Powered Access Machines

IPAF Operator Training

AJ Rentals are able to offer training through AFI-Uplift, one of the UK's leading IPAF and PASMA training providers.

AFI is proud to be registered as an approved IPAF training centre. As the most established access platform training provider, recognised UKCG (United Kingdom Contractors Group), IPAF courses provide the ideal path to gaining qualifications.

Training for this course can be undertaken on the following categories: 1a, 1b, 3a and 3b. The course is for a duration of 1-3 days, depending on the number of categories required.

Upon successful completion, delegates will receive a PAL (Powered Access Licence) photo ID card giving instant recognition of identity and the categories.

  • Applicants should be at least 16 years old.
  • It is desirable (but not mandatory) that applicants should be literate.
  • It is desirable (but not mandatory) that applicants have had driving experience as an indication of dexterity.
N.B. If you have any concerns about whether you are eligible to undertake this course, please contact us.


By the end of the course, the delegate will:
  • Be fully aware of the relevant Health & Safety regulations and accident prevention and control.
  • Be fully aware of the needs regarding personal protection equipment.
  • Be able to manoeuvre the machine as required, and drive the machine proficiently and safely.
  • Be able to position and carry out the required tasks in a correct and proper manner.
  • Awareness of different types of MEWP (Mobile Elevating Work Platform). THEORY.
  • Safe operation of MEWPs and limitations of use. THEORY & PRACTICAL.
  • Pre-use checks, inspection and function tests. THEORY & PRACTICAL.
  • Planning the route before operating the MEWP. PRACTICAL.
  • Travelling the route & manoeuvring the MEWP. PRACTICAL.
  • Setting up the MEWP for work. PRACTICAL.
  • Basic operational practice. PRACTICAL.
  • Achievement testing. PRACTICAL.
  • Selection and use of fall arrest equipment. PRACTICAL.
  • Log book issue.
  • Course review and close.
For more information please call 08707 871511 or email training@afi-uplift.co.uk.

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AJ Rentals are a UK based powered access company and have depots throughout the UK

Our depots are based throughout the UK, North East, North West, East Midlands, West Midlands, Scotland, Wales, South East, South West.
Locations including Nottingham, London, Manchester, Birmingham, Liverpool, Wigan, Sheffield, Leeds, Southampton, Derby, Lincolnshire,
Bristol, Stoke, Preston, Newcastle, Hull, Swansea Wales,