IPAF Training and Access Working Platforms

Health and safety requirements demand that companies and businesses provide their employees with training on how to work at height, such as on access working platforms or spider platforms. The use of articulating boom lifts, cherry pickers, and other forms of access working platforms should only be undertaken by those with the appropriate training to help ensure the safety of the user and third parties. Courses cover a number of different kinds of working platform types and are suited to different groups of people, all of whom work with elevated platforms in some way.



IPAF Accredited Training for Working Platforms


All Elev8 training is completed according to IPAF standards and this means that the course conforms to ISO 18878:2004 Mobile elevating work platforms – Operator (driver) training.  The International Powered Access Federation (IPAF) do not provide training themselves but they do accredit training centres and companies to ensure class sizes are small and training levels are high.




Who Requires Training to Use Working Platforms?


There are various groups of people who require this essential training before they can legally and safely work with elevated working platforms. Operators, or drivers, of the platforms require training to ensure that they can safely operate the machinery; operators in high risk use environments can take a PAL+ license. You can also enjoy the benefits of effective training if you are a demonstrator or instructor of this machinery.


What You Get On Qualification

On successful completion of the training you will receive a Powered Access Licence, or PAL card. You receive a safety guide and a log book and certificate too. This means that you will have everything that is required in order to safely and successfully work with elevated working platforms. If you run a company or service that requires the use of mobile platforms then you will legally need to ensure that any operators of such machinery have adequate training. This not only ensures the safety of your employees and clients but third parties too.



About Elev8 UK and our Working Platforms


Elev8 are an elevated platform rental company and provide professional IPAF training. We provide high quality equipment at affordable prices and for those companies that need ISO accredited training we can also meet your training requirements too. Contact Elev8 today to discuss your training requirements, to ensure that we provide the services and equipment that you need, and that we can work together to improve your company and employees.

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