Powered Access Machines

Safe Loading & Unloading

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 is undertaken on the following categories: 1a, 1b, 3a and 3b. The course is for a duration of 1 day.

Upon successful completion, delegates will have their IPAF PAL (Powered Access Licence) card endorsed with this qualification.

  • Applicants should be at least 18 years old and physically fit.
  • Applicants should hold a valid IPAF PAL card for the relevant categories of machines.
  • It is desirable (but not mandatory) that applicants hold a current LGV licence or other suitable licence.
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 hazards associated with transporting access and plant machinery.
  • Be fully aware of their responsibility and associated legislation.
  • Be fully aware of safe procedures for loading and unloading.
  • Be able to carry out inspections and risk assessments.
  • Be able to correctly position the vehicle for the task in hand.
  • Be able to safely and securely load and unload.
  • Introduction: overview of course requirements. THEORY.
  • Selection of suitable vehicle for transportation of load. THEORY & PRACTICAL.
  • Method of loading and unloading. THEORY & PRACTICAL.
  • Position of load on vehicle. THEORY & PRACTICAL.
  • Marking of large loads. THEORY & PRACTICAL.
  • How to secure a load. THEORY & PRACTICAL.
  • Safety checks. THEORY & PRACTICAL.
  • Positioning the vehicle for unloading. THEORY & 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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Your Local Cherry Pickers Company
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,