IPAF PAL+ (PAL Plus) Advanced Operator Training Course
What is PAL+?
PAL+ is an optional, additional one day of category-specific training aimed at operators working in higher risk or challenging environments.
The UK Contractors Group (UKCG) have mandated that relevant operators must hold the PAL+ qualification from 31 October 2013 to continue working on their sites. This applies to net riggers, steel erectors and associated trades
What is in the PAL+ syllabus?
PAL+ includes a short, compact theory session and focuses on practical training. For example, one practical exercise focuses on work in confined overhead spaces; another practical exercise involves driving the machine on challenging terrain. Candidates have to complete a theory test, a practical test and an individual interview.
What qualification does the course lead to?
Upon successful completion of the theory test, practical test and interview, operators will have the relevant categories added to their PAL card. PAL+, like the PAL operator qualification, is valid for five years and must be renewed after that.
Who should take the PAL+ course?
The course is aimed at trained operators who work in higher risk or challenging environments, e.g. steelwork, work in confined overhead spaces and work on challenging terrain. PAL+ training is open to operators who hold an existing PAL Card qualification in the relevant category.