BSD Training are proud to be the only centre in Northern Ireland that can offer IPAF PAL+. This allows us to cater for the highest levels in operator training and licencing from our training centre at Temple near Lisburn. Anyone else advertising that they can carry out PAL+ in Northern Ireland may not be accredited to do so.
What is PAL+?
PAL+ is an optional, additional one day of category-specific training aimed at operators working in higher risk or challenging environments.
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, e.g. Static Vertical (1a+), Static Boom (1b+), Mobile Vertical (3a+) and Mobile Boom (3b+).
For how long is the qualification valid?
PAL+, like the PAL operator qualification, is valid for five years and must be renewed after that. Only those who have been filling out their log books (60 entries over 5 years, 10 of which should be in the final year prior to expiry) will be eligible for a PAL+ renewal test. Those who have not been filling out their log books will have to re-sit the PAL operator course and the PAL+ course again. All renewals must be done before the expiry date.
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, work on challenging terrain. PAL+ training is open to operators who hold an existing PAL Card qualification in the relevant category.
What is the difference between PAL+ and PAL?
The IPAF PAL operator course is certified by TÜV as conforming to the international standard ISO 18878 and meets all requirements for basic operator training. The PAL+ course is intended to be more advanced, challenging and extensive.
For more information or to book a PAL+ course please contact us on 02892639459 or firstname.lastname@example.org