Personnel who are responsible for the safe loading and unloading of all plant machinery prior to and following transportation by road.
The IPAF Load and Unloading Course provides training for the safe loading and unloading of MEWPs, ensuring the security of all plant machinery prior to or following transportation by road.
The IPAF Loading and Unloading training course consists of both theory and practical instruction including:-
- Overview of the course and the requirements
- Range of suitable vehicles for transportation of load
- Correct method of loading and unloading plant machinery
- Correct position of plant machinery on vehicle
- Marking of large loads
- Correctly securing the load
- How to carry out safety checks
At the end of the IPAF theory session, you will take a short theory test which, if you pass, will allow you to take the practical session in the afternoon. A practical assessment will follow, which, after successful completion will entitle you to an IPAF PAL card valid for five years. IPAF (International Powered Access Federation) is a non profit organisation dedicated to promoting the safe and effective use of powered access worldwide.
Candidates are required to bring suitable PPE with them on this course:
- Hard hat
- Steel toe boots
- High-vis vest
- Protective glasses
Applicants for this course should hold a valid IPAF PAL card detailing the appropriate categories of machines, be at least 18 years old and physically fit. It is desirable, but not mandatory, that applicants hold a current LGV licence or other suitable vehicle licence.
Do I need to pay for my training before I do it?
Yes you do, you can pay online when you book your course, or call 0845 872 3411 and pay with a credit card over the phone. Customers with credit terms, please call Training Plus to book your course on 0845 872 3411.
Who is the Accrediting Body?
IPAF – International Powered Access Federation.
IPAF (International Powered Access Federation) is a non profit organisation dedicated to promoting the safe and effective use of powered access worldwide.
What is a PAL card?
IPAF’s PAL Card (Powered Access License) is the proof provided to all persons who successfully complete training and testing on an IPAF machine-based course.
How do I a category to my IPAF Card?
If operators want to add a category to their PAL Card, they need to successfully complete the IPAF approved Theory Test Paper. In addition to this, they must achieve the required standard when operating each of the machine categories that they wish to add on to their PAL Card.
If demonstrators want to add a category to their PAL Card, they must do the operator theory test and practical test on that category, then do the demonstrator course
Can IPAF training be done on site?
Yes, provided that there are suitable facilities and equipment. Please discuss with the TrainingPlus team if this is required – 0845 8723411 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Who keeps the card + certificate?
IPAF suggests that the operator should have the issued card on his/her person at all times when working with MEWPs and the employer should keep the certificate.
Can candidates who have never used a MEWP participate in the operator course?
Yes, however, this may affect the length of the course and/or the candidates’ likelihood of passing.