Training in the use of work equipment is required by most health and safety legislation and work at height regulations. Employers are obliged to train and instruct employees to a sufficient extent. The IPAF training programme for platform operators was developed by leading industry professionals. It is certified by TÜV as conforming to the international standard ISO 18878:2004 which describes the training for mobile elevating work platforms – operator (driver) training. More than 90,000 operators are trained each year through a worldwide network of over 550 training centres. Successful trainees receive a PAL Card (Powered Access Licence), a safety guide, a log book and a certificate.

We offer the following training courses:

Courses for mobile elevating work platforms (MEWP) for:

  • Operators
  • Demonstrators
    Objective: Trains a demonstrator to familiarise operators with their responsibilities and demonstrate pre-operational and safe operating procedures, and the limitations of MEWPs.

Courses available for the following MEWP categories:

  • Static Vertical (1a)
  • Static Boom (1b)
  • Mobile Vertical (3a)
  • Mobile Boom (3b)
  • Push Around Vertikal (PAV)
  • Specialist machines (SPECIAL)

Further information can be found in our newsletter:
Lift-Manager Arbeitsbühnen Service - IPAF document for information (37 kb)

Further courses:

  • Use and inspection of safety harnesses(H)
    Objective: To instruct a user to be able to select, inspect and use a harness and associated equipment safely when using a MEWP.

If you have questions, require individual advice or wish to make an appointment, please contact us at +49 3588 2546-18 or use our request form.