Course Overview

Duration: 1 Day
Length of Certification: 5 Years
Accreditation: IPAF

Who Should Attend?

The course is aimed at trained IPAF operators who work in higher risk or challenging environments, e.g. steelwork, confined overhead spaces, challenging terrain. PAL+ training is open to operators who hold an existing PAL Card qualification in the relevant category.


PAL+ is an optional, additional one day of category-specific training aimed at operators working in higher risk or challenging environments.

Additional information

PAL+, like the PAL operator qualification, is valid for five years and must be renewed after that. Only those who have been completing their log books (60 entries over five years, 10 of which should be in the final year prior to expiry), will be eligible for a PAL+ renewal test.

Those who have not completed their log books will have to re-take the PAL operator course and the PAL+ course again.

If you hold a valid PAL+ qualification, you do not necessarily need a PAL operator qualification for the same category. If you renew your PAL+ qualification, you do not need to renew your original PAL operator qualification when it expires. However, you must hold a valid PAL operator qualification when you originally take the PAL+ course.



The course includes a short theory session and focuses on practical training using large machines such as a scissor lift with a minimum of 10m working height and a boom with a minimum of 15m working height. For example, one practical exercise focuses on work in confined overhead spaces; another practical exercise involves driving the machine on challenging terrain.

Training Methods

Candidates have to complete a theory test, a practical test and an individual interview.


On successful completion candidates will receive the PAL + IPAF qualifications, which will be accessible through the IPAF ePAL app. The app is available on Android and iOS smartphones. This also includes a logbook and safety information. If a physical PAL card and certificate are required these must be arranged with your training coordinator prior to the course start date, there will be an additional charge for this service

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