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We are proud to be an IPAF Accredited Training Centre. With trainers based nationwide we can carry out IPAF courses across the UK. Contact us to see where your nearest centre is or let us come to you on site for your training.

IPAF Courses - prices start at just £125 + VAT.

Harness Use and Inspection

This course instructs a user to safely select, use and conduct inspections of harnesses and lanyards used for restraint on a mobile elevated work platform  (MEWP).

MEWP Operators

This is a 1 day course training people in the safe and competent use of Mobile Elevated Work Platforms. This covers:-
•    Safe Operational Procedures
•    Accident Prevention
•    Emergency Descent
•    Testing and Inspection
•    Employers and Employees legal responsibilities

We can provide operators courses in 1a, 1b, 3a, 3b and PAV. Definitions of these are below.

  • Static Vertical (1a, 1a+): Vertical personnel platforms (static)

  • Static Boom (1b, 1b+): Self-propelled booms (outriggers), trailers/push-arounds, vehicle-mounted platforms

  • Mobile Vertical (3a, 3a+): Scissor lifts, vertical personnel platforms (mobile)

  • Mobile Boom (3b, 3b+): Self-propelled booms

  • Push Around Vertical (PAV): Push around verticals


MEWPs for Managers

MEWPs for Managers is the essential, one-day course for those who plan, supervise and manage the use of mobile elevating work platforms in the workplace.


This course instructs an operator in the correct safety procedures for the loading, unloading and securing of machinery prior to or following transportation by road


This course trains a demonstrator to familiarise operators with their responsibilities and demonstrate pre-operational and safe operating procedures, and the limitations of MEWPs






The IPAF training programme for platform operators is certified by TÜV as conforming to ISO 18878. More than 100,000 operators are trained each year. Training generally lasts one to two days and is a mixture of theory and practice.

PAL Card

Those who successfully complete IPAF training are awarded the PAL Card (Powered Access Licence), the most widely held and recognised proof of training for platform operators. The PAL Card is valid for five years and shows the machine categories that the operator has been trained in. It also features the holder’s photo and signature and can be verified by calling IPAF.


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Training Centres:
Harris Safety Training Services
c/o Underwoods
Wainwright Road

Harris Safety Training Services
Hepworth Park
Coedcae Lane Industrial Estate
South Wales
CF72 9FQ

Harris Safety Training Services
c/o Cathedral Training
Beehive Business Park
Market Rasen

Harris Safety Training Services
c/o National Grid Kirklington
NG22 0DA

Harris Safety Training Services
c/o National Grid
Cadwell Lane

Harris Safety Training Services
c/o National Grid
Mersey Road
Greater Manchester
M35 9FF

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Harris Safety Training Services
1 Bucklewood
Off Tintern Avenue

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