Powered Access Training

IPAF Training


Current UK legislation requires that all operators of powered access equipment are adequately trained by a competent person.

Oakbarn Training offers IPAF (International Powered Access Federation) Operator Training for a range of Mobile Elevating Working Platforms (MEWPS) including scissor lifts, articulated booms, telescopic booms and trailer-mount booms.


Courses are held at our approved IPAF training centre in Coventry with easy access from Birmingham, Rugby and Leicester or can be carried out at your premises, provided suitable equipment and facilities are available (see What do I need?)


IPAF courses comply with International Standard ISO 18878 2004 Mobile Elevating Work Platforms – Operator (Driver) Training. The PAL card (Powered Access Licence) is recognised worldwide as proof of MEWP Operator Training to the highest standard and is accepted by the UK Contractors Group.


As an IPAF approved training centre we are subject to a regular and in depth inspection regime by the IPAF audit team ensuring that all the courses are delivered to a consistent and high standard. The courses are continuously updated to take account of any changes or additions to regulations.

By choosing an IPAF training course you can be assured that you are receiving the best possible training for operating your powered access equipment.