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IPAF Training Bolton

Bolton Hire and Training are an IPAF approved training centre, we run open courses 5 days a week.

We also offer weekend courses at no extra charge dependant on demand, IPAF (International Powered Access Federation) are renowned worldwide for there cherry picker and scissor lift courses. As an organisation they have several different courses, we are capable of delivering all courses from the standard Operator course to the loading and unloading course.

The most common course is designed for operators of access platforms, whether it be the Mobile Vertical (3a) the Mobile boom (3b) or the Static Boom (1b) we can cater for all needs.

The IPAF training course is widely accepted on construction sites across the country and is recognised as INDUSTRY BEST STANDARD, PAV (Push around Vertical) training is also available from IPAF as a half day course; however we can add this to a category 3a course by way of familiarisation at no extra cost.

Course Content

  1. Pre-Theory Test
  2. Theory
  3. Regulations and Guidance
  4. MEWP Categories
  5. Structural Parts
  6. Pre-use Inspection / Familiarisation
  7. Safe operating methods & hazards
  8. Theory test (open book)
  9. Practical Training
  10. Practical assessment
  11. Training Course Evaluation & log book completion

All successful delegates will receive a certificate and a PAL card (Powered Access Licence), accredited by IPAF valid for 5 years, identifying that a successful completion of the course was obtained. Our instructors have all had previous experience of working within the Powered Access industry, so you can be assured that the bespoke course content delivered will be both interesting and very knowledgeable to all who attend.


To instruct an operator to prepare and safely operate various types of Mobile Elevating Platforms(MEWPS) and to obtain an IPAF MEWP Operators licence



  • Be aware of the relevant legislation and guidance
  • Be aware of the safe operating practices
  • Be aware of the need to refer to the machine operating manual

We can run courses at your premises with a minimum of 2 delegates up to a maximum of 8 delegates, if you would like to attend the course at our training centre, we can cater for individuals or groups up to 8, please give us a call and we will quite happily discuss your requirements



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Orlando Street, Bolton,
Company Number: 8236112


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