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There are many issues surrounding Training and Familiarisation of employees to operate Mobile Elevating Work Platforms ( MEWPs).

Remember that to get your employees to the height they require to work it will often involve training in some form of work equipment. It may be that to conduct your work you choose MEWPs, but with so many MEWPs available which one is the right one for you?

There are many different types of hydraulic work platforms, such as boom & scissor lifts, mast lifts, truck mounted platforms or even van mounted platforms to name a few.

The one thing they all have in common is the risk to users and operators if adequate training has not been provided.

AJ Rentals, as part of AFI, is one of the leading approved IPAF training providers in the UK. Operating nationally, we can offer training across our extensive depot network, or alternatively at your own premises*. You can be confident when choosing AFI as your training provider that we will be able to deliver a course to suit your needs.

IPAF Training is available for the following categories:

Static Vertical (1a):
Vertical Personnel Platforms (Static)

Static Boom (1b):
Self-Propelled Booms (Outriggers)
Vehicle-Mounted Platforms

Mobile Vertical (3a):
Scissor Lifts
Vertical Personnal Platforms (Mobile)

Mobile Boom (3b):
Self-Propelled Booms

Push Around Vertical (PAV)

Upon successful completion of an IPAF course you will receive a PAL (Powered Access Licence) card and an IPAF Operator’s log book to record the various machines you operate.

Your PAL card is valid for 5 years, giving instant recognition of your identity and the IPAF categories you’re qualified to operate.

Operator Training
A mix of theory and practical training, this 1 - 3 day course is designed to enable operators to manoeuvre, drive and position the machine safely and proficiently. It can be undertaken on scissor lifts, boom lifts, trailer mounted platforms or truck mounts.
Click here to view IPAF Operator Training.

Demonstrator Training
This 1 - 3 day course includes a test paper on legal requirements and provides delegates with the skills needed to familiarise operators with their responsibilities and demonstrate safe operating procedures.
Click here to view IPAF Demonstrator Training.

MEWPs For Managers
This 1 day training course is designed to instruct supervisors and managers on how to prepare for, and safely co-ordinate various types of Mobile Elevating Work Platforms (MEWPs) within their control.
Click here to view MEWPS For Managers Training.

Safe Loading And Unloading
Delegates will learn how to carry out inspections and risk assessments as well as how to correctly position the vehicle, load it and unload it in a safe manner. In order to undertake this training, delegates must have the appropriate IPAF Operator training in the relevant categories.
Click here to view Safe Loading & Unloading For Managers Training.

MEWP Harness Training
Identification of appropriate protection equipment and use, correct condition and fitting of harness are examined within the course, which covers a range of MEWPs. However, it can be tailored to offer candidates achievement testing on specific machines - please remember to highlight requirements when booking.
Click here to view Harness Training.

IPAF Push Around Vertical Training (PAV)
A mix of theory and practical training, this course is designed to enable operators to manoeuvre and position the machine safely and proficiently. It can be undertaken on Push Around Verticals (PAVs).
Click here to view PAV Training.

More information (such as frequently asked questions) can be found on the IPAF website

To book your course, or for information on additional IPAF courses, please call AFI Training on 08707 871 511, or alternatively email us at training@afi-uplift.co.uk.

PASMA - Mobile Access Tower Training
AFI is a recognised PASMA training provider - PASMA is universally acknowledged as the definitive industry standard for users of alloy towers. The PASMA training course and Code of Practice have been completely updated to incorporate the requirements of the Work at Height Regulations 2005.

This 1 day course is designed to enable delegates to assemble, dismantle and correctly position the tower proficiently and safely for the task in hand. Upon successful completion of a practical assessment and Tower Inspection Report, a PASMA Identity Card and Certificate will be issued, which is valid for 5 years.

To book your course, or for more information please call AFI Training on 08707 871 511, or alternatively email us at training@afi-uplift.co.uk.


* Subject to site conditions.

AFI Group
AJ Rentals is part of the AFI group of companies

Your Local Cherry Pickers Company
AJ Rentals are a UK based powered access company and have depots throughout the UK

Our depots are based throughout the UK, North East, North West, East Midlands, West Midlands, Scotland, Wales, South East, South West.
Locations including Nottingham, London, Manchester, Birmingham, Liverpool, Wigan, Sheffield, Leeds, Southampton, Derby, Lincolnshire,
Bristol, Stoke, Preston, Newcastle, Hull, Swansea Wales,