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Advanced course for MEWP operators

27 Jun 12 The International Powered Access Federation (IPAF) has introduced a new PAL+ training course for operating in higher risk environments.

IPAF issues PAL (powered access license) cards through its accredited training providers. The PAL+ scheme offers an optional extra day of training.

PAL+ focuses on practical training and includes a short, compact theory session. It is intended to be more advanced, challenging and extensive than the PAL operator course, which meets all requirements for basic operator training.

The course was developed by a task force consisting of members of the IPAF council and IPAF training committee, as well as representatives from contractors and the Health & Safety Executive (HSE).

PAL+ training is open to operators who hold an existing PAL card in the relevant category. On completion of the theory test, practical test and interview, operators will have the relevant categories added to their PAL Card, e.g. Static Vertical (1a+), Static Boom (1b+), Mobile Vertical (3a+) and Mobile Boom (3b+).

For more information on PAL+, visit the training section of

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