IPAF Training Courses Southampton

We are leading providers of IPAF training courses in Southampton. We provide IPAF PAV Familiarisation Training, IPAF 3a Mobile Vertical Operator Training, IPAF 3a Mobile Vertical Demonstrator Training, IPAF 3b Mobile Boom Operator Training, IPAF 3b Mobile Boom Demonstrator Training, IPAF Combined Mobile Vertical/Mobile Boom Operator Training and IPAF Harness Inspection & Safety.

Our IPAF courses are specially designed to give platform workers the knowledge they need to safely and confidently operate Mobile Elevating Work Platforms (MEWPs). The courses have been developed by industry experts to ensure it covers everything needed for operators and so that it will conform to ISO 18878 ‘Mobile elevating work platforms – Operator (driver) training’.

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Why train with 2 start?

  • We are constantly investing in our machines to ensure we continue to provide the best vehicles for our customers.
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  • It’s easy to say that we are the ‘Premier Driving School’, but the proof is in the facilities offered and the results obtained by our students.

What is IPAF?

IPAF stands for The International Powered Access Federation. It’s a non-profit organisation owned by members of all walks of life. Members are truly valued and can have their say on rules and regulations for the machines use. At 2start we provide learners with complete information and confidence to operate this equipment. The federation delivers technical information about operation, legislation and standards and ensures the correct safety measures are in place.

About the courses

Training will last up to one day, depending on which one you are attending. We keep the classes between 4-10 people to ensure all attendees get the attention and training they need. We are dedicated to ensuring all trainees are confident with the safe handling and understanding of the machinery. Each course will have a written and practical test, and our centres receive regular updates to keep the courses up to date.

If this wasn’t quite what you were looking for, you may be interested in our PASMA training courses.

Some of our courses require another course to be completed first. This is recommended for those who already have some qualifications, such as our IPAD PAV Familiarisation Training, IPAF 3a Mobile Vertical Demonstrator Training and IPAF 3b Mobile Boom Demonstrator Training. View your specific course page to check the requirements before making a booking.


The PAL card

PAL stands for Powered Access License. It shows that the holder has been fully trained and are able to operate platforms confidently and with the correct safety regulations. Once you complete a training course at 2 Start the International Powered Access Federation will issue you a PAL card.

If you or your employee needs to work at height, receiving the correct training is important. This ensures the machines will be used effectively and safely, and also complies with legal requirements. IPAF training is important for accident prevention and safety promotion within a company.

All our IPAF courses are created by industry experts to give platform workers everything they need to confidently operate Mobile Elevating Work Platforms (MEWPs.) They will include everything needed for operators so it will conform to ISO 18878 ‘Mobile elevating work platforms – Operator (driver) training.’

Smart PAL card

The smart PAL card is ideal for the modern worker as it’s easy and convenient to use. It ensures only trained professionals will have access to machines as its machine readable. The cards chip contains information on which machines the owner can use but doesn’t contain any personal information. It’s essential for the safe and proper use of equipment, and also prevents fraudulent use of the machines. The smart PAL card is in line with the data protection legislation.

Courses Available

As well as extensive IPAF training, we offer a variety of LGV Driver training in Southampton. We offer financial solutions for those who want to avoid upfront costs and train straight away.

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Contact us today

Don’t hesitate to contact our friendly Southampton team for IPAF Driver training or any other course. We have helped many learners succeed and fulfil their goals. For information regarding any of the vehicle training services, get in touch via email or calling us on  023 8202 2975



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