IPAF PAV (Push Along Vertical) Course

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Course Overview

Our IPAF Push Along Vertical (PAV) Course delivers a minimum of 4 hours of instruction and is designed to instruct up to a maximum ratio of 8 delegates, providing training to prepare and safely operate PAV units in the workplace. Push Around Verticals are essentially small, simple static vertical machines. However, unlike Static Verticals (IPAF category 1a), they have no mechanical drive and are physically pushed around. Popular with contractors and the non-construction sector who are using this type of equipment for low-level access work.

This course consists of an instructor led training room presentation, written assessment, practical training and assessment.

This course is aimed at operatives who are or will be responsible for using Push Around Vertical Platforms (PAVs) MEWPs in the workplace. There are no prerequisites for this course although a working knowledge of MEWPs is an advantage.

Since the inspection, operation and use of MEWPs can be physically demanding, users should be physically fit and in good health and should, generally, not have problems with eyesight or hearing, heart disease, high blood pressure, epilepsy, fear of heights, vertigo, giddiness, difficulty with balance, impaired limb function, alcohol or drug dependence or psychiatric illness.

If you have any problems with literacy or language comprehension, or have any doubts about your fitness to use an MEWP, you must bring them to the attention of your employer. This need not preclude you from using MEWPs, provided your employer conducts an assessment and is able to put into place adequate measures, to take account of any difficulties you may have.

Operatives who have already attained the 1A or 3A category licence will not need to attend this course, however familiarisation with the PAV unit you are using is recommended.

Operatives will gain an understanding of the current legislation and regulations, accident prevention & control, personnel protection requirements, the need to refer to machine operating manuals and the driving/maneuvering of Push Along Vertical units safely in order to position and carry out the required tasks in a correct and proper manner.

From 1st June 2021, Kentec Training will be registering all delegates through the IPAF Digital Card License Application (ePAL) system. This is inclusive within the course price.

For a physical copy of the PAL Card and A4 Certificate, this will incur an additional charge of £7.50 + vat per delegate. Please ensure this is requested prior to the course date, otherwise it will be treated as a replacement certificate at £30.00 + vat each.

Successful delegates will gain an understanding of current relevant legislation and best practice on a range of MEWPs and be able to carry out a pre-use inspection and most importantly use them safely, in line with current approved methods and manufacturer’s instructions. The course agenda includes:

  • Introduction
  • PAL Card overview and Pre-theory test
  • Legislation, Regulations and Guidance
  • Pre-Use Inspection/Hand-Over
  • Safe Operating Methods & Hazards
  • Post -Theory Test
  • Practical Training (Genie AWP, Youngman X3 or Pop-Up Vertical Lifts)
  • Practical Assessment

"Fantastic & informative course with top instructor"
- David Brooker

"Great job, very polite and informative"
- Shane Waters

"Kentec were professional from start to finish, many thanks"
- Lawrence Park

"Both the theory and practical were taught with great inters and good humour. The two instructors were probably the best I have encountered, their knowledge was very good as was the presentation"
- Andrew Laddams

"Good instruction from the instructor, made it easy to understand"
- Lloyd Bradberry