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At GTAccess, we have more than 40 years of experience in the world of access equipment hire and purchase, including new and used kit, so we know a thing or two about how to safely operate everything from cherry pickers to scissor lifts. Better yet, we’re certified by the International Powered Access Federation (IPAF) to deliver a range of training courses in the safe inspection and use of all kinds of mobile elevating work platforms (MEWPs).  

So, if you’re looking for IPAF training courses in Norwich, we’re here to help. To safely and legally use a MEWP, your staff must be trained and issued a powered access licence (PAL) card.  

With our highly experienced staff and convenient location, our IPAF training courses cover everything you need to get your PAL card as well as some more advanced training options including harness training and managers’ training 


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IPAF access platform training in Norwich

At GTAccess, we have fully equipped training centres in both Peterborough and Brentwood, each just a two-hour drive away from Norwich and, with part-remote course options, getting your IPAF training is as easy as can be.  

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Book an IPAF 3a and 3b Course in Norwich

Subject to the Work at Height Regulations (2005) and the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations (1998), to safely and legally operate MEWPs, your staff needs to be trained to IPAF standards and hold PAL cards. Completing an IPAF 3a or 3b course at one of our training centres near Norwich with the help of our expert instructors will entitle your team to carry their PAL cards.   


The IPAF 3a course is designed to specifically cover the use of mobile vertical personnel platforms including scissor lifts.  


Upon completion of an IPAF 3b course, personnel will be certified in the safe use of boom-type work platforms such as articulated, or trailer mounted, boom lifts and cherry pickers.  

As well as our 3a and 3b courses, we also provide a suite of training aimed at covering all aspects of the safe operation of MEWPs of all kinds, including inspection training and courses for managers and supervisors.  

IPAF training Norwich | FAQs

Our prices vary from course to course but we offer some of the most competitive rates available. For instance, our part-remote IPAF operator course is just £155 per person and is eligible for £140 of CITB funding, bringing the potential price down to a mere £15 per person.

With our IPAF training in Norwich, you can become certified to carry a PAL card in just one day. Better yet, with our e-learning option, you can bring your on-site time down to just half a day and complete the e-learning section at your own convenience.

The content of your course will vary depending on which option you select. Our range of courses covers everything from the safe operation of MEWPs, through to their inspection, the use of safety equipment, managing MEWP operations and how to conduct emergency descents. You can browse our full range of courses and learn more about their content here.

Yes. If you’d like, we can conduct your training on-site at your location in Norwich. To discuss this, just reach out to our friendly team now.

Yes. When you complete your IPAF training course in Norwich, you’ll be issued with a physical PAL card which you can then register with the ePAL service and app that acts as your digital record of your IPAF qualifications.

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To learn more about our IPAF training near Norwich or to book your courses, just reach out to us today by tapping the button below. We can’t wait to hear from you!  


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