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Course Spotlight: IPAF Training

One of the popular courses running regularly at COTS is IPAF training. Our IPAF training provides you with the skills to operate an elevated work platform machine.

A popular option is our MEWP (3a -Scissor Lift ; 3b - Boom) training course. The aim of this course is to provide you with a thorough understanding of the hazards associated with operating MEWPs.

By the end of your training, we ensure you have a working knowledge of how the MEWPs operate. You will be able to identify the major components of the machines and explain their functions, and also have the ability to carry out an effective pre-operational check.

The course has a high proportion of hands-on demonstration and practical exercises, supplemented with classroom based tutorials.

Topics covered include:

• Safe Operational Procedures

• Accident Prevention

• Emergency Descent

• Testing and Inspection

• Employers and Employees legal responsibilities

This course is IPAF accredited. For more information you can visit our course outline page here.

Other variations offered:

  • 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

For more information you can get in touch by contacting 01792 587250 or


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