This category covers:
  • Scissor Lifts
  • Self Propelled Booms
  • Tracked Boom Lifts
  • Truck Mounted Platforms
  • Van Mounted Platforms
Scissor Lifts Scissor lifts, vertical personnel platforms (mobile)
Self Propelled Booms
Tracked Boom Lifts
Truck Mounted Platforms
Van Mounted Platforms

The IPAF Demonstrator course is for MEWP operators that need to be able to show others how to safely operate platforms. For example, those that deliver or hire MEWPS to customers.

The course covers MEWPs within the following categories, and you are able to choose any combination of the three:

  • 1b Static Boom: Vehicle-mounted platforms, trailers/push-arounds and self-propelled booms (outriggers).
  • 3a Mobile Vertical: Scissor lifts and vertical personnel platforms (mobile).
  • 3b Mobile Boom: Self-propelled booms.

To attend this course, you must hold an up to date IPAF operator licence for the machine categories you are training to demonstrate. 

Need a licence? Start your training today with IPAF’s eLearning theory course.

Aims and objectives

This course teaches you how to demonstrate a MEWP to other operators, thus ensuring they are familiar with the machine and how to operate it safely. By the end of the course you will:

  • Be able to demonstrate pre-operational procedures as well as safe operating techniques.
  • Understand and know how to communicate safe working limits to others.

Course duration

How long the course takes depends on the number of machine categories you are training in, with each category taking a day to complete.

Course structure

The IPAF Demonstrator course is split between a theory session in the morning and a practical session in the afternoon. It covers:

  • Site facilities, course aims as well as objectives.
  • IPAF health and fitness statement.
  • What to include in a MEWP familiarisation.
  • MEWP categories, as well as platform capacities and limitations.
  • Pre-use checks and daily maintenance tasks.
  • Safe operating procedures.
  • Selection and use of fall protection equipment.
  • Emergency procedures.
  • How to communicate information effectively.
  • MEWP handovers – hire terms and conditions and user responsibilities as well as contracts and paperwork.

Course outcomes

You will receive a digital ePAL Card (Powered Access Licence), if you require a physical card and certificate, please advise upon booking your course, this will also come with a safety guide and logbook. The PAL card is valid for five years.

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