Workplatform Ltd - approved IPAF training centreIPAF training for access equipment

Operator Training

The majority of accidents involving working at height can be avoided with safety training. Statistics released by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) in 2020 show that almost half of all construction accidents (47%) were from falls from height.
There were 40 fatal injuries in 2019/20, slightly up on the 5-year average of 37 per year, and 29 of these were due to falls from height. This is why operator training is essential.

IPAF Operator Training Courses

Operator training provides techniques and product knowledge enabling operators to get the most out of the equipment, maximising the capabilities of the machines. To be professionally trained is also an important aspect of health and safety when working at height.

Workplatform are an approved IPAF operator-training provider and can offer training at our dedicated training facility in Castle Donington near Derby. Training is also available at your premises, or at a location near you (please check suitability of the location with us before booking).
All training is carried out by IPAF certified, experienced trainers – excellent pass rates achieved.

Training is a mixture of theory and practice, with a written and a practical test. Course material is available in many languages and our training centre receive regular updates & audits. Class sizes are always kept small to enable maximum support by the trainer and hands-on time with the Genie products.

By taking part in an IPAF registered course, your operators can be certified to use powered access equipment in the following categories, vertical personnel lifts, trailer mounted booms, scissor lifts and self propelled booms.

All IPAF courses are available, please select from the course drop down below (please scroll down):

  • IPAF 1a Static Vertical
  • IPAF 1b Static Boom
  • IPAF 3a Mobile Vertical
  • IPAF 3b Mobile Boom
  • PAV Push Around Vertical
  • Instructor & Demonstrator Training
  • Harness Course
  • Safe Loading
  • MEWPS for Managers

Up to 6 people are able to complete one category in a day and up to 4 people are able to complete 2 categories. As a result, once the course in successfully completed you will be awarded a Powered Access Licence (PAL) card. This licence is valid for 5 years.

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