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IPAF Training in Manchester

As it has been in business for more than 40 years, GTAccess has a wealth of expertise and experience in training others 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. Everyone operating a MEWP must complete an IPAF training course and be certified to ensure that they have the knowledge and abilities to minimise the risks of accidents and injuries.

GTAccess can receive the relevant IPAF training for your Manchester site and be fully prepared for working safely at heights thanks to our specialised IPAF training centre in Stoke on Trent. After successfully completing an IPAF training course, the learner receives the IPAF PAL card, which is accepted by all key contracting firms and complies with both the Work at Height Regulations, 2005 and the PUWER Regulations 1998. As a condition of employment and as a safety measure, many contractors demand IPAF training and a current PAL card to operate MEWPs onsite. You can enrol in IPAF training courses in Manchester through GTAccess at any time that works for you, even on the weekends and some evenings. Some of the courses, or parts of the courses, are available as e-learning options, which can reduce the amount of time having to be spent at the training facility in Stoke on Trent.

IPAF powered access courses in Manchester

Our accredited training centre in Stoke on Trent offers full IPAF training for Manchester companies, including training 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.

Book an 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 MEWP 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 safe and efficient use of boom-type platforms, including cherry pickers and articulated and trailer-mounted boom lifts.


GTAccess offers a range of training courses designed to cover all required knowledge including safe operation, harness training, MEWP operation management and statutory inspections. Ideal for all on-site personnel.

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

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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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