Scissor lifts, vertical personnel platforms (mobile).
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IPAF Training

Orion Access Services are members of IPAF & PASMA and deliver approved training courses at our all-weather training facility in Erith, Kent, with excellent links to the M25, London, Kent, Essex and Surrey.

IPAF - MEWP Mobile Elevating Work Platforms



International Powered Access Federation approved training is vital for anyone operating a MEWP (Mobile Elevating Work Platform) Successful candidates are issued with a Certificate and PAL Card (Powered Access Licence), which is proof of competence in the safe use of MEWP

Categories of MEWP Equipment

1b, 1b+ Static Boom

Vehicle-Mounted Platforms, Spiders, Tracked and Trailers/push-arounds.
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3a, 3a+ Mobile Vertical

Scissor lifts, vertical personnel platforms (mobile).
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3b, 3b+ Mobile Boom

Self-propelled booms.
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Harness Use & Inspection (H):

Harness Use & Inspection
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Loading and Unloading (LOAD):

Loading and Unloading (LOAD)..
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MEWPS for Managers (MM):

MEWPS for Managers (MM)..
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To book a course or request further information, please use our online booking system or call 0800 328 0350, option 4

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PPE Requirements

All delegates are required to bring their own Personal Protection Equipment to include Safety Boots/Shoes, Hi Vis Vest, Safety Harness, Safety Helmet with Chin Strap, Safety Gloves & Safety Goggles/Glasses

Want to purchase Personal Protection Equipment, we sell..

Safety Harness & Lanyard Set
£69.50 + VAT.
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Safety Pack
To include Helmet, Goggles, Gloves, Hi Vis Vest
£20.00 + VAT.
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Safety Harness & Lanyard Set WITH Safety Pack.
Buy Both for
£70.00 + VAT.
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"All employers have a legal responsibility under the Health and Safety at work Act 1974 to provide information, instruction and training for all of their employees before allowing them to use any type of work equipment. This also applies to members of staff who supervise or manage the use of work equipment."
(Provisions and use of Work Equipment regulations 1998)

The PAL Card- the ultimate proof:

A Powered Access Licence card issued by IPAF carries all the key facts people need to know. It verifies who the person is and what equipment they are trained to operate.

The PAL Log Book:

Shows site management which equipment an operator has been trained to operate safely and efficiently, as well as experience they have acquired overtime.