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IPAF Training Birmingham

GTAccess has been providing powered access equipment and IPAF training courses in Birmingham for over 40 years. 

The International Powered Access Federation (IPAF) is a non-profit organisation that promotes the safe and effective use of mobile elevating work platforms (MEWPs) such as scissor lifts and boom lifts. To guarantee they have the skills necessary to reduce accidents and injuries, everyone using a MEWP must complete an IPAF training programme and get certified.  

GTAccess hosts specialised IPAF courses at the Birmingham NEC and will guarantee your workforce is fully trained and prepared for operating safely at heights. Upon completion, attendees will be awarded the IPAF PAL (Powered Access Licence) card and will be recognised by all significant contracting organisations as well as be compliant with the Work at Height Regulations 2005 and PUWER Regulations 1998. 

GTAccess provides a variety of ways IPAF training Birmingham courses can be taken that are convenient for you. Our courses are available on weekdays, weekends and in the evening. To reduce time spent at the training facility, we also provide e-learning options.  


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Powered access IPAF courses in Birmingham

Our IPAF courses in Birmingham offer a full range of training programs for different job roles and applications, including: 

  • MEWPs for Managers 
  • Operator Training 
  • Harness Safety Training 
  • Load/Unload 
  • IPAF Demonstrator Courses 

The international Powered Access Federation promotes the safe and effective use of powered access equipment worldwide.

Book your IPAF 3a and 3b course in Birmingham

The IPAF 3a and 3b courses are designed to train operators in the safe and efficient use of mobile elevating work platforms (MEWPs) including mobile boom lifts such as electric and articulated boom lifts. 

IPAF 3a training course 

IPAF 3a training is a focused course, delivering safe instruction on the operation of Mobile Vertical (3a) machines such as vertical personnel platforms. The course includes directions on how to perform pre-use inspections, safe operation and explains relevant safety guidelines. 

IPAF 3b training course 

Our cherry picker training Birmingham is a part of the IPAF 3b courses, designed to cover all aspects of safe operation for Mobile Boom (3b) machines, including cherry pickers and boom lifts among these types. 

Both courses are offered at our local depot for easy accessibility to customers needing to hire MEWPs. Cherry picker, boom lift and scissor lift training Birmingham is all possible with the help of GTAccess. 

IPAF training Birmingham | FAQs

We have a range of IPAF courses in Birmingham that begin at different prices. For instance, our training for managers and harness training begins at £99 per person, operator training via E-learning is £155 or in the classroom at £240. Browse our prices for IPAF training courses in Birmingham.

IPAF training is vitally important for ensuring the safe and competent operation of powered access equipment, reducing workplace accidents, enhancing operational efficiency and ensuring compliance with health and safety regulations.

After you complete an IPAF course and pass all assessments and tests, you will be certified and awarded the IPAF PAL card that is valid for 5 years.

Many courses take just one day to complete, and training that takes place in the classroom at our Birmingham training centre will begin at 7:45 am with course registration, the course starts at 8:00 am and finishes at 4:30 pm. We also offer evening and e-learning courses.

GTAccess offers several courses, including IPAF Operator and IPAF MEWPs For Managers, via online, e-learning which helps cater to different people’s schedules and accessibility requirements.

Each individual course will cover different aspects of operating MEWPs and working at height. Some courses focus on harness training, loading and unloading, operator and driver safety training as well as manager and inspector training.

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Get in touch today to discuss your training requirements and to book your team’s courses at our IPAF training centre in Birmingham.

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