With over 70% of all accidents in the work place the result of working at height, the health and safety of your people working at height is a top priority. The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 places a duty on the employer to provide an adequate level of training to allow employees to operate equipment safely and competently. With this in mind, we specialise in bringing Health & Safety solutions to all companies that require it, below is a quick breakdown of what we have to offer.

Course Capacities

  • 2 categories up to 4 delegates per day
  • 1 category up to 6 delegates per day
1a - IPAF Operator Training Static Vertical Personnel Lifts

Course length: 1 day depending on categories and experience

This programme is designed for the operators of Mobile Elevated Work Platforms (MEWPs), for the renewal of PAL cards, or for those wishing to learn how to operate MEWPs. This includes any vertical personnel lifts in which outriggers are deployed prior to elevation.

Course Objective

The objective is to instruct an operator to prepare and operate various types of Mobile Elevating Work Platforms (MEWPs), including any vertical personnel lift requiring the deployment of outriggers before elevating, thus immobilising the unit during elevation.

Who should attend

This programme is designed for the operators of MEWPs, for the renewal of PAL cards, or for those looking to learn how to operate MEWPs. The course consists of classroom based tutorials, demonstrations and practical and written tests.

Course content

  • Health & Safety regulations and legislation

  • Accident control and prevention

  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

  • Working at Height Regulations

  • Operation and safe manoeuvre of machines

  • Pre-use inspection

  • Auxilliary and manual descent procedure

  • Theory test and practical assessment

Key Learning Objective

By the end of the course, delegates will:

  • Be aware of the relevant Health and Safety regulations

  • Drive the MEWP safely and manoeuvre the machine as required, to correctly position and carry out the required tasks in a correct and proper manner, both in inside and outdoor environments

  • Be aware of accident prevention and control

  • Be aware of the need to refer to the machine operating manual

  • Be aware of the needs regarding personnel protection

1b - IPAF Operator Training Static Boom

Course length: 1 day depending on categories and experience

This programme is designed for the operators of Mobile Elevated Work Platforms (MEWPs), for the renewal of PAL cards, or for those wishing to learn how to operate MEWPs. This includes any booms with outriggers, whether they are powered or push around models that cannot be moved whilst elevated.

Course Objective

The objective is to instruct an operator to prepare and operate various types of Mobile Elevating Work Platforms (MEWPs), including any vertical personnel lift requiring the deployment of outriggers before elevating, thus immobilising the unit during elevation.

Participants

This programme is designed for the operators of MEWPs, renewal of PAL cards or for those wishing to learn how to operate MEWPs. The course will consist of classroom based tutorials, demonstrations, practical and test.

Course content

  • Health & Safety regulations and legislation

  • Accident control and prevention

  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

  • Working at Height Regulations

  • Operation and safe manoeuvre of machines

  • Pre-use inspection

  • Auxilliary and manual descent procedure

  • Theory test and practical assessment

Key Learning Objective

By the end of the course, delegates will:

  • Be aware of the relevant Health and Safety regulations

  • Drive the MEWP safely and manoeuvre the machine as required, to correctly position and carry out the required tasks in a correct and proper manner, both in inside and outdoor environments

  • Be aware of accident prevention and control

  • Be aware of the need to refer to the machine operating manual

  • Be aware of the needs regarding personnel protection

3a - IPAF Operator Training Mobile Vertical

Course length: 1 day depending on categories and experience

This programme is designed for the operators of Mobile Elevated Work Platforms (MEWPs), for the renewal of PAL cards, or for those looking to learn how to operate MEWPs. This includes any scissor lifts and personnel lifts that can be driven driven whilst elevated (manufacturer specification permitting).

Course Objective

To instruct an operator to prepare and operate various types of Mobile Elevating Work Platforms (MEWPs). This includes any scissor lifts and personnel lifts that you can drive the machine while elevated (manufacturer specification permitting).

Participants

This programme is designed for the operators of MEWPs, renewal of PAL cards or for those looking to learn how to operate MEWPs. The course will consist of classroom based tutorials, demonstrations and practical and written tests.

Course content

  • Health & Safety regulations and legislation

  • Accident control and prevention

  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

  • Working at Height Regulations

  • Operation and safe manoeuvre of machines

  • Pre-use inspection

  • Auxilliary and manual descent procedure

  • Theory test and practical assessment

Key Learning Objective

By the end of the course, delegates will:

  • Be aware of the relevant Health and Safety regulations

  • Drive the MEWP safely and manoeuvre the machine as required, to correctly position and carry out the required tasks in a correct and proper manner, both in inside and outdoor environments

  • Be aware of accident prevention and control

  • Be aware of the need to refer to the machine operating manual

  • Be aware of the needs regarding personnel protection

3b - IPAF Operator Training Mobile Boom

Course length: 1 day depending on categories and experience

This programme is designed for the operators of Mobile Elevated Work Platforms (MEWPs), for the renewal of PAL cards, or for those looking to learn how to operate MEWPs, in particular any boom lifts that can be driven whilst elevated.

Course Objective

To instruct an operator to prepare and operate various types of Mobile Elevating Work Platforms (MEWPs) in particular any boom lifts that can driven whilst elevated.

Participants

This programme is designed for the operators of MEWPs, for the renewal of PAL cards, or for those looking to learn how to operate MEWPs. This course will consist of classroom based tutorials, demonstrations and practical and written tests.

Course content

  • Health & Safety regulations and legislation

  • Accident control and prevention

  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

  • Working at Height Regulations

  • Operation and safe manoeuvre of machines

  • Pre-use inspection

  • Auxilliary and manual descent procedure

  • Theory test and practical assessment

Key Learning Objective

By the end of the course, delegates will:

  • Be aware of the relevant Health and Safety regulations

  • Drive the MEWP safely and manoeuvre the machine as required, to correctly position and carry out the required tasks in a correct and proper manner, both in inside and outdoor environments

  • Be aware of accident prevention and control

  • Be aware of the need to refer to the machine operating manual

  • Be aware of the needs regarding personnel protection

PAL +

PAL+ is an optional, additional one day of category-specific training aimed at operators working in higher risk or challenging environments.

Added qualification

Upon successful completion of the theory test, practical test and interview, operators will have the relevant categories added to their PAL Card, e.g. Static Vertical (1a+), Static Boom (1b+), Mobile Vertical (3a+) and Mobile Boom (3b+). The added “+” qualification on the PAL Card is proof that the cardholder has successfully demonstrated his/her ability to operate powered access equipment safely and effectively in challenging work environments.

Course content

  • Compact theory session

  • Emphasis on practical training

  • Categories: Static Vertical (1a+), Static Boom (1b+), Mobile Vertical (3a+) and Mobile Boom (3b+)

  • Challenging practical exercises

  • Written and practical tests

  • Individual interviews

Mewps for Managers

About the course;

Companies that use MEWPs need to know what their management responsibilities are – and what their legal responsibilities are. The course covers what managers need to know about the safe use of MEWPs on site, from planning the job and conducting a risk assessment, to selecting the right equipment and mitigating all possible risks. Under UK health and safety legislation, specifically, the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998 (PUWER) and the Work at Height Regulations 2005, employers must train all employees who plan, supervise and manage work at height and the use of equipment for such work.

Who should take this course?

Employers, project managers, foremen and supervisors working in a broad range of industries such as construction, facilities management, retail, airports and arboriculture. Anyone who is responsible for planning and overseeing the use of MEWPs on their job site.

Qualification

This course is about planning, supervising and managing the use of MEWPs, and not about operating equipment. It ends with a written test that candidates must pass. Upon successful completion of the theory test, candidates will receive an IPAF certificate. Those who hold a valid Powered Access Licence for operating equipment can have the MEWPs for Managers (MM) category added to their PAL Card.

Harness Use and Inspection

IPAF Harness Training enables the operator to inspect and use the correct harness with a boom style platform.

Course content

  • Introduction

  • Legislation, Standards and Guidance

  • Hierarchy of fall protection measures

  • IPAF Harness Statement

  • Harness Lanyard and Fittings

  • Pre-Use Checks (includes practical exercise)

  • Fitting and Adjusting (includes practical exercise)

  • Usage and anchor points

  • Storage and maintenance

  • Hazards and precautions

  • Rescue requirements and options

  • Achievement Testing