IPAF Training FAQs: 5 Questions You Always Wanted to Ask

Here at Horizon Platforms, IPAF courses are delivered at our approved centres with training available for operators, demonstrators, instructors and managers. Each of these programmes has been designed by the International Powered Access Federation (IPAF), to provide MEWP training in accordance with the Work at Height Regulations 2005 (WAHR). As a result, these courses are internationally recognised and considered the gold standard of powered access vehicle training.

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What Is IPAF Training & Why Is It Important?

IPAF training includes a range of internationally recognised courses that have been developed and approved by the International Powered Access Federation (IPAF). These programmes provide the technical, theoretical and practical elements required to safely operate access platforms and have been designed utilising the expertise of industry professionals. Their training benefits all types of workers including sole traders, managers and employers.

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IPAF Training – Make sure you’re in safe hands with a MEWP rescue plan

By Ian Moorhouse, IPAF Instructor

Work at height should never be taken lightly, as there’s the potential for heavy consequences if you use a MEWP without taking the necessary precautions. In IPAF training – such as the 3a & 3b course for boom and scissor lifts – it’s important you learn how to recognise hazards to ensure your operator’s safety. Whether that’s assessing your ground conditions, preparing for work near overhead power lines, or ensuring you have the correct PPE – including harnesses, preparing for an emergency or machine malfunction  is critical to your work at height. Read more “IPAF Training – Make sure you’re in safe hands with a MEWP rescue plan”