IPAF Elevating work platforms

Qualified training for operators of elevating working platforms

Shortcomings in occupational health and safety can lead not only to consequences for the health of the employees involved, but can also lead to criminal proceedings for the employer.

The German Occupational Health and Safety Act, the Ordinance on Industrial Safety and Health and other statutory provisions require, among other things, that the worker is sufficiently trained / instructed in the operation of the machinery necessary to perform the job. This includes the use of elevating work platforms and this is exactly the focus of the IPAF safety training.

The International Powered Access Federation (IPAF) promotes the safe and effective usage of powered access equipment throughout the world. The TÜV-certified training program developed by the IPAF complies with ISO 18 878. The WEMO-tec IPAF training course also meets the new requirements of the German Social Accident Insurance BGG/GUV-G 966 dating April 2010 for the training and commissioning of operators of elevating work platforms.


WEMO-tec Eichenzell
Tel.: +49 6659 86-301


WEMO-tec Groß-Umstadt
Tel.: +49 6078 93042-0


WEMO-tec Weißenfels
Tel.: +49 3443 302916

Target groups

The training courses are directed towards all operators and users, and also instructors of those hiring and anyone, who is responsible for the use of elevating work platforms. An example of those, who would benefit from training:

  • Steel workers
  • Roofers
  • Electricians
  • Installation engineers
  • Painters and decorators
  • Building cleaners
  • Maintenance engineers
  • Façade builders

The training modules

Split into four different training modules, our qualified trainer team explains everything you need to know regarding mobile elevating work platforms in a theoretical and a practical part. After passing a test, the course participants receive their personalised PAL-Card, the “driving licence” for mobile elevating work platforms.

Training courses are available for the following machine classes:

  • Static Vertical (1a) – vertical personnel lifts (with supports)
  • Static Boom (1b) – self-propelled outrigger work platforms with supports, trailer platforms and vehicle-mounted platforms
  • Mobile Vertical (3a) – scissor lifts and vertical personnel platforms (driven from the basket)
  • Mobil Boom (3b) – self-propelled articulated and telescopic platforms (driven from the basket)

We are happy to inform you about our training program / procedure and support opportunities, and to compile an individual offer for you.