IPAF Training Courses

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At Kimberly, hire of equipment forms only one aspect of our business. We also provide training to work at height, including cherry-picker training courses and International Powered Access Federation (IPAF) training courses. We’ve detailed everything you need to know about our courses here.

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Over 70% of workplace accidents happen because of people not taking proper precautions while working at height. If you have staff working at height, their health and safety is extremely important!

As a result of the Health and Safety at Work Act of 1974, the responsibility is on the employer’s shoulders to provide adequate training to their employees for them to do their job and operate equipment with competence and safely.

Consequently we have developed a comprehensive course program for bringing Health and Safety fixes to any company that needs them.

All The Working At Height Regulations Can Be Effectively Met

From the ‘Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1988’ (PUWER) to ‘Working at Height Regulations 2005’ (WAHR), we will make sure you meet every obligation concerning the deployment of powered access lifts at height for any Mobile Elevated Work Platforms (MEWPs) that you use.

If your company does not currently comply with UK laws about the use of MEWPs and health and safety regulations for working at height, don’t worry. We will be able to provide all the training, guidance and support your organisation will require to fully excel and protect your employees.

Exceptional Cherry Picker Training

Kimberly Access is accredited to provide the most recognised access lift industry qualification course in the world, the International Powered Access Federation Training programme.

The cherry picker training programme and IPAF Course for platform operators was developed by leading professionals within the Access Lifts industry and it remains the gold standard in MEWP.

If successful, each course delegate will receive a Powered Access Licence Card, a log book, a safety guide and a certificate with your qualification on it.

The Powered Access Licence Card will make it clear to any site manager that you are up to date with all the latest safety guides required to operate a MEWP.

Don’t take risks on site

The Health & Safety Executive (HSE) are now frequently inspecting sites to check that all cherry picker/scissor lift and general access lift operators are fully qualified.

Importantly, even if the labour has been subcontracted on site, it is your responsibility to be certain that any MEWP operator you employ is properly qualified to use the equipment.

Our trainers will help to ensure that you don’t get caught out by making sure that your MEWP operators are fully qualified and back working on site as quicky as possible.

Our IPAF Training Courses:

Training Course No of
Course Length
IPAF – PAL Certificate 1 3 6 1 Day
IPAF – PAL Certificate 2 2 4 1 Day
IPAF –  PAL+ Certificate¥ 1 3 6 1 Day
IPAF –  PAL+ Certificate¥ 2 2 4 1 Day
MEWPS for Managers N/A 10 1 Day
MEWP Harness Training 4 10 Half Day
MEWP Operator Demonstrator 1 3 6 1 Day
MEWP Operator Demonstrator 2 2 4 1 Day
PASMA Certificate* 4 10 1 Day
Spider Training 1 3 6 1 Day

¥  This  Training Course is only open to experienced operators who hold a relevant current PAL licence & can only be delivered at one of our depots
*  This Training Course can be provided by our sister company, 1st Access Rentals.

Further information on IPAF Training Courses

Training will take one entire day and will consist of classroom theory,  practical and an assault course test.

Training is available at all of our depots throughout the UK or direct on your site.

Cards and certification (validation of 5 years) will be posted to your stated delivery address upon receipt.

If you require any further information or assistance contact us at training@kimberlyaccess.co.uk or 0870 066 6684.


Tool Box Talks

Kimberly Rentals Group Ltd can also deliver the Tool Box Talks on site or at any of our depots.

Training Course Max. No operatives Course Length
Daily Checks 10 30 Minutes
Emergency Descent 10 30 Minutes
Entrapment Avoidance 10 30 Minutes
MEWP Operator Assessments N/A Dependant on number of operatives

Please note: where practical training demonstration is required on site, a machine must be made available by the customer.

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Recent IPAF News

23/04/2015: The IPAF 2015 summit, which is due to take place in Washington DC this weekend, is due to put a spotlight on new technologies and how this will affect the powered access industry. The speakers that has been booked to talk to visitors at the summit will include many people from the field of powered access technology. Frank Nerenhausen, the president of JLG, will be the keynote speaker and will give a talk called Gimmicks Or The Next Reality about emerging innovations that may help the industry.

05/11/2014: A new information sheet on the Selection, management and use of mobile elevating platforms has been published by the HSE. The information sheet is a revised version of the ‘Construction Information Sheet 58.’ If you would like to view the information sheet, you can download it here: selection and management and use of mobile elevating work platforms.