The International Powered Access Federation (IPAF) is a leading global organization committed to the safe and efficient use of powered access equipment, such as scissor lifts, boom lifts, and other aerial work platforms (AWPs). IPAF’s core functions include providing comprehensive training and certification, promoting high safety standards, and working with regulators to shape industry policies. Through these initiatives, IPAF plays a vital role in minimizing risks and elevating practices within the powered access industry.

At Tyne and Wear Access, we align with IPAF’s mission and values, offering specialized training and solutions in line with their globally recognized standards. Whether you are an operator, supervisor, or other industry professionals, engaging with IPAF through our courses ensures that you are equipped with the essential skills and knowledge for safe and effective use of powered access machinery. Our partnership with IPAF emphasizes our commitment to safety, innovation, and excellence in the powered access sector.

3A Mobile Vertical (Scissor Lift)

This course is designed for operators of scissor lifts, emphasizing hands-on training. Participants learn the safe operation, control, inspection, and emergency handling of these machines.

3B Mobile Boom (Cherry Picker)

Focusing on mobile boom lifts or cherry pickers, this course covers equipment inspection, hazard recognition, positioning, and safe operation. It’s tailored for anyone who needs to work at heights using these specific machines.

1B Static Boom (Vehicle Mount, Trailer & Spider)

The 1B Static Boom course provides extensive training on operating static boom lifts, including vehicle-mounted platforms, trailer, and spider lifts. It addresses all aspects of safety, controls, positioning, and maintenance, making it essential for professionals in this field.

1A Static Vertical

The 1A Static Vertical course is geared towards those who operate static vertical lifts. Participants will be taught essential skills, such as proper positioning, control, safety protocols, and pre-use inspections, to ensure the safe operation of these specific machines.

PAV (Push Around Vertical)

This course is crafted for individuals working with push-around vertical lifts. It covers safe maneuvering, proper handling, risk assessment, and pre-operation checks. The hands-on training ensures that operators are well-versed in the specific safety measures required for these machines.

Why Choose Tyne and Wear Access for IPAF Training?

At Tyne and Wear Access, we have an unwavering commitment to providing top-tier IPAF training courses. Our experienced instructors, modern training facilities, and focus on practical skills make us a preferred choice for those seeking to enhance their capabilities.

  • Expert Instructors: Our trainers are industry experts, dedicated to imparting practical knowledge and safety techniques.
  • Flexible Scheduling: We offer various course dates and times to accommodate different schedules.
  • Recognized Certification: Upon successful completion, participants earn an IPAF certification, a prestigious and globally acknowledged proof of proficiency.

Whether you are an individual looking to expand your skills or an organization aiming to ensure employee safety and compliance, Tyne and Wear Access has the IPAF training solution to meet your needs. Join us to gain the confidence, competence, and certification necessary to operate powered access equipment safely and efficiently.

Mon-Fri:£200.00 | Sat: £240.00 - 2 categories (Price Per Trainee)
Tyne and Wear Access offers IPAF training courses tailored to specific needs and schedules. With categories designed to focus on different types of powered access equipment such as 3A Mobile Vertical (Scissor Lift), 3B Mobile Boom (Cherry Picker), 1B Static Boom (Vehicle Mount, Trailer & Spider), 1A Static Vertical, and PAV (Push Around Vertical), we provide comprehensive and flexible training options. Whether it’s during the workweek or on a Saturday, our courses are structured to accommodate various schedules, ensuring accessibility and convenience for all participants.
Mon-Fri:£270.00 - 3 categories (Price Per Trainee)
Tyne and Wear Access offers specialized IPAF training courses in three specific categories at the rate of £270.00 per trainee for sessions held from Monday to Friday. The training focuses on different types of powered access equipment, catering to various industrial needs and requirements. Our expertly designed courses are accessible and convenient, allowing participants to choose a schedule that best fits their workweek. With a strong commitment to quality training at competitive rates, we provide valuable opportunities for professionals to enhance their skills and safety knowledge in the field of powered access equipment.
Sat: £Price to be discussed - 3 categories (Price to be discussed depending on number of candidates)
Tyne and Wear Access extends its IPAF training courses to Saturdays, focusing on three specific categories of powered access equipment. Recognizing that each training requirement can be unique, the pricing for Saturday sessions is determined based on the number of candidates. This approach ensures a tailored and flexible offering that meets the specific needs and budgets of individuals or organizations. Whether you’re an individual looking to enhance your skills or an employer seeking to train a team, our Saturday courses provide a convenient option with pricing to be discussed, reflecting your particular situation and requirements.
Elearning options Are Available

We also offer an e-learning option which provided more flexibility for the candidate as they can complete this in their own time and the come to us to complete the practical element of the training.


Physical card and certificate - Additional £15
Harness training - £125.00 (per trainee, 4+ Trainee's - £95.00)

Harness Training at Tyne and Wear Access is a vital course designed for individuals working at heights, focusing on the proper use and maintenance of safety harnesses. This comprehensive training includes understanding different types of harnesses, fitting and adjustment, regular inspection, rescue planning, and compliance with relevant laws and standards. Suitable for construction workers, maintenance personnel, supervisors, and safety inspectors, the course emphasizes both theoretical knowledge and hands-on practice. Successful completion leads to a recognized certification in harness safety, reflecting proficiency in critical safety practices. Tyne and Wear Access’s experienced instructors and quality training ensure that participants are well-equipped to handle real-world scenarios involving harness use.

Harness to buy EN361 with adjustable restraint lanyard £80.00. with carry bag or £70 if you complete IPAF training with us.


Loading and unloading - £Price to be discussed (per trainee)
Loading and Unloading Training at Tyne and Wear Access is a specialized course tailored for individuals and professionals involved in the loading and unloading of goods, machinery, and equipment. This comprehensive training covers essential areas such as safety procedures, correct handling techniques, equipment operation, risk assessment, and compliance with relevant regulations. Suitable for warehouse staff, logistics personnel, drivers, and anyone involved in the shipping and receiving process, the course offers a balanced blend of theoretical understanding and hands-on practice. Successful completion leads to a recognized certification in loading and unloading safety, reflecting expertise in this critical aspect of operations. With experienced instructors and quality training, Tyne and Wear Access ensures that participants gain the necessary skills to handle real-world loading and unloading tasks safely and efficiently.

Related Courses

IPAF Training
The International Powered Access Federation (IPAF) Training is a comprehensive course aimed at personnel who use powered access equipment, such as mobile elevating work platforms (MEWPs) and aerial work platforms (AWPs). This training ensures operators have the necessary skills to operate such machinery safely and efficiently. Upon successful completion of the IPAF training, participants receive a Powered Access License (PAL) card, which is widely recognized and accepted across industries worldwide.
PASMA Training

PASMA (Prefabricated Access Suppliers’ and Manufacturers’ Association) Training is a highly valued course designed for professionals involved in the assembly, use, inspection, and dismantling of mobile access towers. These courses ensure workers are trained to a high standard of safety and competency, thereby reducing workplace accidents and improving efficiency. On completion, delegates are awarded a PASMA card as proof of their understanding of the necessary safety regulations and practical implementation.

First Aid At Work Training

The First Aid Course at Tyne and Wear Access provides essential training in life-saving techniques, emergency response, and medical care. Aimed at individuals across various professions, the course covers CPR, wound care, handling medical emergencies, and use of first aid equipment. Certification is a level 3 training certificate which complies with the Health and safety (first aid) regulations 1981 and the health and safety (first aid) regulations (Northern ireland) 1982 and is valid for 3 years.