IPAF Training


Konecranes is an approved provider of IPAF training courses.
The IPAF organisation promotes the safe and effective use of powered access equipment, worldwide. Konecranes Demag UK Ltd is proud to be able to offer high-quality IPAF accredited training courses. We can offer a full range of IPAF courses, from standard categories such as 3A & 3B, through to IPAF Harness training and MEWP’s for managers.


  • Course Length: From half a day up to three days (depending on machine category)
  • Theory eLearning available
  • PAL Card on completion

This training course instructs an operator to prepare and safely operate various types of MEWPs, also referred to as cherry pickers, aerial lifts or scissor lifts. Categories include Static Vertical (1a), Static Boom (1b), Mobile Vertical (3a), Mobile Boom (3b), Specialist Machines (SPECIAL).

The training course for Push Around Vertical (PAV) MEWPs takes half a day and Insulated Aerial device (IAD) MEWPs takes two days.

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

Duration of the course is variable depending on the type of course, trainee experience, machine complexity, and the number of machine categories taken. One day is a minimum of seven hours.



  • Course length: One day 
  • Virtual Reality Simulator course available*
  • PAL Card on completion

 PAL+ is an optional, additional one day of category-specific training aimed at operators working in higher-risk or challenging environments. Machine categories available are 1b+, 3a+, 3b+.



  • Course length: Half a day
  • eLearning available
  • Certificate on completion

The course guides candidates through the process of determining the optimum MEWP for a given task. Factors covered include height, reach, up-and-over height, the weight of people, required materials & tools, environment, restrictions, set-up, hazards, permits, accessories, delivery, and completion of documentation to justify the selection. The course is theory-based only and incorporates an exam. 



  • Course length: One day
  • eLearning available
  • Certificate on completion

MEWPs for Managers is the essential course for those who plan, supervise and manage the use of mobile elevating work platforms MEWPs in the workplace. Available as either eLearning or a full-day course at our Banbury Training Centre.