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IPAF PAL+ (PAL Plus) training available across the UK

The PAL card, issued by the International Powered Access Federation (IPAF) clearly identifies a person as having received training and being safe to operate particular categories of Mobile Elevating Work Platforms (MEWPs). The PAL card is used on work sites and in businesses around the UK as an industry standard. If you work at height using scissor lifts, cherry pickers or other types of boom lift, it is in your interest to be trained to IPAF standards - it gives you easier access to work.

PAL+ is advanced operator training. It is additional training taken on top of your existing PAL training and covers working in higher risk or challenging environments. On passing the training, the "+" qualification shows you can operate access machines effectively and safely within these more challenging situations.

If you are a contractor, the UK Contractors Group (UKCG) has made PAL+ a mandatory requirement for net riggers and steel erectors working on UKCG sites (read more).

Our PAL+ Course

Covering both theory and practical elements, the PAL+ training aims to increase an operators understanding of why accidents happen and how to prevent them. Our one day course covers site risk assessment, machine familiarisation, pre-use checks and inspections. Operators are assessed under clear topics, including:

  • Site risk assessment (identifying hazards, cordoning off an area, allocating emergency personnel)
  • Self-familiarisation (full awareness of the MEWP and each of its parts)
  • Travel (checking the ground route, how to drive and move the MEWP, steering and position, how to travel through restricted areas and space, continual observation)
  • Working at height (correct positioning of MEWP, using spreader plates, manoeuvring in a confined overhead space)
  • Operating in general

The course includes a theory test, practical test and interview. On successful completion, you will have the relevant categories added to your PAL card, e.g. Static Boom (1b+), Mobile Vertical (3a+) and Mobile Boom (3b+)

Courses can take place at one of our training centres situated in Newcastle*, Liverpool*, Birmingham, East London*, South London*, Hickstead (West Sussex), Ashford, (Kent)* & Southampton. (* Indoor Training Centre).

Cost: £325 +VAT per person, including IPAF registration.

Contact the PAL+ Training Team

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