Powered Access Operator Training
As an approved IPAF training centre KDM HIRE can now offer a full range of operator training services in the use of powered access equipment or MEWPS’S (Mobile elevating work platforms). As required by Health and Safety legislation and Working at Height regulations all employers are obliged to train employees. The IPAF training programme was developed by leading industry professionals and IPAF now train over 90,000 people per year worldwide. KDM’s qualified instructors are fully compliant with the programme which conforms to the international standard ISO 18878: 2004 Mobile elevating work platforms - Operator (driver) training. Courses are available for a full range of equipment including scissor lifts, boom lifts, trailer mounts and vehicle-mounted platforms. Courses generally last one to two days and are a mixture of theory and practice, with a written and practical test carried out by all trainees. Successful trainees receive a PAL Card (Powered Access Licence), a safety guide, a log book and a certificate. Training can be provided at our training centres in either Cookstown or Mallusk.
What is the PAL Card
The PAL Card (Powered Access Licence) is recognised worldwide across industries as proof of platform operator training to the highest standard. It is issued by the International Powered Access Federation (IPAF) to platform operators who successfully complete a training course at an IPAF-approved training centre. The Pal card is valid for 5 years
Categories of MEWP equipment: • Static Vertical (1a) • Static Boom (1b) • Mobile Vertical (3a) • Mobile Boom (3b) • Push Around Vertical (PAV) Other courses include • Harness Use and inspection (H) • Loading and Unloading