If you are planning on using powered access equipment and mobile elevating work platforms (MEWPs) in the workplace, you will need to have a Powered Access Licence. This can be obtained by carrying out a training course designed by IPAF (International Powered Access Federation) that will test your practical skills in using the equipment, as well as your knowledge of how to use it safely. Only when you have passed both a theory test and a practical test will you be able to get your licence to use MEWPs.
Before using a mobile elevating work platform, you will need to undergo IPAF training.
WHO IS IPAF OPERATOR TRAINING FOR?
Anyone that works at height and needs to use access equipment can go on an IPAF Operator Training course. Attendees often include electricians, painters and decorators, ladders, cleaners, warehouse maintenance staff, builders, arborists, heating engineers, steel erectors and facility managers.