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MEWP (mobile elevating work platforms) training is an important part of operating any lifts, cherry-pickers, or other elevated platform tools. No matter the type of platform you might be using, we can offer the right type of safety and operation training that even the most confident operators need in February 2024.

IPAF (the International Powered Access Federation) have created the IPAF Training Programme as a way to aid operator understanding of powered access equipment. These approved courses are available throughout Cambridgeshire and beyond, with further information offered as optional extra courses.

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What Do IPAF Training Courses Offer?

An IPAF training course is a comprehensive and last a varying amount of time, depending on the experience of the trainee taking them. Each course offers unique materials and can be supplemented with other optional courses that will help operators understand more about their MEWP work.

Each IPAF operator course is delivered with a specific goal in mind: any operator can take any course they need, but the courses allow individual learners to train in whatever niches and fields are relevant to their position.

Not only can these training courses provide a PAL card (vital for a lot of on-site work), but also practical training benefits: access to working-at-height training equipment, real powered access equipment to aid with powered access training, and some of the best instructors available.

This can help you build up your skills – individually or as part of a team – far faster than online courses. IPAF training centres are able to accommodate all IPAF trainees and can easily be found in March, giving you easy access to physical training providers.

For further information about the material involved in certain courses, you can contact us to find out more about them and what they entail. Whether they are operation, management or safety training, all IPAF training courses have value, both on-site and in the planning or supervising roles.

On passing the IPAF theory and practical test we will apply for an IPAF MEWP Operator’s License – PAL Card on your behalf, when booking the IPAF training course please make sure that you have read and understand the entry requirements and booking conditions for this course.

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Whether you take a health and safety course or learn to operate a MEWP, these accredited courses are worth having on your CV, especially when represented by a PAL Card. They are a valuable asset to have and prove that you understand how to manipulate and inspect a MEWP at your current position.

If you are interested in any of these courses, whether that is a full training week or a one-off health and safety or management course, then please get in touch and arrange for some IPAF training. It does not take long to get yourself licenced and properly trained with the operation of these platforms.

This contact form is the best place to start: if you are ready to sign up or just want to know more about a course that you are considering, then we are more than happy to answer any questions you have. IPAF training is one of the easiest ways to prove that you are a qualified, trained and skilled MEWP operator.

MEWP-Specific Courses

Some of the training courses we offer are also designed for certain platforms. Mobile boom/cherry picker training and courses about scissor lifts platforms require different skills, so IPAF training centres are capable of specialised safety training for operators of a single specific platform type.

Of course, the UK training centres also provide general courses and benefits like working-at-height training, health and safety training, and the Powered Access Licence card. If you have specific needs, you can contact our IPAF team to see what is on offer and how your training needs can be satisfied.

Course Overview

Here are the core courses, ones that have been used throughout March to train up operators that are experts in the safe and effective use of a MEWP. Any IPAF training course has the best possible health and safety precautions taken, especially those with hands-on training work.

IPAF 3A/3B MEWP Operator Training

The standard MEWP Operator Training course is aimed at brand new operators, covering all of the preparation and safety steps involved with a variety of different machines. This includes both Push Around Vertical (PAV) MEWPs and Insulated Aerial Device (IAD) MEWPs.

The courses are certified by the TÜV and can vary in length based on how many MEWP machines are involved in the training process. Many new operators use this as their first course when taking on MEWP work, and it serves as an introduction to more complex modules for specialist roles.

IPAF 3A/3B operator training is aimed at general operational and safety training, with both parts of the IPAF 3A/3B course being useful. For operators who only use 3A/3B platforms (scissor lifts/boom lifts), earning both accredited qualifications is still a very worthwhile result.

PAL+ Advanced MEWP Operator Training

If you are using Mobile Elevating Work Platforms in dangerous or risky situations, then the PAL+ IPAF course is designed to provide training services in March for dealing with challenging environments and high-risk situations. This can be useful for employees in industrial fields or construction jobs.

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MEWP Demonstrator Training

If you already have the knowledge and experience of basic MEWP safety, then employers might require you to deliver that safety information to a new operator. This course allows demonstrators to help other operators learn about MEWP limitations and safety procedures to follow during their operation.

MEWP Instructor Training

Unlike demonstrator training, this course allows an operator to become an IPAF instructor. If you are interested in being employed in IPAF Approved Training Centres or want to work as one of many independent instructors throughout the world, then this is the fastest way to learn those skills.

Additional Training Courses

Like all good training providers, IPAF training comes with numerous additional IPAF course options that add onto existing MEWP training. These can help platform operators get the best experience possible, no matter what kind of platform they operate.

Many of these courses take a day or less to complete and can be a vital part of powered access training when working with scissor lifts, boom lifts or other mobile vertical platforms.

Harness Use and Inspection

This is a short health-and-safety-focused course that teaches operators the basics of a MEWP harness and how it can be used as a safety measure.

Loading/Unloading MEWPs

MEWP operators can take this course to get in-depth knowledge on how they can load, unload, secure and transport important tools and equipment with a Mobile Elevated Work Platform, all while observing regular safety precautions.

MEWP For Managers

MEWPs for Managers is a form of MEWP training for any supervisor or manager that works with MEWP operators. Instead of telling you how to operate a platform, the course will cover a range of practical and theory details about how MEWPs should be managed and overseen in the workplace.

A similar course, MEWP Supervisor, is a North America-only course that fills the same niche.

Pre-Delivery Inspection

This course involves instructors telling trainees how to performing pre-delivery inspection of a MEWP and how issues or concerns can be recognised before they create further issues.

Competent Assessed Person (CAP) Certification

This safety course aims to help an operator or trainee understand how a MAWP can be examined for maximum safety and how to identify potential safety risks that might arise when somebody is trying to operate that MAWP in the workplace.

Do I Get a PAL Card?

The IPAF training course is delivered in a clear and direct way, focusing on each specific type of IPAF operator training, safety and management. Completing this training grants you a PAL Card (Powered Access Licence), which is recognised in over 50 individual countries and lasts for a total of five years.

Through IPAF courses, you can not only gain this PAL card on successful completion of the approved courses but also gain some of the best experience at dealing with a range of safety concerns, IPAF operator management scenarios, and technical limitations of a standard MEWP.

For those who already know the value of PAL cards, you can gain them from the majority of IPAF courses, including the MEWP training course. These PAL cards are issued digitally and can be accessed by the IPAF app, making it easier to display on-site if needed.

If you need more information about which specific courses can get you this PAL card, then contact us directly to learn more. The expiry date of your card will always be 5 years exactly.

At MEWP Training, we can assist you on the best options available. Make sure you contact us today for a number of great MEWP training courses.

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Why Should I Use IPAF as My Training Providers?

If you are searching for the best possible training course available in your area, then the IPAF courses are not only available for reasonable prices but hosted at over 750 IPAF-approved training centres spread across the world. These training centres are open to any new operator who wants training.

With courses delivered by highly-trained instructors and the ability to access equipment needed for hands-on training, these training centres offer more than just theory training, helping you build key safety, operation, management and inspection skills that can’t be learned on-site.

The Powered Access Federation (IPAF) is a core part of the powered access field, and each IPAF operator course has been run thousands of times with maximum attention to health and safety risks. With all training courses delivered in-person, successful completion offers more than knowledge.

We have worked with hundreds, if not thousands, of UK companies that have benefited from our training courses. International Powered Access Federation has spread these training courses far beyond the UK’s borders, and IPAF is a recognized name all across the world.

All of our courses are properly accredited. If you want to know the specifics behind how IPAF courses are identified and what they mean for employees or operators, then feel free to contact us and ask any questions you might need answers to.

FAQs

Do I need to do any preparation?

Whether you take a health and safety course or learn to operate a MEWP, these accredited courses are worth having on your CV, especially when represented by a PAL Card. They are a valuable asset to have and prove that you understand how to manipulate and inspect a MEWP at your current position.

If you are interested in any of these courses, whether that is a full training week or a one-off health and safety or management course, then please get in touch and arrange for some IPAF training. It does not take long to get yourself licenced and properly trained with the operation of these platforms.

This contact form is the best place to start: if you are ready to sign up or just want to know more about a course that you are considering, then we are more than happy to answer any questions you have. IPAF training is one of the easiest ways to prove that you are a qualified, trained and skilled MEWP operator.

How Do I Start Training?

If you are already prepared to start training, then simply book a training course online via the IPAF website for your nearest IPAF training centre. Once on-site, many of the courses will only take a day, with longer ones requiring two or three as most.

If you are not able to complete physical training (or prefer not to), then our eLearning option allows IPAF training to be completed over the IPAF training website and digital classrooms. You can still book online but complete the training at your own pace, wherever you learn best.

You will be able to see the course available, date, location, and other important details on the IPAF site before signing up. If you are worried about missing the start date to important safety training, get in touch and let us know that you are struggling with that starting day or time.

Does a passenger in a mobile elevating work platform require license before they can go in a mobile elevating work platform?

No, only the operator requires a license, however the passenger will be required to wear the correct PPE.

What are the various types of MEWPs?

What are Mobile Elevated Work Platforms?

Mobile Elevated Work Platforms also known as MEWP are types of plant, equipment that facilitate working at large heights. They consist of a platform on an extending structure and chassis, with controls for operations.

What is IPAF certificate?

The IPAF certificate or PAL (Powered Access License) is recognised as worldwide proof of platform operator training to the highest standard. They are issued by the International Powered Access Federation (IPAF) to platform operators who successfully complete their training.

What is a scissor lift?

A scissor lift is a classification of manlift often found in construction and facility maintenance applications designed elevate workers and their tools to working heights ranging from 5.9m (19 ft) to 17.9m (59 ft). Scissor lifts are work platforms used to safely move workers vertically and to different locations in a variety of industries including construction, retail, entertainment and manufacturing.

What are the types of MEWPs?

There are two basic types of MEWPs – ‘booms’, such as cherry pickers which have both static and mobile forms and ‘verticals’ such as scissor lifts, that can also be static or mobile. There is my types of MEWPs to choose from so it is essential you choose the right one, the three main questions to ask yourself when choosing from the various types of MEWPs are:

Who is using the equipment?

Both types of MEWPs require safety training  to be operated on the jobsite. Before choosing your desired lift, you must consider the amount of workers that needs to be elevated, what kind of equipment and materials they need to bring on the work platform, and also where the machine will be operated.

What kind of work is being done?

From the previous question you can see that boom and scissor lifts are typically utilized for different types of work. It is your job to require the factors that impact work on your jobsite, as well as any potential dangers or safety risks. Being able to understand the demands of your project will give you the insight into what kind of lift and even what model will be most effective.

Where will the machine be operating?

It is hugely important that you create a plan for exactly what you need the machine to do and how it will be transported to each working location, bigger lifts are not always best. Some important questions you need to ask yourself when creating this plan are, Will the work be indoor, outdoor or both? Will you need to drive the machine through small and confined areas such as doorways? What kind of flooring will the machine have to travel on?

What are 3a and 3b in MEWP?

The IPAF 3a and 3b Training course instructs an operator to prepare and operate various types of Mobile Elevating Work Platforms (MEWPs) including cherry pickers, scissor lifts, and mobile booms such as articulated & electric boom lifts.

What are static booms?

Static booms are an overall category name which includes spider booms on tracks or wheels, van-mounted booms, truck-mounted booms or trailer-mounted booms. A 1b Static Boom (cherry pickers) are MEWPs capable of both vertical and horizontal platform movement, enabling them to reach further and in different directions. They can appear as road-legal, drivable vehicles like vans and trucks, as towable trailers or on a dedicated track-mounted chassis.

What is a Self Propelled Scissor Lift?

Self Propelled scissor lifts are the most common type of Mobile Elevating Work Platforms (MEWPS) move vertically through folding supports in a X pattern, known as scissor mechanism. They are classified in 2 main categories based on how these are powered and where they are used. Self propelled electric scissor lifts are mostly used on flat indoor or outdoor surfaces, the body is pleasing to the eye and flexing to operate.

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Make sure you contact us today for a number of great MEWP training courses in East of England.

Here are some towns we cover near March.

Wisbech, Whittlesey, Barking
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