IPAF Training Courses

Our IPAF 3a mobile vertical scissor lift operator training provides the students with both the theory and practical training required to ensure safe operation and manoeuvring at all times. The 3a operator is IPAF accredited and provides any contractor or employer with the confidence the operator is trained to a safe & competent standard.
The IPAF 3b mobile boom training is designed to provide the students with hands-on experience using a boom based mobile elevating work platform (MEWP) with the supporting theory training to ensure the students are both experienced and confident in the safe operation of a 3b mobile boom.
Obtain your 3a and 3b operator training in our combined package in a single day. Our combined IPAF accredited course will provide students with the required theory and practical experience needed in preparation for their certification test. Our combined course covers both the 3a Mobile Vertical (Scissor Lift) and 3b Mobile Boom (Cherry Picker) mobile elevating work platforms.
The static boom operator training is ideal for students that need to operate a vehicle or trailer mounted boom based mobile elevating work platform. Our experienced instructors provide intensive training in a single day, providing the students with the confidence and practical experience to safely operate a 1b MEWP. All our 1b Static Boom courses are IPAF accredited.
Are you looking to obtain your 1b, 3a and 3b IPAF accredited operator certification? Our combined Static 1b, Vertical 3a, and Mobile boom 3b mobile elevating work platform training package provide great value for money and every student receives both the theory and practical training required to pass the IPAF certification.
Health & Safety while working at heights is paramount and our IPAF accredited Harness Inspection & Safety course provides each student with the classroom-based training to carry out inspections of equipment and remain confident that their assessments will be at a certified level that complies with IPAF’s high standards by showing the required understanding and competence in safe use.
Our PASMA & IPAF Combined 2-Day training course is ideal for those candidates who don’t have any previous experience in operating Mobile Elevating Work Platforms or Mobile Access Towers. Those who decide to complete this course will have the ability to choose to match either our IPAF 1b (Static Boom), 3a (Scissor Lift) or 3b (Cherry Picker) courses with one of our PASMA courses. The PASMA courses we provide include Low-Level Access, Towers for Users or Work at Height Essentials.
Our Combined IPAF 3a & 3b with PASMA combined Towers & Low-Level Access course is ideal for those who don’t have any previous experience in operating IPAF 3a or 3b MEWPs or using Mobile Access Towers. This is a 2-day course that will give you all the skills and knowledge that you need to safely and efficiently operate 3a (Scissor Lift) and 3b (Cherry Picker) category MEWPs along with Towers & Low-Level Access Mobile Access Towers.
Reducing the risk to the Health & Safety of those working on site is paramount. Our comprehensive half-day IPAF accredited Site Assessment course will provide each student with the theory and practical knowledge to safely assess a site in preparation for the IPAF certification test. Our skilled instructors provide the students with the confidence and help prepare them for the IPAF test.

IPAF Operator Training

Here at 2 Start Training, we believe in giving our students the best experience possible and work hard to ensure all training is to the highest standard possible. This video will give you an insight into the IPAF operator training courses that we provide here at 2 Start.

IPAF Training

What is IPAF training?

IPAF training will teach candidates how to safely and efficiently operate Mobile Elevating Work Platforms (MEWPs). IPAF is an accrediting body that’s dedicated to promoting the safe and effective use of powered access equipment.

Holding an IPAF qualification is recognised worldwide and will show others that you have a high standard of IPAF training. It also shows that you have the skills to work at height on the specific MEWPs that you completed your training on.

What does IPAF stand for?

IPAF stands for International Powered Access Federations who are a member’s organisation, that is responsible for maintaining high standards of powered access life usage around the world. This is done through ensuring professional and safe testing procedures are completed by anyone who wishes to use an elevating platform.

Who needs IPAF training?

IPAF courses are required by anyone who wishes to use a Mobile Elevating Work Platform (MEWP). It is a legal requirement that anyone who works at height has to have completed some sort of professional IPAF training.

If you successfully complete one of our IPAF courses, you will be awarded a PAL (Powered Access Licence) card. This is an internationally recognised certification and will show anyone, such as employers or health and safety officers that you have the correct training to be working at heights.

What does IPAF operator training cover?

Our IPAF courses cover a variety of different skills and knowledge, depending on which one of our courses you decide to choose. The courses we provide include:

  • IPAF Static Boom 1b Operator Training
  • IPAF Mobile Vertical 3a Operator Training
  • IPAF Mobile Boom 3b Operator Training
  • Combined 1b, 3a & 3b Operator Training
  • Combined 3a & 3b Operator Training
  • IPAF Harness Inspections & Safety

Each of these courses will train you in how to use all the equipment specific to each course and give you the skills you need to safely operate a MEWP.

How long will my IPAF course be?

The length of your course will vary depending on which IPAF course you decide to complete. The 1b, 3a, 3b, combined 1b, 3a & 3b courses as well as the combined 3a & 3b courses we provide all take 1 day to complete.

How much does IPAF operator training cost?

The price of your IPAF course will completely depend on your requirements and which one of our courses you decide to complete.

Where can I complete my IPAF training?

We offer IPAF courses at our Southampton and Worthing depots. Additionally, IPAF can be completed at your site, using your equipment.

How long is IPAF valid for?

Once you have successfully passed your IPAF course, you will be issued a PAL card which is an official certification that is valid for up to 5 years after you’ve completed your course.

Once your PAL card expires you will need to complete another IPAF course.

Price Match Promise

We are confident that our prices are competitive. But in the unlikely event that you receive a lower quotation from another company for the same training, we will match it. What’s more, you can be sure we won’t be compromising on training content or quality.

With our Price Match Promise you can choose 2 Start Ltd with complete confidence.

Contact our IPAF training advisors today to discuss your options!

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