At Harrington Safety, we train in the classroom, online and on-site. Call us with any questions 0800 059 0599.

At Harrington Safety, we train in the classroom, online and on-site. Call us with any questions 0800 059 0599.

IPAF eLearning Module for MEWP Operator Course


Online learning has become increasingly popular in the past 12 months as it provides flexible learning from the comfort of your own home and at your own pace. IPAF’s eLearning programme provides an enhanced online learning experience for the MEWP operators and MEWPs for Managers training programmes. The course is broken up into manageable sections; complete the theory part of your training at your own pace, you can save and resume your training at any time making it easy to pick up from where you left off.

What is the IPAF eLearning programme? 

The IPAF MEWP operator eLearning course promotes the safe and effective use of powered access. IPAF’s eLearning provides a flexible and enhanced online learning experience for mobile elevating work platform operator training programmes.

What does the course involve?

Online learning doesn’t have to mean boring and noninteractive – in fact, it’s quite the opposite! During the IPAF eLearning online course, you will receive the same level of high-quality theory training that you would in the classroom. This course offers a fun, interactive learning method by incorporating games, quizzes, videos and simulations.

Once at the end of the online theory module, you will be asked to complete the eLearning theory test. This clever system uses facial recognition software allowing you to securely complete this all online. Then, get back in touch with the IPAF-approved training centre you made the purchase through to book in for your practical training assessment. To receive your PAL card you will need to pass both the eLearning theory test followed by a minimum half-day of practical training at the IPAF-approved training centre you originally booked through.

What categories are available?

The MEWP Operator course is available for all MEWPS categories (1a, 1b, 3a, 3b) and will take a total of 3 hours to complete, depending on your level of MEWP knowledge and how many breaks you take throughout.

Get in touch with Harrington Safety today

If you’re keen for flexible learning or simply prefer to learn in the comfort of your own home, please get in touch with us to register for the eLearning module. Once registered and the course is booked, you will then be sent an email inviting you to begin.

Owing to the COVID-19 crisis, you now have up to 90 days (usually 45 days) from the date of your pre-theory eLearning test to attend our training centre to undertake the supervised theory and practical assessment modules. This extended timeframe is at the discretion of IPAF and will be continually monitored by IPAF in line with latest developments. If you are unable to complete within 45 days of the pre-theory eLearning, we advise you to contact us or your training provider in plenty of time to confirm when the training needs to be completed by.

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We started using Harrington Safety in 2021, the staff are very helpful and professional and go above and beyond to help with last minute requests.

The feedback from our operational team is that training is professional and informative.


Very well structured, managed and informative course provided by both professional and personable staff. The theory and practical tuition that I received put me in good stead to go straight in and operate a 10 ton cherry picker safely and with confidence, both essential factors when using such equipment. I would recommend Harrington Safety Ltd to anyone needing not just to get qualified, but to also feel comfortable operating MEWP systems for their trade.


Ryan was really good instructor, he made sure we understood the theory part of the course and gave us enough time to practice with the machines, so we felt confident before move on to the test. Excellent training!!


Phenomenal training, Ryan’s ability to teach and ensure I fully understood each module in both theory and practical before moving on has left me confident in transferring these skills to the work place.


To start with, this course was outstanding. I've been on a lot of training courses over the years and some are good and some are boring and you can't wait to leave. This course was engaging, the instructor included all students. There was no useless information everything was current and valid no fluff or fillers if you like. The practical was straight to the point and spot on. All in all a good experience and brilliantly put together training course. Top instructors and staff. Highly recommended training facility.


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Harrington safety will be my number one go to for any courses I need to do. I completed my IPAF 3A and 3B and passed 1st time. They let you do the eLearning at home that helps me because of my current position at work. Thank you Paul for a smooth and clear instruction of both the boom and scissor vehicles and Charlie for getting onto IPAF to get my online card quicker, will definitely recommend.


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The booking process was easy, their responses to any questions was nothing short of instant and their follow up was there!

Thank you Harrington, and I will definitely use you again and advise others to do so.


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Great teacher, would recommend his courses and will come back to him in future.

Paul was a very good teacher. Easy to understand and helped me when needed. I felt comfortable in his classroom and confident to ask questions. When friends ask, I will recommend.

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When arriving, I was nervous and unsure of my abilities. The trainer made me feel at ease as soon as I came in. If I needed to ask questions I did, and they were answered clearly and in a way I understood. The practical work was challenging but my trainer guided me through and made it as interesting as possible. Will definitely be recommending this company.


The training was perfectly delivered. I will be quite happy to take my training here again


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