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IPAF Access Platform Operators Course

Duration: One day

Group Size: 10

Who should attend: Anyone who operates any type of Mobile Elevated Work Platform (MEWP), such as scissor lifts, boom lifts, or trailer mounted or vehicle mounted boom lifts, should take this course to comply with the duties placed upon employers and employees by law. The International Powered Access Federation licence is recognised all over the world, and can be endorsed with different categories of MEWP.

Course aims: The course aims to ensure learners are aware how to operate any type of Mobile Elevated Work Platform (MEWP)

Course Objectives:

Upon completion of the course the learners will know: -

Employer’s and employee’s legal responsibilities 

Different categories of MEWPs 

Testing and inspection of MEWP’s

Safe operating methods


Course Outline:

This course is the course approved by IPAF, who are the main international body governing access platform operations. Topics covered include:

Employer’s and employee’s legal responsibilities

Different categories of MEWPs

Main structural parts of MEWPs

Pre-use inspections

Testing and inspection

Safe operating methods

Practical training


Certification: Learners will take a written test, and following practical training also take a practical assessment. Successful learners will receive a certificate issued by IPAF and a photo I.D. IPAF licence showing the category or categories of MEWP on which they have been trained.

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NB: The licence is internationally accepted.

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