have arrived at courses without their booking being confirmed and have been disappointed.

Brochures for IPAF

Please download the course over view brochure below, easy to print and email if you need to share course information with a manager or colleague. If you would like a brochure sent to you please fill out the form and a brochure will be with you within a couple of working days.


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E-Learning FAQs for IPAF

What time does the course start?

Our course start times vary by location, usually between 8:00am – 9:30am if you would like to know the start time of a specific course please ask on the chat you’ll get an answer straight away.

Where are you based?

The PSS head office is in Basildon, Essex, but we have training centres/ locations UK wide.

How do I contact you?

You can speak to our team on the website chat or call us on 0800 0213 263 8:00am – 5:00pm. Alternatively you can email us at [email protected]

I’m confused as to what course I need?

If you are confused about courses, you can call 0800 0213 263 and speak to our training team today.

Who is Marvin?

Marvin is our quackers little duck, he is here to help.

Don’t forget ‘Don’t Duck Out of Training….’

I have a group of delegates can a course be tailored to my companies needs?

Yes we can get the trainer to tailor the course content to the specific needs of clients.

Does the price include the certificates?

All of our prices include all the certification and/or cards for the course, there are no added extras for any certificates or registration.