IPAF PAV - Training Plus - Health & Safety Courses
£125pp Half day IPAF PAL Card

Course Summary

The IPAF Push Along Vertical (PAV) course is designed to enable operators to physically manoeuvre and position the machine safely around the workplace.

The IPAF Push Along Vertical (PAV) Course consists of both theory and practical sessions which include:

  •     Introduction to PAV
  •     Pre-use checks, inspection and function checks
  •     Planning the route before operating the PAV
  •     PAL card and overview and pre-theory test
  •     Regulations, legislation and guidance
  •     Basic operational practice
  •     Safe operating methods and hazards
  •     Start/Stopping the PAV and correct shut down procedures
  •     Practical training and test

After your session of the IPAF Push Along Vertical (PAV) Course, you will take a short theory test which, if you pass, will allow you to take the practical session. A practical assessment will follow, which, after successful completion will entitle you to an IPAF PAL card valid for five years.

Who is it for?

Personnel who will be responsible for the safe use of PAVs in the workplace.

You will need

Candidates are required to bring suitable PPE with them on this course:

  • Hard hat
  • Steel toe-boots
  • Protective glasses
  • High-vis vest
  • Gloves
Your skill level

Candidates should be at least 16 years old and it is desirable but not mandatory to have driving experience as an indication of competence.


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 sales@trainingplus.com

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.