IPAF Training

Operator Course


Course Overview:IPAF

The IPAF Training Course instructs candidates how to safely operate a range of MEWPS (Mobile Elevated Work Platforms). It also covers skills such as the selection and pre-inspection of the equipment. The IPAF (International Powered Access Federation) certification is internationally recognised qualification for use of such machinery.


IPAF Categories:

IPAF have changed the classification of their Machine Categories of which the common catagories are: 1a, 1b, 3a, and 3b.

  • Static Vertical

    Static Vertical

  • Static Boom

    Static Boom

  • Mobile Vertical

    Mobile Vertical

  • Mobile Boom

    Mobile Boom


Suitable for:

Anyone in an organisation that operates scissor lifts, static or self powered telescopic and articulating booms, vertical platforms, vehicle or trailer mounted platforms and booms. This not only includes construction sites but all workplaces, such as schools, offices, theatres and factories both internally and externally.


Course Objective:

Following the IPAF proven blend of theory and practical instruction, your employees can develop an awareness of the legal implications, common hazards and precautions, together with the correct driving, operation, pre-use inspection, elevating, lowering and emergency procedures for these commonly used MEWPs (Mobile Elevated Work Platforms).


The IPAF Training Course content Includes:


MEWP Categories

Structural Parts


Pre-use inspection/handover

Safe operating methods and hazards

Theory test Pass or Fail

Practical Training

Practical Assessment Pass or Fail

Licence Renewal & Log books

(Please note that we do offer group discount and other combinations of the IPAF Categories; please contact us for a quotation)



One Day € typically 7 € 8 hours


PPE Kit Required:

Our IPAF Training Courses requires each candidate to provide the following PPE:

Safety Helmet with Chin Strap


Hi-Vis Vest/Jacket

Full Body Safety Harness with Short/Adjustable Restraint Lanyard

Safety Footwear

Warm/Wet weather clothing as required

We do have a limited amount of Harnesses and Hi-Vis vests available on free loan.



Upon successfully passing both the written and practical assessments, each delegate's details will be entered on to the IPAF central database and a Certificate of Competency and a Photo-ID Card will be issued that is valid for 5 years.