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IPAF Training in Gloucester

MEWPs, or mobile elevating work platforms, are versatile pieces of equipment used to provide access to hard-to-reach areas, especially at heights. While they are invaluable tools in many Gloucester industries, they also come with significant risks. The International Powered Access Federation (IPAF) is a recognised authority in the powered access industry, and IPAF training in Gloucester is crucial for the safe and efficient use of MEWPs.  

MEWPs, when misused, can lead to severe accidents, injuries and even fatalities. Proper training ensures operators understand the risks and how to operate the equipment safely. IPAF training in Gloucester covers essential safety topics such as pre-use inspections, safe operation practises and an understanding of machine limits and emergency procedures.  

As the UK’s largest supplier of powered access platforms, GTAccess understand the importance of comprehensive training to ensure that heavy-duty machinery is operated safely and efficiently. That is why we offer a range of training courses online and at our Gloucester location to ensure we supply our customers with all the tools they need to complete the task at hand. We offer IPAF Operator Training, IPAF MEWPs for Managers, IPAF Harness Training and IPAF Competent Assessed Person courses for all powered access platforms as well as Pasma Towers and work placed Health and Safety training. 

At GTAccess, our experienced expert trainers are committed to ensuring all course attendees leave with the knowledge and skills to safely operate their MEWPs, whilst maintaining a controlled environment that prevents accidents occurring for others on site. We love to see our trainees thrive and being part of the process makes us proud. If you are looking to take an IPAF training course in Gloucester for equipment for your next big role, get in touch with our friendly team and we will help direct you to the correct training. 


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IPAF powered access courses in Gloucester

Our IPAF-accredited Gloucester NEC training centre offers a full range of IPAF training courses including MEWPs for Managers, Operator training, Harness Safety training Load/Unload and IPAF Demonstrator 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 Gloucester

Personnel are taught the safe and efficient operation of mobile elevating work platforms (MEWPs) through the IPAF 3a and 3b courses. All MEWP operators must finish these courses and receive certification before operating any equipment. In addition to offering a wide range of courses covering all knowledge required for safe operation, such as harness training, regulatory inspections and MEWP operation management, GTAccess also offers IPAF 3a and 3b courses. 

IPAF 3a training is designed specifically for all movable vertical personnel platforms, including scissor lifts. 

IPAF 3b training teaches all students to operate boom-type platforms, such as cherry pickers and articulated and trailer mounted boom lifts. 

If you are looking for an IPAF training course in Gloucester, you have come to the right place. We offer all the above courses and much more at our depot in the heart of Gloucester.  

IPAF Training Gloucester FAQs: Your Questions Answered

Our IPAF training course in Gloucester comes from as little as £155 per person and the course qualifies for Tier 2 CITB grant funding.

IPAF (International Powered Access Federation) training is specifically designed for operators of powered access platforms such as cherry pickers and scissor lifts. It is extremely important to undertake this training prior to operating any machinery as it delivers all skills and knowledge to ensure a safe and efficient operation.

Completion of the practical side of the course is completed in a half-day session at our local Gloucester depot. The online theory side can be completed in as little as a day, but it depends on how fast you choose to study. You will receive your certification at the end of the practical course, subject to satisfactory completion of the practical and theory courses.

You will receive an introduction to MEWPs, an understanding of legislation and governing standards, how to complete pre-use checks and inspections, safe operating techniques, risk awareness and prevention and practical training of the plant.

Registering is simple. Click here to be taken to our training page and simply click on the training course you would like to undertake. Choose the number of trainee places you would like to book and the location and then select one of the available dates.

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