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IPAF Load & Unload

The IPAF Load Unload Course provides training for the safe loading and unloading of MEWPs on beavertail and slide bed transport vehicles. Loading and unloading should be carried out by trained and competent staff who are aware of the risks involved.

Course Duration: 1 Day


By the end of the course, each delegate will:

  • Be fully aware of hazards associated with transporting access and plant machinery.
  • Be fully aware of their responsibility and associated legislation.
  • Be fully aware of safe procedures for loading and unloading.
  • Be able to carry out inspections and transport related risk assessments.
  • Be able to correctly position the vehicle for the task in hand.
  • Be able to safely and securely load and unload.


  • Introduction: overview of course requirements.
  • Selection of suitable vehicle for transportation of load.
  • Method of loading and unloading.
  • Position of load on vehicle.
  • Marking of large loads.
  • How to secure a load.
  • Safety checks.
  • Positioning the vehicle for unloading.
This course is aimed at personnel who are or will be responsible for the loading and unloading of MEWPs on a range of transportation.
IPAF Load & Unload Certificate

Trainee Requirements:

Candidates are required to bring suitable PPE :-
  • Hard Hat
  • Safety Boots
  • High Visible Vest
  • Harness  
  • Safety Gloves
Applicants should be at least 18 years old and physically fit. Applicants should hold a valid IPAF PAL card for the relevant categories of machines. It is desirable (but not mandatory) that applicants hold a current LGV licence or other suitable licence.


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