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Training Courses | Machine Training CoursesIPAF – Aerial platform training course (internationally recognised)

Description and purpose of the training course

Safe aerial work platform usage requires more than instructions for the control panel. In order to safeguard your safety and that of other people in the direct vicinity, proper knowledge of how the machine operates is required. More and more clients will only allow people with completed, recognised training to operate an aerial work platform on their work or construction site. We offer a practical IPAF aerial work platform training course according to internationally recognised standards.

The IPAF education programme has been developed in close collaboration with aerial work platform industry professionals and is the only programme that is certified by the TÜV based on the minimum standard requirements as indicated by ISO standard 18878.


The IPAF standard divides the different types of aerial work platforms into separate categories. Click here for an overview of these categories (.pdf). You can receive training for 1 or maximum 2 categories per day. Each training course consists of a theoretical component (general) and a practical component (per category). The participants take an internationally recognised exam for each component.


The IPAF - aerial work platform training course is internationally recognised as proof of being able to operate an aerial work platform safely and professionally. After successful completion of the programme, you will receive an IPAF certificate and a PAL Card to use on the work site. These will be sent to you by post.

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  • At your work site or in our training centres
  • Developed in close collaboration with professionals
  • Internationally recognised and accepted


  • Health & Safety at Work legislation (ARBO legislation / ARAB codex)
  • Competencies and responsibilities of the operator
  • Driving to the work location
  • Location and stability
  • Safe working conditions
  • Transport on the road
  • Routine inspection
  • Influences of wind
  • Practical exercises on a set track

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Practical information

  • Location: Group training at any location of your choice with an approved training room or at one of the Boels training centres.
  • Duration: 1 day - maximum 8 hours
  • Maximum group size:
    - 6 participants for 1 category
    - 4 participants for 2 categories
  • Admission requirements: The minimum age for taking this course is 18
  • Certificates: Internationally recognised and accepted / Working Conditions Act (ARBO-wet / ARAB-codex)
  • Validity: 5 years

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