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IPAF Special Category

The IPAF Operator Training Course delivers a minimum of 7 hours of both theory and practical instruction and assessment for candidates on how to safely operate, select and carry out pre-use inspection of a range of MEWPS (Mobile Elevated Work Platforms) in the workplace

Course Duration: 1 Day


Successful delegates will gain an understanding of current relevant legislation and best practice on a range of MEWPs and be able to carry out a pre-use inspection and most importantly use them safely, in line with current approved methods and manufacturer’s instructions. The course agenda includes:
  • Introduction to IPAF and MEWPs
  • Pre-theory test
  • Legislations, regulations, standards and best practice
  • MEWP categories explained
  • Structural parts identified
  • Pre-use inspection/handover requirements
  • Safe operating methods and hazards to be observed
  • Post-theory test
  • Practical training on selected categories
  • Practical assessment on selected categories
  • Licence renewal & log book
This course is aimed at personnel who are or will be responsible for using MEWPs (Mobile Elevated Work Platforms). There are no prerequisite required for this course although a working knowledge of MEWPs is an advantage.

Please take into consideration your level of experience when booking your course. This course is 1 – 2 days in duration and those wishing to successfully complete this course but are inexperienced should consider booking a two day course to ensure adequate practical experience can be gained before assessment.

Trainee Requirements:

Candidates are required to bring suitable PPE :-
  • Hard Hat
  • Safety Boots
  • High Visible Vest
  • Harness  
  • Safety Gloves
No formal qualifications or experience is necessary, but it would be beneficial if delegates had a basic understanding of Working at Height Regulations and the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974.


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