How an IPAF Ticket can boost your career in construction.

Unlocking Opportunities

Unlocking Opportunities: How an IPAF Ticket can boost your career in the construction industry.

Are you looking to take your career in the construction industry to new heights? If so, unlocking opportunities and gaining a competitive edge is vital. One way to achieve this is by obtaining an IPAF ticket. An IPAF ticket is a recognised certification that demonstrates your competence in operating powered access equipment. Having this ticket not only enhances your skill set but also opens the doors to a wide range of job opportunities. From working on construction sites, to maintenance projects and more, the possibilities are endless. But it’s not just about the ticket itself; it’s about the knowledge and confidence it brings.

Benefits of having an IPAF Ticket

Having an IPAF ticket comes with numerous benefits that can greatly impact your career in the construction industry. Firstly it enhances your credibility and demonstrates to employers that you have the necessary skills to operate powered access equipment safely and efficiently. Many construction companies, both small and large, require their employees to hold an IPAF ticket. Having one allows you the opportunity to apply for jobs and companies that specifically require this ticket, giving you a wider range of opportunities.

How to obtain an IPAF ticket

Obtaining an IPAF ticket is a straightforward process which involves undergoing training and passing an assessment. To start you will need to find an accredited IPAF training centre near you. The training typically covers topics such as safety regulations, equipment operation, and maintenance. Once you have completed the training, you will need to pass a practical and theory exam to showcase you have full understanding of the course. It’s important to note that an IPAF ticket lasts for five years, and you will need to renew this once it expires.

The different types of IPAF categories and their applications

IPAF offers several categories of training and certification to cater to different job roles and equipment types. Each category focuses on specific types of powered access equipment and their applications. Here are the categories listed by :

  • Static Vertical (1a): Vertical personnel platforms (static)
  • Static Boom (1b, 1b+): Self-propelled booms (outriggers), trailers/push-arounds, vehicle-mounted platforms
  • Mobile Vertical (3a, 3a+): Scissor lifts, vertical personnel platforms (mobile)
  • Mobile Boom (3b, 3b+): Self-propelled booms]
  • Push Around Vertical (PAV): Push around verticals
  • Special (SPECIAL): Specialist Machines
  • Mast Climbing Work Platforms (MCWP)
  • Insulated Aerial Devices (IAD)
  • Harness Use and Inspection (H)
  • Loading and Unloading
  • MEWPs for Managers
  • Goods Hoist (GH)
  • Transport Platform (TPH)
  • Passenger Hoist (PH)


Obtaining an IPAF ticket can prove to be a game-changer for your career in the construction industry. The benefits are vast, ranging from increased job opportunities and career advancement to enhanced credibility and confidence. An IPAF ticket opens doors to a wide range of job roles and sectors within the construction industry, allowing you to explore different avenues and expand your skillset. The training process equips you with the knowledge and practical skills needed to operate powered access equipment safely and efficiently. If you have recently completed your IPAF training and are looking for a new role, contact our team now on 01708 973038.