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IPAF Training Courses

Training in the use of work equipment is required by most health and safety legislation and work at height regulations.

More than 90,000 powered access operators receive IPAF training each year worldwide. Successful trainees receive a PAL Card (Powered Access Licence), a safety guide, a log book, and a certificate.

Hird can provide IPAF training to Operator and Demonstrator levels, and also the Competent Assessed Person (CAP) Course.

IPAF’s ePAL app is your new digital wallet to store and share your IPAF powered access licences and qualifications, including the PAL Card for mobile elevating work platform (MEWP), mast climbing work platform (MCWP) and hoist operators. Competent Assessed Persons (CAP), MEWPs for Managers, Site Assessment (for MEWP Selection) all can be added.

Easily record your operating experience on powered access machines through the digital logbook, giving you an overview of the time spent operating multiple machines. Have the latest powered access safety and best practice tips and advice in your pocket, and get access to your operator safety guide or site safety guide based on your linked licences.


Employers are obliged to train employees.

The IPAF training programme for platform operators was developed by leading industry professionals. It is certified by TÜV as conforming to the international standard ISO 18878:2004 Mobile elevating work platforms – Operator (driver) training.