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GTAccess has nearly 40 years of expertise in the powered access platform sector, and a wealth of knowledge and skills to provide IPAF training courses in Sheffield. The International Powered Access Federation (IPAF) provides certified training courses to safely use MEWPs (Mobile Elevated Work Platforms), including cherry pickers and scissor lifts, to help reduce accidents and injuries. GTAccess’ specialised IPAF training facility just south of Sheffield ensures your construction team is ready for safe height operations.  

With applicants completing an IPAF training course in the Sheffield area, they will receive the IPAF PAL card, which is widely accepted by contracting companies, and serves as a five-year qualification for working on MEWPs. The courses follow the 2005 Work at Height Regulations and 1998 PUWER Regulations, and our training facility near Sheffield can accommodate your team’s schedule, including weekends and evenings.  


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Powered access IPAF courses in Sheffield

GTAccess can host a wide range of IPAF training in Sheffield and the surrounding areas for your business and employees. Among the training possibilities are classes on MEWPs for managers, harness safety, IPAF demonstrator, operator and load/unload. 

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

Enrol in IPAF courses in Sheffield

GTAccess is pleased to offer authorised training facilities for your Sheffield business, with the option for some courses to be conducted at your own location, where one of our specialised IPAF demonstrator, instructor or load/unload courses can be booked. 

Grants and financing are also available from the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB), whose goal is to help businesses finance employee training so their staff members can improve their skills and general competency in the construction sector. The IPAF’s speciality supplementary training courses cover the following topics: 

IPAF Demonstrator – This specialised course enables a demonstrator to explain to other operators their responsibilities and pre-use safety precautions.  

IPAF Instructor – This course prepares instructors to be trained and evaluated on understanding and imparting the IPAF training programme to other operators.  

IPAF Load/Unload - This is training that instructs operators on how to safely load and unload access platforms before or after vehicle transit. 

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To discuss your IPAF training needs and to reserve your IPAF training in Sheffield, get in touch with a member of our knowledgeable, friendly team.  


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IPAF training Sheffield | FAQs

Yes, GTAccess can facilitate IPAF harness training in Sheffield, which provides qualifications for harness users and inspectors on how to use harnesses and associated equipment correctly and safely when using an MEWP.

Yes, IPAF training is not only recognised internationally but also globally. The training has been developed by leading industry professionals and courses are available in multiple languages across the globe.

The time it takes to complete will depend on the course. Some courses take a full day to complete, starting at 8am and finishing at 4:30pm, while other courses, such as the e-learning modules, can be completed in your own time with half day practical assessments.

Parts of certain courses can be done on site, as many have practical assessments that trainees will need to take. Contact us for more information on the training that can be done on your premises.