Our Southampton depot is the perfect place to complete your IPAF training! We have amazing training facilities and equipment which helps us to ensure that our students only receive training that is at the highest possible standard.

We have been supplying students with IPAF training at our Southampton centre since 2019, and have become one of the leading training centres in Southampton! The location of this depot allows us to train students in the surrounding areas which include Southampton, Romsey, Test Valley, Hedge End and Winchester.

What is IPAF Training?

IPAF stands for International Powered Access Federation and is a nationally and internationally recognised qualification on construction sites across the world. These courses are based around the use of MEWPs and will teach students how to safely and efficiently operate Mobile Elevating Work Platforms and give them the skills needed to pass their test. The types of MEWPs that we use in our training includes Cherry Pickers, Scissor Lifts and Static Boom/Trailer Mounted Cherry Pickers.

IPAF Training Southampton

Why Train With 2start?

Industry-leading warehouse facilities.
Taught by IPAF accredited instructors.
Learn on the highest quality IPAF equipment and machines.

Which IPAF courses can you complete?

We have a variety of IPAF training courses available at our Southampton depot for you to choose from, all of which cater to different needs and requirements. The IPAF courses that we supply 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

Those delegates who pass our IPAF training will be issued with an IPAF accredited certification and PAL card, which is valid for up to 5-years. Once your certification has expired, you will need to complete a refresher course in order to gain/maintain your qualification.

IPAF Training Course Duration

The duration of your IPAF training will depend on which one of our courses you decide to complete, with all of our IPAF courses taking between 0.5-1 day to complete. However, our Combined IPAF & PASMA courses both take 2-days to complete.

Course Availability

We have a wide range of IPAF courses already available for you to choose from, although, we are working hard to continuously add new dates to ensure you have a wider selection of training dates to choose from.

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.

Southampton Training Facilities

Those students who choose to complete their IPAF training at our Southampton depot will have full access to our industry-leading training facilities. We have fully-equipped, air-conditioned classroom facilities and extremely spacious warehouses facilities with more than enough room for candidates to comfortably complete their IPAF training.

It is one of our top priorities to ensure that all of our training centres are clean and tidy to allow our students to train in a hygienic and clean environment.

IPAF Training Facilities Southampton

Where are we?

Our Southampton training centre is based in Unit 2 Four Dells Farm, Poles Lane, Otterbourne, Winchester, SO21 2DY.