Updated PAL Card
The IPAF Practical Resit Course is available within 20 working days of failing an IPAF course.
The IPAF Practcial Resit Course consists of the practical instruction which includes:
- Understand and apply correct starting procedure
- Identify proximity of all hazards both overhead and others
- Travel machine with platform in correct position
- Correctly position machine in relation to the task
- Deploy stabilisers and level machine
- Stow tools/equipment safely on platform
- Use safety harness
- Raise and lower platform correctly
- Slew and travel correctly
- Mount and dismount the machine correctly
A resit of the practical assessment will take place and after successful completion you will receive a new PAL card showing the relevant categories for which PAL+ was received.
Who is it for?
Students who have sat and passed their THEORY but not their practical should attend (MUST be within 20 days of passing the THEORY – otherwise a full IPAF course, theory and practcal, must be retaken).
Operators who work in a higher risk environment e.g. steel work or overhead confined spaces would benefit from taking the IPAF course.
You will need
Candidates are required to bring suitable PPE with them on this course:
- Safety harness
- Hard hat
- Steel capped boots
- High visibility vest
- Safety gloves
Your skill level
Operators who currently have an IPAF theory qualification in the relevant category may take the IPAF Practical Resit course.
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.
I’m getting on a bit, is it like going back to school and will I feel out of place?
Not at all. A large percentage of our learners are mature students simply keeping up to date with current standards. Everybody is made to feel welcome in the centre.