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IPAF Training in Bristol

GTAccess can offer a wealth of knowledge and expertise in training others to use powered access equipment correctly and safely, as the company has been in business for more than 40 years. The International Powered Access Federation (IPAF) promotes the effective and safe use of cherry pickers and scissor lifts and other mobile elevating work platforms (MEWPs). To guarantee they possess the knowledge and skills to reduce the risks of accidents and injuries, everyone operating a MEWP must complete an IPAF training course and receive certification.

Thanks to our specialised IPAF training facility at Gloucester, GTAccess can ensure that your team acquire the necessary IPAF training for your Bristol site and be completely prepared for safely operating at height. The IPAF PAL card, which is recognised by all contracting firms, is awarded to learners who successfully complete an IPAF training course. The course complies with the Work at Height Regulations, 2005 and the PUWER Regulations, 1998, and the IPAF PAL card which is awarded at the end of the course is required by contractors to operate MEWPs on site as a condition of employment and a safety precaution.

Through GTAccess, you can enrol your Bristol crew on an IPAF training course at a time that is convenient to you, including some weekend and evening options. The length of time spent at the training centre can be reduced by the fact that some of the courses, or parts of them, can be accessed as an e-learning option.

IPAF powered access courses in Bristol

Our centre in Gloucester can offer a full range of accredited IPAF training courses for Bristol companies. The list of courses offered includes MEWPs for Managers, Harness Safety training, IPAF Demonstrator, Operator training and Load/Unload courses.

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

Book an IPAF 3a and 3b Course in Bristol

The IPAF 3a and 3b courses are specialist training courses designed to educate operators on how to safely and effectively use various types of mobile elevating work platforms (MEWPs). All operators of MEWPs are required by law to undertake these courses and be certified before using any equipment.


Specifically tailored to all mobile vertical personnel platforms such as scissor lifts.


The 3b course certifies operators in the safe usage of boom-type platforms like cherry pickers and articulated and trailer-mounted boom lifts.


GTAccess offers a range of training courses for operators and supervisors covering all aspects of required knowledge including safe operation, harness training, MEWP operation management and statutory inspections.

If you are looking to complete an IPAF 3a or 3b course in Bristol, then you have come to the right place. We offer courses at many of our depots including nearby Bridgend and Gloucester.

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To discuss your IPAF training requirements and to book courses for your Bristol IPAF training needs, get in touch today with a member of our friendly team.

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