Any company or trader operating with a Mobile Elevating Work Platform, also known as a MEWP, must have IPAF training to be considered certified to use the equipment. Health and safety regulations require such training for machinery such as cherry pickers and scissor lifts, with the user having both an IPAF license and a PAL card.
The 2005 Height Regulations set out clear guidelines for employers, forcing them to adhere to a strict set of risk assessments. Any person being asked to work from a height, this risking injury, must be looked after with thorough planning. Not only this, but the workers themselves should be trained to work at such heights, ensuring that they can carry out the job efficiently while adhering to health and safety protocols, keeping themselves out of harm’s way.
gives you access to all the relevant knowledge and on-the-job skills needed to work both effectively and safely. Not only this, but the course also sets you up perfectly to pass your IPAF test and get your MEWP licence.
Theory and knowledge take place in the morning, before delegates move on to more practical skills in the afternoon. As a part of the morning session, those attending will take part in an exam (multiple choice), which must be passed if they are to progress to the afternoon’s practical work.
The latter is arguably the most important and widely used form of proof when it comes to elevating platform operator work.
If you would prefer to train at your own premises, we also offer a course that can be delivered straight to you.