At Versalift UK we are serious about your safety. Training improves safety, increases productivity, enhances awareness and fulfills your legal obligation for the operation of a MEWP.

Our qualified instructors ensure that your staff experience quality training, direct from the platform manufacturer.

Training can be given here on site using our latest facilities or at your own premises, providing you meet the requirements of providing a classroom and the use of a suitably certified vehicle for the duration of the course.

The training courses we offer include:

  • IPAF
  • CAP
  • Maintenance

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The IPAF training categories are:

  • Static Vertical (1a, 1a+) – Vertical personnel platforms
  • Static Boom (1b, 1b+) – Self-propelled booms (outriggers), trailers/push arounds, vehicle mounted platforms
  • Mobile Vertical (3a, 3a+) – Scissor lifts, vertical personnel platforms (mobile)
  • Mobile Boom (3b, 3b+) – Self-propelled booms
  • Push Around Vertical (PAV) – Push around verticals
  • Insulated Aerial Device (IAD)
  • Specialist machines (SPECIAL)

Detailed information can be found on the IPAF website –

IPAF Training (International Powered Access Federation)inline-ipaf-licence

As an IPAF accredited training centre Versalift provides operator training courses for the IPAF Powered Access License (PAL card). Valid for five years, this is the most widely held and recognised proof of training for platform operators. The PAL Card (Powered Access Licence) conforms to the international standard ISO 18878.



Instructs an operator to prepare and safely operate various types of MEWPs.


An optional, additional one day of category-specific training aimed at operators working in higher risk or challenging environments.


Trains a demonstrator to familiarise operators with their responsibilities and demonstrate pre-operational and safe operating procedures, and the limitations of MEWPs.


Trains and assesses an instructor to understand the delivery of the IPAF training programme, and assesses knowledge on machines and ability to convey information to candidates.

Harness Use and Inspection

Instructs a user to select, inspect and use a harness and associated equipment safely when using a MEWP.


Instructs an operator in the correct safety procedures for the loading, unloading and securing of machinery prior to or following transportation by road. Safe Loading / Unloading – Have you planned for the safe delivery of your MEWPs?

MEWPs for Managers

Essential, one-day course for those who plan, supervise and manage the use of mobile elevating work platforms in the workplace.

CAP Training

The IPAF Competent Assessed Persons (CAP) programme focuses on a crucial aspect of safety – that of the machine itself. It provides guidance for platform engineers on compliance with regulatory requirements and to offer documented evidence that the individual can be regarded as competent to plan, manage or carry out thorough examinations of powered access equipment within the context of current legislation including the Work at Height Regulations, LOLER and PUWER 98.

Detailed information can be found on the IPAF website –

Maintenance Training

For customers who want to carry out their own servicing and repairs. Help and advice is available for all of our customers – no matter what size of fleet you have!