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Push Around Vertical (PAV)

IPAF Training Course

This one day IPAF training course instructs an operator how to prepare and safely operate a push around vertical. It provides both theory and practical training. The IPAF training course aims to allow operators to manoeuvre, drive and position a push around vertical platform safely and proficiently.

The majority of IPAF MEWP courses, if passed, will qualify the course delegates for a Powered Access Licence (PAL Card), which is globally recognised and proof that the course delegates have been trained to the highest standard. Their PAL Card lasts for five years. Since June 2021, all UK & Ireland PAL Cards are issued digitally and accessed via ePAL, IPAF’s free mobile phone app. Printed PAL Cards are still available if required at an additional cost.

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Push Around Vertical (PAV)


1 Day

Aimed at

Anyone who may be required to operate Mobile Elevating Work Platforms (MEWPs) – specifically Push around verticals – PAV. Course delegates may be new to the role, have previous experience or be requiring refresher training

Entry Requirements

  • Good understanding of spoken and written English
  • Good hand/eye co-ordination

Number of Delegates

  • 1 category: Maximum of 6 delegates per course
  • 2 categories: Maximum of 4 delegates per course

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Course Content

  • Legislation & Codes of practice
  • MEWP Categories
  • Structural parts & Major components
  • Familiarisation
  • Pre-use inspections
  • Safe operating methods & hazards
  • Introduction to the actual machine(s)
  • Starting and stopping the machine
  • Planning & travelling the route, and manoeuvring the machine (where applicable)
  • Setting the machine for work
  • Typical work applications
  • Parking & securing the machine
Push Around Vertical (PAV)

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.