With a 96% pass rate and supportive, qualified trainers - we have the skills and knowledge to ensure it is plain sailing when looking to gain your IPAF  Demonstrator Training Course! 

The aim of this IPAF Demonstrator Training Course is to provide candidates with the correct instruction to properly demonstrate the use of mobile elevating work platforms (MEWPs) such as cherry pickers and scissor lifts, as well as to educate MEWP operators on their responsibilities and MEWP limitations. 

This includes pre-use inspections and proper health and safety legislation to ensure safe use of access platforms, including correct PFPE use and emergency procedures.  Following the course, candidates will take an exam to receive their IPAF Demonstrator Licence.



At the end of the course, the trainee will be able to carry out the required tasks involved in the role of demonstrator to familiarise operators with their responsibilities and demonstrate the pre-operational and safe operating procedure and the limitations of MEWPs.

The demonstrator should know:

  • The pre-use checks and daily maintenance to be carried out prior to commencing work
  • The correct and safe method of operating the specific machine
  • The correct emergency procedures, capacities and limitations to enable safe operation
  • Selection and use of fall protection equipment covering as a minimum anchorage point in platforms, harness standards, explanation of fall arrest, lanyard types, use and correct fitting,  rescue procedures, current recommendations [HSE & IPAF H1/05/05]


The IPAF Demonstrator Training Course covers the following:

  • 1-2 days in-person training depending on number of machine categories
  • Introduction
  • MEWP categories
  • PPE (Personal Protective Equipment)
  • Operator revision and theory test PASS or FAIL
  • Responsibilities for familiarisation
  • Demonstrator training - Practical preparation
  • Pre-use and function checks
  • Demonstrator theory and practical test PASS or FAIL


  • Safety Footwear
  • Hard Hat
  • Hi-Vis Vest/T-shirt/Sweatshirt


  • 16+ Years of age
IPAF Demonstrator

IPAF Demonstrator

Providing candidates with the necessary Information and instruction in the familiarisation of mobile elevating work platforms (MEWPS). One day course at an Horizon depot.

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IPAF Demonstrator Course FAQs

What is IPAF?

IPAF, or the International Powered Access Federation, is a non-profit organisation dedicated to promoting the safe and effective use of powered access equipment.

Why should I take an IPAF Demonstrator Course?

An IPAF Demonstrator Course is important training for anyone who will perform hand-over training on MEWPs in any part of their role. It is also a necessary step before taking a MEWP Instructor Course which will allow you to give full IPAF Operator Training

For further information on which access platform courses you need to take, see our access platform training guide

What does an IPAF Demonstrator Course involve?

The IPAF Training Course can take up to two days, depending on the categories of access platforms which need to be covered in the training. The course will cover various aspects of MEWP use and functionality, ensuring proper and safe use of the machines. 

The course is ideal for site supervisors and managers as it’s important that they are able to show others how to properly operate MEWPs. Additionally, those who are demonstrating powered access platforms to customers will also need to have taken this course and secured the correct qualification. 

Where is IPAF Training carried out?

At Horizon Platforms we have a dedicated training centre in Wakefield for IPAF Operator Courses, IPAF Demonstrator Courses and more. However, if you prefer, we will happily send one of our highly qualified instructors to you instead or you can train at one of our partner sites - whichever is most convenient. 

What are the requirements for an IPAF Demonstrator Course?

To be eligible for the IPAF Demonstrator Course you must be 16+ years of age and IPAF Operator certified. To become IPAF Operator certified, you can take our IPAF Operator Course

How long will my IPAF Demonstrator Licence last? 

Your IPAF Demonstrator Licence will last for five years. You will need to renew it by retraining and re-taking the exam in the year prior to expiry. 

Why should I take my IPAF Demonstrator Training Course with Horizon Platforms?

Horizon Platforms’ highly qualified instructors provide clear and detailed IPAF Demonstrator Training, as shown in our impressive 96% pass rate. We keep a clear record of all candidates’ training, meaning that you have clear evidence of accredited training in the instance of any sort of enquiry, protecting both you and your company name. 

If you have any other queries about training with Horizon Platforms, see our training FAQs

IPAF Demonstrator

IPAF Demonstrator

Providing candidates with the necessary Information and instruction in the familiarisation of mobile elevating work platforms (MEWPS). One day course at an Horizon depot.

Book now

Target Group:

Any person(s) who requires the ability to demonstrate/familiarise operators with their responsibilities and to demonstrate pre-operational and safe operating procedures, and the limitations of MEWPs. Duration 1 Day