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.

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.


On successful completion candidates will receive the PAV qualification which is 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.




  • 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
  • Correct starting and shut down procedures
Suggested follow-up courses
  • 3a & 3b
  • Safe work at heights
  • Harness Awareness
  • PAL +

Courses are run nationally 6 days a week. For further information fill out the form below.

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