If you are planning to use powered access equipment, such as mobile elevating work platforms, you will need to obtain an IPAF Powered Access License. If you don’t have one yet, you can complete IPAF training courses to get this license. These courses test practical skills and equipment safety knowledge. If you complete all modules, you’ll be IPAF certified and ready to use powered access equipment safely. IPAF training courses are typically 1 to 3 days long and combine online and classroom learning modules.
Regardless of which MEWP category you wish to obtain, IPAF training will provide you with the foundation you need to operate the equipment safely. Even though there are fewer risks when using an MEWP, accidents do occur. Taking this course will ensure that you understand the various risks that could occur while operating a MEWP, whether you are climbing a tree or a building. While you won’t be working on a construction site without an IPAF license, it will help ensure that you are safe on the jobsite.
An IPAF 3a/3b training course provides operators with the knowledge and skills necessary to operate different types of MEWPs, including cherry pickers, scissor lifts, mobile booms, and more. It is recognized worldwide as a proof of MEWP operator training and is the only qualification you need if you want to operate equipment with outriggers. For more information about IPAF training, visit its website