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Covid-19 (Corona Virus) 

  1. Essential Workers - Training provision 
  2. Extend your current IPAF/PASMA Licence by 3 months
  3. Kingfisher Access protecting you through Covid-19 

Essential workers - Training provision. 

As the spread of Covid-19 increases, please be assured by taking recommended precautions, we are doing everything possible to continue to deliver all training for our customers within an essential service/industry as we focus on minimising disruption.

We will continue to offer the highest quality training , and offering our usual range of classroom based as well as looking at some eLearning options.

We  offering a range of options on the method of training  depending on the number of spaces required. 

Closed Courses - for bookings of groups of 4, we will offer this as a closed course, with a nominated instructor to reduced contact and minimise risks. 

Open Courses -  We will limit the numbers attending these courses to allow each delegate to sit a reasonable distance from others with a nominated instructor during the classroom sessions. 

1-2-1 Training will be available on request, please contact us directly. 

If you are interested in talking to us regarding any specific training needs please contact us we are available from 7am-10pm.

You can read our latest news on Covid -19 here or scroll to the bottom of the page. 


Beat the virus

Train from home!  


In response to the current Covid-19 situation IPAF & PASMA have both  put in place eLearning to enable us to extend your licence for a further 90 days

IPAF Statement, scroll down for details of how to obtain the eLearning module 

IPAF cannot and will not endorse allowing people to operate MEWPs until they have passed a practical assessment, however, in recognition that COVID-19 will prevent some workers from renewing existing PAL Cards, we are asking the industry to support the following temporary measures:

Requesting employers and those responsible for site access and card checking procedures to allow workers whose PAL Cards have expired since March 2020 who can provide evidence that they have completed their IPAF operator eLearning theory to continue to work for a period of 90 days from successful completion of the eLearning. A receipt is provided to all successful eLearning candidates that can be downloaded as a PDF or printed out as evidence. This period of 90 days will be further reviewed as the situation continues to develop.

Agreement to this temporary extension is at the employer’s discretion, but until COVID-19 is under control we are asking all employers and the wider industry to support these measures.

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Here at Kingfisher Access we are aware that not everyone is fully employed with their usual income so we are offering this eLearning to anyone with an existing licence that is due to expire,  even if you did not do your initial training with us. 

If you book your eLearning module with Kingfisher Access to take advantage of this concession by IPAF we will charge you a nominal amount £50+VAT, this can then be used at a later date as a credit when you return to complete the practical training, which is required to refresh your licence by the full 5 years. 

If you do not currently hold a valid IPAF Licence you will need to complete the full course,  we are still offering this and other training courses, PASMA are also offering an extension of 3 months to existing training. 

- please call for details -

0333 666 1881 / 07956 831539

 Details of the IPAF Operator eLearning module can be found here and you can book your eLearning course here

Please call the training department on  0333 666 1881 for more details or email us to 


The UK Chief Medical Officers have now raised the risk posed by the coronavirus (COVID-19) to the public from low to moderate[1], and the government has published its action plan in response[2]. The risk in the Republic of Ireland remains low[3]. The following guidance has been developed however it is important to note  this is an evolving situation and may be superseded at any point by government advice for your area. We will continue to monitor the situation and will update you if this guidance changes. 

Hygiene Health authorities continue to emphasise the role of good hygiene in restricting the spread of any viral infection.

  1. COVID-19 is an “envelope” virus, meaning it is surrounded by a lipid layer which can be destroyed with soap if hands are washed for at least twenty seconds[4].
  2. Avoid touching your face.
  3. Please cough or sneeze into the crook of your elbow.

It is already best practice to have a good supply of disinfectant wipes, and desks / workstations, keyboards, telephones, mice/machine control panels etc should all be wiped at the start and end of each shift. There should also be antibacterial hand wash available.

At this point Kingfisher Access would like to assure you we have been taking every precaution possible to minimise the impact of this unprecedented situation.

Please see the list of Kingfisher Access actions below:

  1. Visitor restrictions are in place.
  2. Instructions have been issued to all employees in accordance with guidance for businesses.
  3. All key staff have signed up to Public Health England Alerts
  4. We will communicate with all external Awarding Bodies, requesting their guidance on what alternative training methods (e.g. online) can be put in place if the situation escalates
  5. Surface Spray, Wipes and Hand Wash have been placed at key locations on the premises
  6. Disposable Gloves are available for handling machinery etc
  7. Contract Cleaning services have been increased with additional tasks to clean contact surfaces.
  8. All training sites have been isolated from each other with no cross contamination of employees.
  9. Additional advice signage has been added to training centres
  10. Hand washing advice to be added into welfare facilities
  11. Gloves issued to staff cleaning delegate rest areas.
  12. We have also nominated internal staff to clean down frequently touched areas throughout the day
  13. Ensure adequate provision of antibacterial handwashes / soap in all toilet facilities
  14. Stagger delegate breaks to reduce number of delegate congregating and increase clear ups
  15. Plans to produce delegate an information slide and issue to all trainers for housekeeping at the start of courses

As the spread of Covid-19 increases, please be assured, by taking the above precautions, we are doing everything possible to continue to deliver all training for our customers as we focus on minimising disruption.

If you are interested in talking to us regarding any please contact us today.

If you experience any of the symptoms below, please do not come into the centre. Instead, please call your GP or NHS 111 in the UK and Northern Ireland for advice. In the Republic of Ireland, please call (rather than visiting) your GP.


  • Respiratory symptoms
  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath
  • Breathing difficulties


Flu vaccination You are strongly encouraged to get the flu vaccination each year – many people are eligible for a free vaccination in the UK[5], Northern Ireland[6] and Republic of Ireland[7]. This is to help restrict the spread of all winter illnesses, as a bout of the flu can leave one more vulnerable to other infections. 

If you are diagnosed with coronavirus within two weeks of attending training please contact / 0333 666 1881 so we can alert others of possible exposure.

For updated advice including more on how to reduce the spread of viral infections, please see

[1] Last checked on 03/03/2020

[2] Last checked on 03/03/2020

[3] Last checked on 03/03/2020

[4] Hand washing advice: Last checked on 03/03/2020

[5] Last checked on 03/03/2020

[6] Last checked on 03/03/2020 at 11:16 AM

[7] Last checked on 03/03/2020 at 11:16 AM