The IPAF Demonstrator Course delivers a minimum of 7 hours of both classroom and practical instruction on to correctly carrying out the required tasks involved in the role of Demonstrator which is to familiarise operators with their responsibilities and demonstrate pre-operational and safe operating procedure and the limitations of MEWP's.
All delegates wishing to attend the IPAF Demonstrator training course must have successfully passed the IPAF Operator Course prior to attending and hold a valid IPAF PAL Operator Card in the category that they wish to be trained to demonstrator level. Each delegate who wishes to be considered as a Demonstrator should have a reasonable knowledge of good site safety practice, be confident and a good communicator.
This course consists of an instructor led training room presentation, written assessment, practical training and assessment.
Who should attend
This course is aimed at delegates who are or will be responsible for familiarising operators to use any MEWP, for which the demonstrator holds the appropriate licence.
Similarly, since the inspection, operation and use of MEWP's 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 will gain understanding of the pre-operational and safe operating procedures and limitations for each of the MEWPs, current relevant legislation and regulations, accident prevention & control, needs regarding personnel protection, the need to refer to machine operating manuals and the driving/maneuvering of MEWP's safely in order to position and carry out the required tasks in a correct and proper manner.
Those who successful complete both theory and practical sessions will receive an IPAF Certificate and PAL Card that are valid for a period of 5 years.
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 to IPAF and MEWPs
Health & Safety legislation & regulations
Limitations and use of mobile elevating work platforms
Identifying controls, safety devices and warning alarms
Daily and routine inspection and servicing requirements
Setting up in preparation for work
Ground and site conditions
Safe operating techniques
Emergency lowering procedures
Manufactures instruction manuals
Different hire terms and conditions
The use of fall arrest equipment
Multiple choice test paper
Practical demonstrating test
"I found the instructor to be very informative, he delivered the course content in a clear and concise fashion, Very Good!" - Stephen Walsh
"A great day, very informative and presented by the instructor in an easy to understand way and with good humor" - Richard Miles
"Excellent course, very well explained and all questions answered professionally however trivial they may have appeared" - David Miller
"Great Job!! One of the best courses I have ever been on. The instructor was really helpful and knew his stuff" - John Underbridge
"Excellent course, thank you very much!" - Graham Stonebridge