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IPAF Competent Assessed Person (CAP)

IPAF Training Course

The one-day IPAF CAP Training Programme is an advanced level of assessment leading to certification that candidates are proficient in undertaking statutory inspections of MEWPs, to the highest specification, as stipulated by legislation/regulations.

Successful course delegates received an IPAF CAP card which is globally recognised and proof that the course delegates have been trained to the highest standard. Their CAP Card lasts for five years. Since June 2021, all UK & Ireland CAP Cards are issued digitally and accessed via ePAL, IPAF’s free mobile phone app. Printed CAP Cards are still available if required at an additional cost.

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Competent Assessed Person IPAF

IPAF Competent Assessed Person (CAP)


1 Day

Aimed at

Engineers or anyone else who is responsible for the safety and maintenance of powered access equipment (MEWPs) and for ensuring that examinations have been carried out.

Entry Requirements

  • Delegates attending this course will be checked for their engineering and relevant technical experience and therefore eligibility to attend the CAP Assessment course.
  • Delegates must hold a CPCS or IPAF Operator card in the categories they require.
  • Completion of the experience and training profile scorecard, along with supporting documentary evidence will be required and verified prior to attendance.
  • Course delegates shall also be required to have a good understanding of spoken and written English.

Number of Delegates

  • Maximum of 4 delegates per course

Available Categories


  • 1b Static Boom
  • 3a Mobile vertical
  • 3b Mobile Boom
  • P&M Planning and Management of Examination Schemes and Thorough Examinations

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Contact the Training department today on 01482 481965 to discuss your training requirements

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Course Content

  • Course introduction and definitions
  • Requirements and formulations of thorough examinations
  • Test paper 1 and discussion
  • Performance of thorough examinations
  • Thorough examinations records
  • Defect reporting
  • Test paper 2 & 3 and discussion
  • Practical session and exercises

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.