How to get IPAF Training during Lockdown

Are you about to work on site and need to find out how to get IPAF training? National Platforms can help find you a suitable training course anywhere in the UK. We can also ensure that is delivered in a COVID-safe way to avoid any delay in getting qualified.

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What is IPAF training?

The International Powered Access Federation (IPAF) promotes the safe and effective use of powered access equipment/mobile elevating working platforms (MEWPs). While not a legal requirement, the IPAF training programme is globally recognised and developed by leading industry professionals. The IPAF training needed for each job is dependent on the site and what is needed to keep it safe. It is therefore essential learning for anyone wanting to work at height with powered access equipment. It is also a useful source of skills for anyone looking to develop their career.

What is it like to take an IPAF training course?

IPAF training courses comprise of a range of classroom and online learning. IPAF itself doesn’t provide any training, but it does approve and audit them to make sure training meets its highest standards. While the courses have a practical basis, the theory element of many courses can be taken online, any time, anywhere and at your own pace.

How long does IPAF training take?

IPAF training usually takes one or two days and is a mixture of theory and practical work at the training centre. Once qualified your licence will last for 5 years at which point they will have to be renewed.

Where to find IPAF training centres during lockdown

While there are plenty of approved training centres worldwide, it is becoming harder to know where to look for training while the lockdown crisis continues. With building and maintenance operations continuing apace it is essential that getting an IPAF qualification doesn’t hold things up.

National Platforms is able to find suitable COVID-safe IPAF training for anyone, anywhere in the UK. Our most popular requests are for 3A, 3B categories covering scissor lifts and booms but we can help with any.

To find a training course call us on 0333 006 24477 or email

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