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Powered Access - MEWP - Cherry Picker - Scissor Lifts - PAV , Operator Training Courses for IPAF Qualifications

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IPAF Training courses for a PAL card (Powered Access License). With our own instructors, our own equipment and accredited centre you can get the right qualification when you need it. The PAL card is the ticket you need to prove competence on powered access equipment, cherry pickers, scissor lifts or PAV lifts.

Our accredited Training Centre, just outside Manchester in the heart of the North West, is an easy to reach location for your MEWP training.

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Individual Category IPAF Operator Training courses

Qualifications cover individual Boom Lifts (cherry picker), Vertical Lift (Scissor lift) & PAV categories.

Combined 2 Category IPAF

Combine Boom Lifts (cherry picker) mobile or static with Vertical Lift (Scissor lift)

PAL+ IPAF

An advanced driving course for MEWPs.

MEWPS for Mangers

Designed to give managers the skills and knowledge to safely control site operations.

Harness Training

Essential knowledge when you are working at height.

special offers, prices, cost The prices can be subject to discounts and special offers from time to time. Please check our Special Offers Page to see if any special rates currently apply.

Price / Cost | Dates Available for IPAF Training

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DATES Available - Popular courses are run on many days every week. You can join a pre-booked date or book your preferred course & date. View the calendar for more details.

On-Site - All our courses can be conducted at your site or location.

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What are the IPAF Categories and Qualifications?

There are different categories for access equipment, each requiring individual instruction and qualifications.

International Powered Access Feberation Categories, scissor & cherry picker & PAV

Image of PAL Card (powered access license) aka Ticket sample being held in handPowered access equipment is often called a MEWP (Mobile Elevated Work Platform). These come in in two basic types. "Boom" more commonly know as Cherry Pickers and "Vertical" commonly called Scissor Lifts.

Boom lifts can be "static" or "mobile" the difference in operation of these means they are covered under different categories for training and qualifications. See just the Cherry Picker courses.

Scissors Lifts (Vertical) also covers telescopic masts and can be "static" or "mobile". Static Vertical or PAV (Push Around Vertical) are now covered under the Mobile Vertical and by the new individual PAV category.

The IPAF 1a category covers static vertical lifts. These small lifts are very rare in the UK and have been superseded by the PAV equipment. Due to the lack of demand for this equipment we do not run category 1a courses.

A PAL card is issued to successful trainees these detail the equipment categories that the holder is qualified to operate. A PAL card is often referred to as a Cherry Picker Ticket or Scissor Lift Ticket or operator licence.

Read more about IPAF and the PAL card or Licence.

 

Courses for an IPAF PAL card (ticket)

IPAF category 1b vehical mounted and trailer mounted, static icon

Static Boom IPAF Course (1b)

IPAF Static Boom  training PDF1 day course (maximum 6 trainees, minimum 3 per course)

The IPAF course for 1B Static Boom covers vehicle / truck and trailer mounted mounted work platforms. These machines are classed as static because stabilisers are used to immobilise the platform's base.

Call: 01942 263457 text: 07825 271055 or email: training@astleyhire.co.uk for IPAF 1B Training enquiries, current prices & booking | back to top

IPAF 3b Mobile boom self propelledtraining

Mobile Boom (3b)

Cherry Picker training PDF1 day course (maximum 6 trainees, minimum 3 per course)

The IPAF Mobile Boom covers all types of self propelled work platforms where the basket can be articulated horizontally on a boom. These machines are commonly called "Cherry Pickers". The course is dedicated to this type of self propelled cherry picker and does not cover static boom work platforms or scissor lifts.

Call: 01942 263457 text: 07825 271055 or email: training@astleyhire.co.uk for enquiries, current prices & booking | back to top

IPAF 3a Mobile Vertical scissor lift

Mobile Vertical (3a)

Scissor lift training PDF1 day course (maximum 6 trainees, minimum 3 per course) .

Covering all vertical lifts including static ( PAV - Push Around Vertical) man lifts and scissor lifts. The Self Propelled Scissor Lift ( Mobile Vertical) course covers all types of work platforms that rise vertically. This includes Scissor Lifts, Mast lifts etc. So if you need Scissor lift training, this is the course for you.

Call: 01942 263457 text: 07825 271055 or email: training@astleyhire.co.uk for enquiries, current prices & booking | back to top

  

IPAF 3a Mobile Vertical scissor lift

Push Around Vertical (PAV)

1/2 day course (maximum 8 trainees, minimum 4 per course).

The PAV, Push Around Vertical Operator IPAF training is for anyone who operates push around low level vertical access platforms such as those used in construction fit-outs and maintenance. Launched by in 2010, PAV MEWP category is designed to give inexpensive instruction to users of these relatively uncomplicated machines.

If you already possess an IPAF PAL card in with either 1a or a 3a category you will NOT need to attend the PAV course - at most you will need familiarisation instruction (available from Astley Hire) and a record in your log book to enable you to operate these machines.

Call: 01942 263457 text: 07825 271055 or email: training@astleyhire.co.uk for PAV enquiries, current prices & booking | back to top

special offersThe Price can be subject to discounts and special offers from time to time. Please check our Special Offers Page to see if any special rates currently apply.

 

IPAF 3a Mobile Vertical scissor liftIPAF 3b Mobile boom self propelled

Combined Mobile Vertical and Mobile Boom lifts (3a and 3b Scissor & Boom)

mobile boom and scissor lift course1 day course (maximum 4 trainees, minimum 2 per course)

This is the most popular IPAF training as it cover both categories of MEWP in use common use for site work. With this "Ticket" you will have the most flexible options on site.

The IPAF Scissor and Boom courses are combined in to a single one day course. This option covers all types of self propelled work platforms. These machines are commonly called "Cherry Pickers" or "Scissor lifts"

Call: 01942 263457 text: 07825 271055 or email: training@astleyhire.co.uk for scissor and boom enquiries, current prices & booking | back to top

 

IPAF 3a Mobile Vertical scissor liftIPAF 1b vehical mounted and trailer mounted

Combined Mobile Vertical and Static Boom lift (3a and 1b)

boom snd scissor lift1 day course (maximum 4 trainees, minimum 2 per course)

The Static Boom and Mobile Scissor Lift Training are combined in to a single one day course. These machines are commonly called Static "Cherry Pickers" are classed as static because stabilisers are used to immobilise the platform's base. Mobile Vertical MEWPs, often called Scissor lifts only go straight up, this category also includes mast lifts and push around PAV lifts.

Call: 01942 263457 text: 07825 271055 or email: training@astleyhire.co.uk for 3A & 1B enquiries, current prices & booking | back to top

 

IPAF 3b Mobile boom self propelled cherry pickersIPAF 1b vehical mounted and trailer mounted cherry pickers

Static and Mobile Boom Lift (1b and 3b)

double static and mobile Boom IPAF PDF1 day course (maximum 4 trainees, minimum 2 per course)

The Static Boom Lift and Mobile Boom Courses are combined in to a single day . These machines, commonly called Cherry Pickers are classed as static when stabilisers are used to immobilise the platform's base and mobile Cherry Pickers when the machine is self propelled.

Call: 01942 263457 text: 07825 271055 or email: training@astleyhire.co.uk for enquiries, current prices & booking | back to top

special offersThe Price can be subject to discounts and special offers from time to time. Please check our Special Offers Page to see if any special rates currently apply.

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PAL+ " the advanced course"

The PAL + Course is aimed at trained operators who work in higher risk or challenging environments, e.g. steelwork, work in confined overhead spaces, work on challenging terrain.

PAL+ is open to operators who hold an existing PAL Card qualification in the relevant category.

The added “+” qualification on the PAL Card is proof that the card holder has successfully demonstrated his/her ability to operate powered access equipment safely and effectively in challenging work environments. It is a qualification in addition to the standard operator instruction.

Call: 01942 263457 text: 07825 271055 or email: training@astleyhire.co.uk for enquiries, current prices & booking | back to top

 

IPAF MEWPS for Mangers

The ultimate responsibility for the safe use of cherry pickers and scissor lifts etc. is down to how well the site or project is managed. To ensure managers and supervisors have full knowledge to make the right decisions they need expert knowledge. This programme has been developed by IPAF (International Powered Access Federation) to provide the insight and detail that managers of MEWPs (Mobile Elevated Work Platforms) need to carry out their jobs and fulfil their legal responsibilities.

MEWPS for Managers - 1 day course (maximum 6 trainees, minimum 3 per course).

Successful candidates will receive a certificate authorised by IPAF as proof of completion. Existing holders of PAL (Powered Access Licence) cards will have MEWPS For Managers Category added.

AIMS of the MEWPS for MANAGERS Course:
To instruct a supervisor/manager what is required to prepare for and safely co-ordinate various types of Mobile
Elevating Work Platforms (MEWPs) within their control.

At the end of the course candidate will:
Be aware of the relevant Health and Safety regulations
Be aware of accident prevention and control
Be aware of the needs regarding personnel protection.
Be aware of the need to refer to the machine Operating Manual
Be aware of the implications of a hire contract.
Be aware of the need for familiarisations.

Candidate will learn the theory behind:
The requirements for pre-use checks and daily maintenance to be carried out prior to commencing work.
The regulations relevant to MEWP usage.
The correct emergency procedures, capacities and limitations to enable safe operation.
Correct selection of MEWP,
Correct selection of fall protection equipment.

Call: 01942 263457 text: 07825 271055 or email: training@astleyhire.co.uk for IPAF MEWPS for Managers enquiries, current prices & booking | back to top

 

Harness Training IPAF

IPAF Harness Training

Harness training PDFHarness Training is available as an IPAF qualification or with cost conscious Astley Hire certification.

Harness Training ensures that operators have the knowledge they need to select and use the right harness for the job they are doing. A Harness is an essential piece safety equipment for it to be effective it has to used correctly.

Due to tighter regulations and a wish to reduce risks to employees, harness use is being written into many risk assessments. Employers' responsibilities do not end with just supplying the equipment, they should ensure their employees are trained to use equipment properly. Improper selection or use of harnesses can be fatal, as well as reducing productivity.

IPAF MEWP Harness Course - 1/2 day course - am or pm

(maximum 10 trainees, minimum 4 per course)

Trainee Requirements:
1. Personal details including: Home Address, Date of Birth
2. Copies of Certificates for Safety Awareness (if required)
3. Company Confirmation of Access Tower experience (if required)
4. PPE, Casual for Theory and Overalls for Practical
5. Hard Hat/Safety Shoes or Boots

Call: 01942 263457 text: 07825 271055 or email: training@astleyhire.co.uk for Harness enquiries, current prices & booking | back to top

special offersThe Price can be subject to discounts and special offers from time to time. Please check our Special Offers Page to see if any special rates currently apply.

Where to go for IPAF Training near Manchester or anywhere in North West

 

Less than 15 minutes from Wigan, Bolton, Haydock and Swinton.

Only 20 mins from Warrington, Lymm, Stretford, Trafford Park, Eccles, Salford, Prestwich, St Helens and Skelmersdale

30 minutes travel to Cherry Picker and Scissor Lift training from Sale, Altringham, Cheadle, Stockport, Central Manchester, Prestwich, Middelton, Oldham, Rochdale, Bury and Widnes

You can get the Industrial and Work at Height or a PAL card just an easy 40 minute (or less) drive from: Burnley, Blackburn, Preston, Southport, Crosby, Bootle, Liverpool, Birkenhead, Northwich, Alderly Edge, Wilmslow, Ashton-under-Lyne, Hyde and Glossop.

Our IPAF Training is well worth an hours drive (or under) from Chester, Mold, Wrexham, Nantwich, Crewe, Stoke-on Trent, Congleton, Macclesfield, Buxton, Glossop, Huddersfield, Halifax, Bradford, Leeds, Wakefield, Blackpool and Fleetwood.

Known as one of the highest quality IPAF providers this side of the Pennines, we have customers travelling to us from all across the North West of England and from North Wales.


Call: 01942 263457 text: 07825 271055 or email: training@astleyhire.co.uk for all your enquiries, current prices, discounts & booking | back to top

Cherry Picker and Scissor Lift hire

IPAF Rental PlusAfter completing your course you will understand the importance of well maintained, top specification equipment. Our Access Hire division has achieved IPAF rental plus status meaning we always work to the highest professional standard. We pride ourselves in being a reliable supplier of a wide range of top quality cherry pickers and scissors lifts.

Hire cherry pickers and scissor liftsSafeHire logoISO 9001CHAS logoFor details of the full range ofcherry pickers and scissors lifts for hire please visit our Access Hire division. Assuring you of the highest standards of safety and service Astley Hire is also a member of the Hire Association and is accredited as a SafeHire scheme member and a member of CHAS.