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IPAF Training Manchester

GTAccess has a wealth of expertise and experience in training others in how to use powered access equipment safely. The International Powered Access Federation (IPAF) advocates for the safe and efficient use of mobile elevating work platforms (MEWPs), including boom lifts and scissor lifts. GTAccess can provide the relevant IPAF courses for Manchester residents to be fully and legally prepared for working safely at heights at our specialised IPAF training centre nearby in Stoke-on-Trent.  

After successfully completing an IPAF training course, the learner receives the IPAF PAL card, which is valid for five years and accepted by all key contracting firms. You can enrol in your IPAF Manchester course through GTAccess at a time that works for you, even on weekends and some evenings. We also provide courses via e-learning, saving you commute times.  

With the help of GTAccess you’ll be fully trained to operate both new and used MEWPs of all types. 


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IPAF powered access courses in Manchester

Our accredited training centre in Stoke-on-Trent offers full IPAF training for Manchester companies, including training in MEWPs for Managers, Operator Training, Harness Safety Training and IPAF Demonstrator as well as Load/Unload courses.  


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

Looking to book your IPAF 3a and 3b course in Manchester?

The IPAF 3a and 3b courses train personnel in the safe and proper use of mobile elevating work platforms (MEWPs). It is compulsory for all operators to complete these courses and obtain certification before operating any equipment. 


The IPAF 3a course is tailored training for all movable vertical personnel platforms, including scissor lifts. 


The IPAF 3b course instructs and certifies all operators and supervisors in the use of boom-type platforms, including cherry pickers and articulated and trailer-mounted boom lifts. 

GTAccess offers a range of training courses near Manchester designed to cover all required knowledge in operating MEWPs.  

If you are looking to complete an IPAF 3a or 3b course in Manchester, then you have come to the right place. We offer our courses at our nationwide depots including nearby Stoke-on-Trent. 

IPAF training Manchester | FAQs

Our IPAF Manchester training prices range from just £99 to £450 per person. We also offer you to save on our courses with CITB (Construction Industry Training Board) grant funding, with our most expensive course – Competent Assessed Person Training – benefiting from £140 grant funding.

Yes, depending on the course, trainees will have to pass a theory test and practical assessment otherwise they will fail the IPAF course.

Many of our courses take a whole day to complete – typically starting at 8:00am and finishing at 4:30pm. Other courses may just be half a day while e-learning modules can be completed in a few hours.

IPAF can include the CSCS logo on your Powered Access Licence (PAL) card, adhering to a Build UK mandate that limits access to construction sites to persons possessing recognised licences.

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To book your Manchester IPAF training courses at our Stoke centre or to discuss your IPAF training requirements, get in touch today with a member of our team.

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