IPAF Push Around Vertical (PAV)

Course Overview

Duration: Half Day
Max Number of Delegates: 8
Length of Certification: 5 Years
Accreditation: IPAF

Who Should Attend?

This programme is designed for any person required to use a PAV. On successful completion, delegates that already hold an IPAF PAL card will have their log book endorsed with this qualification. Delegates that do not hold an IPAF PAL card will receive a PAL photo ID card.

Operators who are already trained in categories 1a and/or 3a will also be able to use a PAV after being familiarised by a qualified person with the specific machine.


To provide delegates with a thorough understanding of the need for safety associated with powered access equipment.


Additional information

Delegates attending this course should be 18+ years and be physically and mentally fit to withstand the rigours of training. The content of this course includes awareness of periodic examinations of equipment.

The course does not provide full training in maintenance of equipment. Additional training relating to this subject may be of benefit to delegates (further information available upon request).

Practical exercises will not be experiencing falls of any kind. The delegate will not be deemed competent in rescue procedures.




  • Safe operation of PAV and limitations of use
  • Pre-use checks, inspection and function tests
  • Emergency lowering
  • Planning the route before operating the PAV
  • Introduction to the PAV
  • Major components identification and its function
  • Correct starting and shut down procedures
  • Travelling the route and manoeuvring the PAV
  • Setting up the PAV for work
  • Basic operational practice
  • Achievement testing
  • Use of log book
  • Course evaluation and close
Suggested follow-up courses
  • Safe work at heights
  • Harness Awareness
  • PAL +
  • MWEPS For Managers

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