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Comprehensive IPAF Demonstrator Training Courses

Course Details


On this International Powered Access Federation (IPAF) Demonstrator training course you will learn how to:

  • Familiarise operators to use any machine for which you hold the appropriate licence
  • Demonstrate the correct pre-use checks, safe operating and emergency procedures, capacities and safety limits to enable safe operation of MEWPs

To attend this course you must be able to show that you hold a current IPAF Operator license for all categories of machine that you want to be able to demonstrate. Current experience of safe working practices on site, together with the ability to communicate clearly and confidently would also be an advantage.

Need more information or advice?

If you are unsure that this is the right course for you, please call us on 0333 666 1881.

IPAF Demonstrator 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 this course?

The IPAF Demonstrator course is ideal if you need to be able to familiarise users with the pre-use checks, safe operating procedures and safe working limits of specific categories of MEWP.

If you deliver MEWPs to your customers, or have a customer-facing role within a MEWP hire or sales business, then this would be a valuable qualification for you to have.

How many per training course?

Single category – Maximum 6 candidates per instructor

Two categories – Maximum 4 candidates per instructor

  • Introduction
  • Pre-theory test
  • MEWP categories
  • PPE and harness statement
  • Operator revision
  • Responsibilities for familiarisation
  • Effective demonstration
    • getting the information across
    • good communication
    • what is involved in familiarisation
    • contents of a familiarisation
  • Practical demonstration
  • Handovers
  • Demonstrator theory test

1-3 days training (depending on your level of experience), with a minimum of 7 hours of tuition per day.

You may need to book additional training time to ensure that you can gain adequate experience before your practical assessment.

Your instructor will advise you on the day if they feel that this is necessary.

Courses held at our training centres include your IPAF registration fee, and all handouts. In addition, we provide free hot and cold drinks, a quality lunch 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 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 during the training, 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 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.


We provide our extensive and proven IPAF demonstrator training courses in our London, Essex and West Midlands training centres. Alternatively, we can provide off-site training at your premises, so contact us today to discuss your specific training requirements. 

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