IPAF Training

If you are needing IPAF training, you have come to the right place. We can book IPAF training at an approved Training Centre anywhere in the UK for you.

If your not sure what category of licence you need for the machine you need to operate there is an explanation below to try to help you.

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What Do National Platforms Do?

National Platforms are different to your normal Access Platform Hire companies. We are the first point of contact to get you to the right place. Our main aim is helping customers with their hiring needs and giving out the information needed or any help you may need.

Our members are the main aim in getting them new customers to increase their customer base. Once we get the hiring call it is then passed to a member in the area the hire is needed.

Our aim is to ensure National Platforms remains the problem solver of the Access Platform Rental industry, supporting customers who need to work at height by getting them the machines they need, no matter where they are in the UK.

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What are Scissor Lifts?

Scissor lifts come in a wide range of sizes; these are the most commonly used in the access industry. From small to large deck sizes for all areas of work.

This helps with being able to have more than one worker in the basket at the same time.

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What is a Truck Mounted Boom Lift?

A truck mounted boom lift provides a highly flexible solution for working at height and in most cases the smaller style sits on a 3.5 tonne truck, which can be self-driven on a car license.  

 The bigger size of truck tends to come with a qualified driver and operator- but if you have the training to use the boom lift then this can be requested without the operator present. 

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What is a Diesel Scissor Lift?

Diesel scissor lifts are commonly used on areas with uneven ground that need that extra power and 4-wheel drive ability to get them to where they need to work.

Having the ability to drive across uneven ground and having the jack legs to support the stability of the machine to self-level on the area of work can also give you the capability of driving up to 50% gradeability.

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Why you should become a National Platforms member

Who Are National Platforms? 

At National Platforms we are more than just a hire company – which is why we have designed something with our customers in mind. 

The National Platforms membership packages provide you with everything you need to take your business and customer service to the next level – and we are here to support you every step of the way. 

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What is a tracked machine?

Also known as spiders, these machines are specialist equipment, being and all terrain, and needing a 1b category IPAF license. They can also come operated for use. When within a shopping centre, school, theatre, also tree surgeons. These machines are great as they are lightweight and narrow enough to get you into those tighter areas, you just need a big enough working area for the machine to be set up to be used.

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Our new video series

John Hall, the founder of National Platforms and has made it his goal to establish a new kind of access hire company. Putting the customer at the heart of the business, John has built up a network of likeminded business owners all around the UK and Ireland; sharing knowledge and resources to provide a better service.

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Focus on Telescopic Boom Lifts

Telescopic boom lifts are now manufactured in all shapes and sizes and can be used indoors and outdoors for work at height. Boom lifts are perfect you when a machine cannot be parked directly below the target area for work,

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