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IPAF - Operator Licence Renewal

Course Details



IPAF Training CategoriesOn this International Powered Access Federation (IPAF) operator refresher course you will be able to bring your knowledge and skills up to date and renew your existing IPAF Operator licence.

Refresher training is available for different categories of MEWP, and it is possible to combine multiple categories into a single course (subject to the rules of the IPAF training scheme).

See ‘How many per course’ below.

Who should attend?

The IPAF Operator Refresher Course is for you if your existing 5 year licence is approaching expiry and needs to be renewed.

How many per course?

Single category – Maximum 6 candidates per instructor

Two categories – Maximum 4 candidates per instructor

  • Short presentation on updates since licence was issued
  • Theory test
  • Short period to familiarise with machines
  • Practical assessments
  • 1. Machine pre-use inspection assessment
  • 2. Operating skills assessment

½ day course (minimum 4 hours)

Courses held at our training centres include your IPAF registration fee,  all handouts, and free parking.

Smart IPAF PAL CardWhen you've passed your theory test and practical assessment(s), you will receive a certificate of training, a ‘smart’ IPAF PAL card (both valid for 5 years), and a log book to keep a record of your operating experience.

You will need to bring proof of current IPAF Operator training (PAL card or certificate), and your log book with a minimum of 60 valid entries (10 of which must be within the last 12 months).

In addition, you will need to bring suitable PPE including safety footwear, a hard hat and a hi-visibility vest or coat. You should also bring warm clothing in cold weather.

IPAF safety harness kit comprising, safety harness and restraint lanyard recommended and approved by the HSE and IPAF, safety glasses with neck cord and storage pouch, safety helmet and chin strap, hi-vis waistcoat and a useful storage rucksack.Where harnesses are necessary (normally with any boom-type machine) we can either lend you one on the day, or you can buy one as part of the MEWP Operators Safety Kit.

If you opt to include our MEWP Operator's Safety Kit(s) when you book your course, the kit(s) will cost just £49.95 + VAT each, for equipment that is valued at £85.

Your kit(s) will be supplied in a rucksack containing the following items:

  • Ridgegear Full Body Safety Harness and Short/Adjustable Restraint Lanyard
  • Safety Helmet with Chin Strap
  • Safety Glasses
  • High Visibility Waistcoat

Click here for full details of the MEWP Operator Safety Kit...

PLEASE NOTE: You may be refused entry onto the course practical if you do not have the appropriate proof of training. log book entries and PPE.

This course is run in English. If you are attending this course you must be able to read and understand safety notices, course literature, test questions and answers, verbal instructions and manufacturer’s instruction manuals.

You should also be reasonably fit and in good health, with no uncorrected issues that are likely to endanger or hinder yourself, or anyone else at the training venue.


No. of People Training Cost
+VAT (per person)
Optional PPE Kit
+VAT (per person)
Combined Cost
+VAT (per person)
1 £185.00 £49.95 £234.95
2 £180.00 £49.95 £229.95
3 £175.00 £49.95 £224.95
4 £170.00 £49.95 £219.95
5 £165.00 £49.95 £214.95
6+ £160.00 £49.95 £209.95

IPAF - IPAF - Operator Licence Renewal Course Dates