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IPAF Courses in Essex

Thanks to our dedicated training facility in Brentwood, GTAccess can make sure everyone on your team receives the essential International Powered Access Federation (IPAF) courses in Essex and is fully prepared for safe operations at height. The IPAF Powered Access Licence (PAL) card, which is recognised by all contracting firms, is awarded to learners who complete IPAF PAL training courses. 

Your Essex team can enrol in our courses at a time convenient for you, including some weekend and evening possibilities. The availability of some courses as an e-learning option can reduce the time spent on the training site.  

GTAccess has been in business for almost 40 years, both providing new and used access platforms and comprehensive IPAF training courses in Essex. To guarantee you have the skills and knowledge to lower the risks of accidents and injuries, every individual using a MEWP (mobile elevated work platform) must successfully complete an IPAF training course and obtain certification. 


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IPAF training available in Essex

Our centre in Brentwood offers a complete selection of approved IPAF training courses to firms in Essex. Courses on MEWPs for managers, harness safety, IPAF demonstrator, operator and load/unload are among the training options. 

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

Book an IPAF 3a and 3b Course in Essex!

The aim of the IPAF 3a and 3b courses is to train operators to use MEWPs including cherry pickers, scissor lifts, as well as articulated and electric boom lifts and telehandlers safely and effectively. 

IPAF 3a 

The 3a IPAF courses in Essex are customised to provide operators with clear instructions on the safe operation of Mobile Vertical (3a) machines, like cherry pickers and vertical personnel platforms. Topics covered include pre-use inspections, adherence to safety guidelines and correct operating procedures.  

IPAF 3b 

The IPAF 3b training teaches operators safe use of Mobile Boom (3b) machines. Participants will receive training on essential aspects such as positioning, manoeuvring and complying with safety regulations.  

For the convenience of customers searching for cherry pickers, scissor lifts or boom lifts for hire, both courses are readily available at our local depot near Essex. 

To secure your spot on our next course, get in touch with one of our expert trainers.  


Book your IPAF 3a or 3b training course in Essex today!

Got more questions about IPAF courses in Essex?

Your IPAF course in Essex will take a full day to complete. The practical side will take half a day and involves training and an assessment. You will also be taught about the structural parts and regulations of your access platform and take a theory test. Most courses start at 8:00 am and finish at 4:40 pm.

While it is not a legal requirement, Work at Height Regulations 2005 dictate that employers should ensure anyone using a cherry picker is competent to do so or is supervised by a competent person. A PAL (Powered Access Licence) card provides identification that users are trained and competent to use a cherry picker and other MEWPs.

Depending on the course, subjects covered will be things including, how to operate access platforms, the regulations, their structural parts, pre-use inspections, harness training and more.

If you intend to operate a MEWP that requires a harness, including 3a and push around verticals (PAV), you will need to complete harness training. GTAccess provides harness IPAF courses in Essex to get you the qualifications you need.

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To discuss your IPAF training requirements and to reserve courses for your training needs in Essex, get in touch with a member of our knowledgeable team today. 


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