The International Powered Access Federation’s (IPAF) 1b training course has been developed by leading industry professionals and is recognised globally as the industry standard for keeping operators safe and legal.

Why complete your training with us?

As the UK’s market leading provider of MEWPs for hire and lease, we are giving delegates the opportunity to carry out their training on the specific vehicle type they will be operating out on site, allowing them to familiarise themselves with the vehicle, ultimately saving cost and time for the company.

Specialising in providing Van Mounted MEWPs means that our trainers have extensive knowledge of how to safely and effectively operate the vehicle, avoiding any common operator errors which can lead to MEWP failure and damage.

Static Boom (1b) Licence Information

The 1b licence allows for the operation of
MEWPs where the centre of the platform
can reach beyond the footprint of the work
base but the MEWP cannot travel with the
work platform elevated.  This includes
vehicle mounted access platforms.

IPAF Certification

Successful training delegates will receive an IPAF certificate and Powered Access Licence (PAL) card which is valid for 5 years. PAL cards will be distributed using the IPAF ePAL app which can be downloaded on mobile devices. IPAF’s ePAL app allows users to record their operating experience on powered access machines through the digital logbook, giving you an overview of the times spent operating machines. The physical IPAF PAL card can be provided at an additional cost if required – this must be requested at the time of booking.

Who should attend the training?

The IPAF 1b static boom training course is designed for those looking to learn how to operate MEWPs across a variety of platforms and for the renewal of IPAF (PAL) cards.

IPAF promotes the safe and effective use of powered access equipment worldwide. To ensure candidates are trained appropriately, the course will consist of classroom based tutorials, demonstrations, practical and written test.

Safety Equipment & Entry Requirements

  • Safety harness – available for purchase.
  • Safety footwear.
  • Hard hat.
  • Hi-vis clothing.
  • 16+ Years of age.


Our team will be in touch with available training dates!

Course Content

  • Full day training – theory and practical.
  • Introduction to IPAF, MEWPs and VMAPs.
  • Regulations, legislations and standard.
  • Risk and hazard identification.
  • Machinery parts identified.
  • Pre-use inspection of vehicle and platform.
  • Safe machine operating methods.
  • Common fault identification.



CAP stands for 'competent assessed person'. The one-day IPAF CAP training course is an advanced level of assessment leading to a certification that states candidates are proficient in undertaking statutory inspections of MEWPs.

Benefits of the IPAF CAP Qualification

Individual Benefits – The IPAF CAP certificate carries a high status and provides individuals with the knowledge and skills to perform thorough examinations of platforms.

Employer Benefits – The CAP certificate will allow fleet inspection to be legally and professionally carried out by in-house employees, eliminating the requirement for external engineers.


Who is the IPAF CAP training for?

Engineers wishing to competently plan, manage and conduct a thorough examination of a MEWP. To be eligible for the training, candidates need to hold a valid IPAF PAL Card and to score at least 12 points using the entry matrix.

Many candidates are already eligible to take the IPAF CAP Training Programme due to their current qualifications and experience. To find out if you score high enough to take this training, visit IPAF’s website here.


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