We take our customer's safety seriously - that's why we see it as our duty to offer advice in selecting the correct training programme for working at height.
We can provide IPAF operator and manager/supervisor training for all types of access platforms and other lifting equipment, plus a range of associated health & safety courses including scaffold and mobile access tower training and work at height essentials at either one of our training partners locations, or at the customer's own site.
Operator training is not only good practice; it is also a legal requirement. The Work at Height Regulations 2005 came into force on 6 April 2005. The Regulations apply to all work at height where there is a risk of a fall liable to cause personal injury. As part of the Regulations, duty holders must ensure:
Those involved in work at height are competent, and equipment for work at height is properly inspected and maintained
Council Directive 2009/104/EC concerning the minimum safety and health requirements for the use of work equipment by workers at work OJ L260/5 Article 9 states:
Workers given the task of using work equipment receive adequate training, including training on any risks which such use may entail
What This Actually Means...
In a nutshell, its best practice to ensure that all employees required to work at height should have the appropriate training beforehand. We understand this can sometimes be a grey area, so we offer a wealth of advice and support to talk you through your options.
IPAF promotes the safe use of powered access platforms and set the global industry benchmark for training. Standard IPAF certification for operators is a Powered Access Licence, also known as a PAL card.
This is certified to international standard ISO 18878, meaning it is widely accepted as evidence that operators are competent and adequately trained. All courses are a mix of theory and practical training, and include:
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