Warren Access

Training FAQs

Warren Access Ltd can provide many types of working at height training, as well as many others.

This includes IPAF Powered Access Training, PASMA Towers training, Driver CPC courses, HGV Training and many more.

To find out more about our courses, please visit our Training page.

Council Directive 2009/104/EC concerning the minimum safety and health requirements for the use of work equipment by workers at work OJ L260/5 Article 9 states: 
"Without prejudice to Article 12 of Directive 89/391/EEC, the employer shall take the measures necessary to ensure that:
(a) workers given the task of using work equipment receive adequate training, including training on any risks which such use may entail;
(b) workers referred to in the second indent of Article 6(b) receive adequate specific training."
Article 6(b) states: "in the case of repairs, modifications, maintenance or servicing, the workers concerned are specifically designated to carry out such work."

If you are attending your training course at one of our accredited training centres in Newcastle or Huntingdon a light lunch will be provided to all candidates attending a full days training.

Yes, this is available and must be discussed and arranged with your training co-ordinator. Please note that at these times training can only be held at your own site and not at our accredited training centres in Newcastle or Huntingdon.

Yes, Warren Access is a National Training provider and can deliver your training requirements at your own site if it meets the specific requirements needed to run the course.

Please speak to your training co-ordinator at our Newcastle or Huntingdon Training centres. 

Most of our courses require candidates to sit a multiple answer theory test and also a practical test. Candidates must pass each part (pass marks differ depending on which course you sit) before they can receive their certificates and or cards.

Our nationally accredited training centres are all industry approved and regularly assessed by independent auditors.
Our instructors, facilities and equipment are regularly audited to meet the IPAF and other training courses criteria assuring that the training we provide is of the highest standard.

Warren Access is proud to hold a range of top level health & safety accreditations including Safecontractor and Constructionline.


Most of our training courses take place indoors, however during the practical sessions and especially when using a mobile elevated working platform (MEWP) the weather can halt the course.

All MEWPs (except those designed specifically for indoor use) are designed to operate in wind speeds up to a maximum which should be marked on the machine. Operation in wind speeds above this maximum may cause instability.

Under BS EN280:2001+A2:2009 (Mobile elevating work platforms – Design calculations – Stability criteria – Construction – Safety – Examinations and tests) the maximum design wind speed in which a MEWP can work is 12.5 m/s (28 mph). Wind forces are assumed to act horizontally at the centre of area of the parts of the MEWP and persons and equipment on the work platform, and shall be taken to be dynamic forces. This does not apply to MEWPs intended for indoor use only.

It is very important to realise that wind speed increases with height and may be 50% greater at a height of 20 meters above ground level.

If the course is halted because of the weather, we will re-schedule the course at your earliest convenience.

Our clients successful training and satisfaction are very important to us, our instructors work with each delegate to provide the most supportive and specialised instruction possible. Our fully qualified instructors combine their technical knowledge with practical experience to ensure that the candidates achieve the most out of the training.

However, if you do fail or cancel your course after the 7 day notification period, all customers will be charged for the training they received/were going to receive on the day. 

Warren Access are also an Access Platform hire company.

Our extensive hire fleet consists of van and truck mounted platforms, tracked access platforms, scissor lifts and self-propelled booms.

For more information about our fleet please visit our hire page or contact your local depot at Newcastle: 0191 236 7120 or Huntingdon: 01480 891 581.

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