If you are looking for an IPAF training course in Southampton, have a look at what we have to offer and book your place today. 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.

IPAF courses are designed to give platform workers the skills and confidence they need to safely operate Mobile Elevating Work Platforms (MEWPs). The courses have been developed by industry experts to make sure that it covers everything necessary for operators and so that it will conform to ISO 18878 ‘Mobile elevating work platforms – Operator (driver) 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.

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. Once in the federation, members can have their say on rules and regulations for the machines use. At 2start we provide training courses which give learners the knowledge and confidence to operate such equipment. The federation delivers technical information about operation, legislation and standards and ensures the appropriate safety measures are in place.

About the courses

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 IPAD PAV Familiarisation Training, 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.

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.

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2 Start Training is a well-established driver training organisation, established in November 2008. We have many thousands of satisfied customers, the majority of whom now enjoy a career in the logistics industry.