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What is IPAF Training?

IPAF stands for International Powered Access Federation and is the organisation that promotes safe and responsible use of Mobile Elevating Work Platforms (MEWPs) such as Cherry Pickers and Scissor Lifts.

IPAF training will teach you the skills and knowledge that you need to safely and securely operate MEWPs and pass your desired IPAF test. Completing this training will show employers that you have received a high standard of training and have the correct certification to ensure you are compliant with rules and regulations.

We offer IPAF training at our Southampton and Worthing depots, as well as giving you the opportunity to complete your training at your own sites, using your own equipment.

For more information on how to complete training on your site, using your equipment contact our team on 02392 123555.

You may also be interested in our PASMA training courses. Our PASMA training courses will provide you with the skills and knowledge to safely assemble, dismantle and relocate Mobile Access Towers.

CLICK HERE TO BOOK PASMA TRAINING ONLINE NOW!

IPAF Training Course Information

Course Capacity

Depending on which course you choose, training will last up to one day. We keep the classes small (4-10) people to ensure all attendees get the attention and training they require. We want all clients to be confident with the safe handling and understanding of the machinery. All courses will have a written and practical testing, and our centres receive regular updates to keep our learning current.

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

There are some courses which may require you to have taken another one beforehand. This is recommended for those who already have some qualifications, such as our IPAF 3a Mobile Vertical Demonstrator Training and IPAF 3b Mobile Boom Demonstrator Training. We would suggest checking the specific course page for this before contacting our team for booking and enquiries.

Course Duration

The length of your training course will depend upon which of our IPAF courses you choose to complete. The length of our IPAF courses varies between 0.5-1 days to complete, with our combined IPAF and PASMA courses both taking 2-days to complete.

The PAL card

PAL stands for Powered Access License. It demonstrates that the holder has been trained fully and can operate platforms confidently and safely. If you successfully complete a training course at 2 Start the International Powered Access Federation will issue you a PAL card.

If you need to work at height, training is important so machines can be used effectively and safely whilst complying with legal requirements. In addition, the trainee will gain a new skill. IPAF training ensures that within a company the right safety measures and accident prevention has been put into place.

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 has been created for modern and convenient use. Its machine readable to ensure only trained professionals are able to use the machines. The card has a chip on it which contains information such as which machines the owner is trained on. Besides this, no other personal information is stored on the card, in line with the data protection legislation. Using a smart PAL card ensures site safety for everyone so the machines can only be used correctly. It also prevents any fraudulent activity occurring as it tracks exactly who uses the machine and when.

IPAF Training at 2 Start

Here at 2 Start Training, we offer a variety of IPAF training courses, all of which are taught by highly experienced and IPAF certified instructors. All students will obtain IPAF certification for the course they have completed in the form of an ePAL or PAL card.

Our courses are designed to teach our students all the skills and abilities that they need to safely and securely operate Mobile Elevating Work Platforms (MEWPs).

The courses we provide include:

  • IPAF Mobile Vertical 3a Operator Training (Scissor Lifts)
  • IPAF Mobile Boom 3b Operator Training (Cherry Pickers)
  • IPAF Combined Mobile Vertical/Mobile Boom Operator Training (Scissor Lift & Cherry Picker)
  • IPAF Static Boom 1b Vehicle or Trailer Mounted Cherry Picker Operator Training (Vehicle or Trailer Mounted Cherry Picker)
  • IPAF Combined Static 1b/Vertical 3a/Mobile Boom 3b Operator Training (Scissor Lift, Cherry Picker & Static Boom)
  • IPAF Harness Inspection & Safety
  • IPAF Site Assessment
  • PASMA & IPAF Combined
  • IPAF 3a, 3b & PASMA Towers & Low Level Access
IPAF Training

Why Train With 2start?

We are constantly investing in our machines to ensure we continue to provide the best vehicles for our customers.
We have hundreds of happy previous customers and currently have a 4.9 rating on Google.
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.

Contact our IPAF team of training advisors today to find out your options!

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Call our advisors on: 02392 123 555
Speak with our experienced advisors Monday – Friday 7:00am – 5:30pm

What our customers had to say

Portsmouth

2 Start Ltd (Portsmouth), Unit 4 Shawcross Ind Est, Ackworth Road, Hilsea, Portsmouth, PO3 5HU
Call: 02392 123555

2 Start Training
4.9
Based on 102 reviews
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Luke WhiteLuke White
13:36 18 Jan 22
The whole place is brilliant.Would highly recommend.Thank you to the whole team.Luke WhiteCM Sports
Dion HintonDion Hinton
12:52 17 Jan 22
Recently attended a Transport Manager CPC course at the Portsmouth depot.The course content was superbly delivered linking to real world scenarios making it easy to understand and absorb.The staff and tutors were incredibly friendly and helpful going above and beyond to assist in anyway they could.Very enjoyable experience from start to finish would definitely recommend.
David IsleDavid Isle
20:20 17 Dec 21
Completed my CPC training today after 5Days of online courses with Nicky HansonOne of 2 Start Training instructors with bags of real life HGV driving experience under her belt, that made learning a pleasure and enjoyable.Thanks Nicky. David
micheal reesmicheal rees
11:06 03 Dec 21
It was well run and very efficient the trainer was top notch and gave me a lot of information I was unaware of.
jelly64bellyjelly64belly
15:02 20 Nov 21
My 3 days at Portsmouth was fun Don my instructor amazing allways going through happy and allways up for a chat 💬 taught me all I need to know 10/10
GregGreg
07:46 06 Nov 21
Brilliant HGV training centre. Will and Kev trained me. All the guys are brilliant and helpful. Got me through my class 2 test 😁🚛👌🏼
W AW A
17:48 18 Oct 21
Recently just passed C+E having been instructed by Don.Don is an excellent instructor, his calm method of teaching made it a really enjoyable week for us, he gave pointers when needed and answered every of the many questions asked.As a result of Don's great instruction, we passed 1st time.Thanks 2 start and Don!
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Southampton

2 Start Ltd (Southampton), Unit 2 Four Dells Farm, Poles Lane, Otterbourne, Winchester, SO21 2DY
Call: 02382 022975

2 Start Training
4.8
Based on 57 reviews
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Adam BainAdam Bain
16:26 13 Jan 22
I went from zero experience to passing and I absolutely believe it was down to Martin and the rest of the team. They were patient and professional and I enjoyed every min. Passed first time as well.
Richard JonesRichard Jones
18:42 15 Dec 21
I was allocated Instructor Martin Keen who was very professional and extremely knowledgeable. I particularly enjoyed the constructive criticism and feedback of the errors of my ways and techniques of driving as I progressed through the course, which I took on board and on my test day I was well ready and confident in passing. which I then passed my practical C + E driving test. Happy with this company.
Damian HumphreyDamian Humphrey
23:18 11 Dec 21
I passed my class 2 first time. My instructor (angel in disghise) was Janet. Would highly recommend 2 Start. Top drawer professionals. Well worth it. Thankyou so very much.
Graham EmeryGraham Emery
06:52 27 Nov 21
I can’t recommend 2Start highly enough, I did class 2 training and test with them and then Class 1 training and test. Janette was very patient and professional during my class 2 and likewise Adam was to during my class 1. Both instructors put me at ease which made for a great week of training. Due to my own stupidity I failed my first test on both classes but I went back for second tests and Martin took me to them, again very calming and professional. Great company, nice vehicles to learn in.
James ReynoldsJames Reynolds
16:45 09 Jul 21
Absolutely fantastic group of people, massive thanks to Martin for the training on my cat c and an even bigger thanks to Carl for my first day on my cat ce and Adam your just a gem
Zack ReveleyZack Reveley
15:28 05 Apr 21
The staff are friendly and easy to get along with, which helped ease me into learning at my own pace. All the instructors were experience drivers with many years in professional industries. I have managed to complete my Cat C and Mod 4 with the company, with ease. The website is easy to navigate with multiple ways to communicate with the adviser team based in Portsmouth. Also having prices available to view beforehand makes it easy to see how much money will likely be required, and when talking to Jack (adviser) it was all streamlined, quick and with no forceful selling like I had experience with other companies.One thing to note is they do not guide you through the theory process as this will be something you will need to prep for and complete prior to practicals, however there are a lot of material available online and in the DVSA books (recommend "The official DVSA guide to: Driving goods vehicle" a lot of useful information).
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Reading

2 Start Ltd (Reading), Unit 32 Youngs Ind Est, Paices Hill, Reading, RG7 4PW
Call: 01184 021861

2 Start Training
4.9
Based on 76 reviews
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Mathew DawsonMathew Dawson
10:45 20 Jan 22
Taken Cat C with this company and Alex (one of the instructors) made you feel relaxed from the start. 5* service and passed first time.
Mike BrooksMike Brooks
19:18 15 Jan 22
I have just completed a 5 day Fork Lift Truck course here. Very professional setup and a great facility.Mark was my instructor & he was brilliant with us.Definitely recommend him and this company10/10
Ilie ViorelIlie Viorel
10:18 21 Oct 21
Had a great time with Clint.s.at reading passed my artic test today thank you to all the staff at 2 start Readingthank you
Me And MeMe And Me
11:44 15 Oct 21
Instructor was very knowledgeable and knew what he was doing. Most importantly he new to convey that knowledge.
Jamie LinegarJamie Linegar
08:51 15 Sep 21
Big thank you to Clint, Aussie Clint and Mark for all helping me pass my Category C1 License. They are all great instructors and would highly recommend to anyone looking to pass! Thanks again!
TobyToby
12:30 26 Jul 21
Passed my category c with these today ! Nice clean vehicles very professional instructors . Mark s my instructor was Great from start to finish! Turned me from a B to a C licence in a week! Pleasure to have been a student here 👍 advice : just listen 👂 as the guys here know what they are talking about
Mark IMark I
15:38 16 Jul 21
Really helpful, friendly staff and great vehicles to learn in.
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Worthing

2 Start Ltd (Worthing), The Vinery Ind Est, Unit 54 & 55, Poling, Worthing, BN18 9PY
Call: 01903 952410

2 Start Training
5.0
Based on 24 reviews
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Ryan FraserRyan Fraser
11:26 15 Dec 21
Very professional tutors explain everything clearly so the information stays in would highly recommend this company
Adrian TharbyAdrian Tharby
10:35 15 Dec 21
Superb trading team. Paul excellent communicator and patient approach to teaching. Highly recommend this team for all logistics training.
MattMatt
02:59 06 Dec 21
I've been looking to get into the HGV industry as a lorry driver and I've been looking into booking a course, so I thought I'd try some introduction/trial drives with a few companies to see which company I like the most.After trying a few companies, 2 Start Training in Worthing is by far the best company I've experienced. The instructor Paul was very good, he was able to communicate and teach clearly and effectively and he made me feel at ease.2 Start Training had by far the best lorry to train in. A different company that I had an introduction drive with put me in a old, worn out lorry that broke down!2 Start Training have a professional, cosy office/reception area with break out rooms, along with a fully stocked vending machine. I'll definitely be completing a 5 day course in order to hopefully gain my HGV class 2 (category C) licence.I would highly recommend this company if you're looking to gain qualifications for the haulage industry.
Tim NichollsTim Nicholls
16:57 25 Nov 21
Mark and the team at 2 Start Worthing are utterly professional and ably demonstrate their commitment to getting you to the best standard. Great motivators who encourage and build your confidence. They are approachable enthusiastic and make full use of their good facilities and equipment.
Jeremy SkinnerJeremy Skinner
15:20 25 Nov 21
Jon my trainer answered all my questions and made me feel relaxed, and ready for my new job. Thanks, great service.
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