This category covers:
  • icon-scissor-lifts Scissor Lifts
  • icon-self-propelled-booms Self Propelled Booms
  • icon-tracked-boom-lifts Tracked Boom Lifts
  • icon-truck-mounted-platforms-v2 Truck Mounted Platforms
  • icon-van-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 Pre Delivery Inspection course is for Rental company staff, technicians, mechanics and depot based staff looking to extend their skillset and carry out in-service MEWP inspections in line with LOLER, the Work at Height Regulations 2005 and PUWER 98 legislation. It focuses on the operation and upkeep of the platform. Thus it works alongside IPAF’s operator courses to maintain high standards and to promote safe working at height.

Note: To attend this course, you must hold an up to date PAL Card for a minimum of six months and a valid log book showing training and experience in operating the machine categories required for the PDI training. Should you not have a valid log book, you would need a letter from your employer detailing a minimum of six months experience in operating the categories required. If you are unsure of your eligibility, give us a call or contact us using the form below and we can advise you. 

Aims and Objectives

This course aims to show that you are able to prepare and conduct Pre-Delivery inspections on many different types of mobile elevating work platforms within the context of current legislation. On completion of this course, you will:

  • Understand the current legislation and regulations.
  • Be able to identify common faults as well as when to pass or fail a machine inspection.
  • Know the importance of completing pre-delivery inspection documentation.
  • Be aware of the role and responsibilities when carrying out an inspection.

Course duration

This is a one day course lasting a minimum of seven hours.

Course structure

The IPAF PDI course includes theory and practical sessions as well as assessments.


You will receive a digital ePAL Card (Powered Access Licence), that qualifies you to carry out in-service inspections of MEWPs inline with regulations including LOLER, the Work at Height Regulations 2005 and also PUWER 98 legislation. If you require a physical card and certificate, please advise upon booking your course. The PAL card is valid for five years.

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