IPAF Categories

The IPAF training categories, with abbreviations and brief explanations, are:

Static Vertical (1a): Vertical personnel platforms (static)

Static Boom (1b): Self-propelled booms (outriggers), trailers/push-arounds, vehicle-mounted platforms

Mobile Vertical (3a): Scissor lifts, vertical personnel platforms (mobile)

Mobile Boom (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 (LOAD)
• AWPs for Managers (MM) – International Powered Access Federation (IPAF)