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IPAF MEWP (Mobile Elevated Work Platform)


Online booking is for Public Courses at Anderlift Training Centre.
If no dates are available to book below please contact us on 021-4559180 for next available dates.

These courses are a strict 8am start – the premises open at 7:45am to facilitate IPAF MEWP courses only.
Participants arriving late will not be able to participate, please refer to the email you will receive after booking.

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We have a Category 3a (Scissors) and 3b (Boom Lift) on site and can now train and certify operators through the IPAF system.  We can train a full group of 4 from your organisation on both machines at our training centre in Cork City or we can offer your participants places on our public courses, which are now running weekly.  If you prefer us to go to your site and train on your own machines this can also be organised.


The International Powered Access Federation (IPAF) training programme is globally recognised, developed by leading industry professionals and available in multiple languages across a worldwide network of more than 750 IPAF-approved Training Centres.

IPAF promotes the safe and effective use of powered access equipment worldwide in the widest sense – through providing technical advice and information; through influencing and interpreting legislation and standards; and through safety initiatives and training programmes.

IPAF is a not-for-profit organisation owned by its members, which include manufacturers, rental companies, distributors, contractors and users. IPAF members operate a majority of the MEWP rental fleet worldwide and manufacture about 85% of platforms on the market.

The comprehensive range of courses covers mobile elevating work platforms (MEWPs) including boom, scissor, 3a and 3b categories of machines, mast climbing work platforms (MCWPs) and construction hoists. Courses are aimed at operators, service technicians, delivery drivers, managers/supervisors, demonstrators, installers and instructors.

IPAF training courses help you keep your employees safe and you stay legal.


The IPAF operator course instructs a candidate to prepare and safely operate various types of MEWPs, also referred to as cherry pickers, AWP’s – aerial lifts.

Categories offered at Anderlift Safety Services are Mobile Vertical (3a) and Mobile Boom (3b).

IPAF’s MEWP Operator Training is certified by TÜV as conforming to the international standard ISO 18878 Mobile elevating work platforms – Operator (driver) training.

IPAF Operator Categories on offer are (3a) and (3b).


The  PAL Card (Powered Access License) and certificate are issued to the candidate on successful completion of the course and assessment. The PAL Card is valid for five years.  It also features the holder’s photo, signature and categories of MEWP qualified upon. The PAL Card can be verified by calling IPAF or online at IPAF’s Verify PAL Card check.

Learn more at the IPAF website.


This course is 1 day in duration and covers both machines.

We run public courses for individuals wishing to complete this course in our Training Centre in Cork. Please click here for scheduled dates.

Although we do plan Public Courses in advance we often schedule programmes at short notice, depending on demand, please contact us if you have a requirement in this area and we will give you the next available date.

Additional information

IPAF MEWP Training

29th July, 30th July, 6th Aug, 12th Aug, 19th Aug, 20th Aug, 26th Aug, 27th Aug