IPAF Operator - Boom Lifts, Scissor Lifts, Static Booms More Details
Duration 1 day
LTC Training Services
Aims and Objectives

To instruct an operator to prepare and safely operate various types of Mobile Elevating Work Platforms (MEWP’s) and to obtain an IPAF MEWP Operators Licence (Certificate and PAL card). Candidates can opt to train on 1 or 2 categories of machine. The training is valid for 5 years and is recognised by the Build UK Contractors Group.

At the end of the course the operator will:

  • Be aware of the relevant health and safety regulations
  • Be aware of accident prevention and control
  • Be aware of the needs regarding personal protection
  • Be aware of the need to refer to the machine operators manual
  • Drive the MEWP safely and manoeuvre the machine as required, to correctly position and carry out the required tasks in a correct and proper manner, inside and outside a building

Pre-Requisites

Candidates must be at least 16 years old. No formal qualifications or experience are necessary. Candidates are not required to hold a driving licence.

A good level of comprehension of both written and spoken English is a requirement on all courses. Candidates must meet the requirements of IPAF’s Health & Fitness Statement.

Any physical impairment or literacy issues should be discussed with LTC Training Services prior to making a booking so we can best accommodate your needs.

Course Content

The pre-use checks and daily maintenance to be carried out prior to commencing work.
The correct and safe method of operating the specific machine.
The correct emergency procedures, capacities and limitations to enable safe operation.

Selection and use of fall protection equipment covering, as a minimum:

  • Harness wearing; how to put it on and fit it properly
  • Lanyard adjustment; adjusted for machine and candidate
  • Attachment to the MEWP; designated anchor point and karabiner locking
  • Proof of inspection; candidates to check if their harness has a proof of inspection (please note that inspection is not covered in this course. Current recommendations HSE and IPAF H1)

Who will benefit from this course

IPAF Operator Training in the use of work equipment is a requirement to ensure compliance with health and safety legislation. IPAF (International Powered Access Federation) approved training is vital for anyone operating a mobile elevating work platform (MEWP). Successful candidates are issued with a PAL card (Powered Access Licence) which is proof of competence in the safe use of aerial work platforms. Boss Training is a member of IPAF and delivers IPAF approved training courses that is endorsed by the UK Contractors Group (UKCG).

Additional Web notes

Should you require a different category on any of the dates below, please contact us on 01752 485303.

As you can only book 2 categories at a time online with us, if you only require 1 category please also contact us on 01752 485303 to arrange, even if the date is unavailable.  


Categories available
IPAF Category Poster

Course fees
1 Category £145.00 + £30.00 IPAF card and reg fee 
2 Category £165.00 + £30.00 IPAF card and reg fee
3 Category £250.00 + £30.00 IPAF card and reg fee

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Equipment:
You will be required to bring the following PPE;

  • Hard hat
  • Safety boots
  • Hi-viz 
  • Safety harness (harnesses can be supplied on the day of training for the purposes of training should they be needed)
PLEASE NOTE: LTC Training Services are unable to supply safety boots, in the case that you do not bring safety boots, we can sell them at £15.00 + VAT

If you do not own a harness you can purchase one from us prior to attending, or on the day of training. Harnesses will be supplied on the day of training / for the purposes of training’ should they be needed. Candidates should also bring wet weather clothing in case of inclement weather and should wear full length trousers (no shorts). Writing materials will be provided. Candidates who do not have any of these items should make us aware of this at the time of booking.


A good level of comprehension of both written and spoken
English is a requirement on all courses.

Please Note: As outlined on our course description, candidates will have 1 attempt to achieve the required pass mark on the theory test in the morning. If candidates do not pass they will not be able to continue the course.

Assessment Method:
Candidates must correctly answer at least 80% (24 out of 30) of the 30 questions asked in the multiple-choice theory test paper.
Candidates who do not successfully complete the Written Test Paper will not proceed further and will be advised of the reason(s) for the failure by the Instructor and shall be required to retake the training course in its entirety at a later date.
Trainees successfully completing the written test paper will then be asked to perform specified tasks whilst being observed by the Instructor. Candidates who do not successfully complete the practical assessment or who at any time place themselves or other attendees at serious risk shall be informed of the reason(s) for the failure by the Instructor and shall be required to retake the training course in entirety at a later date.

Should you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact us on 01752 485305

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