IPAF Introduces Powered Access eLearning Module | Daily Construction News

IPAF has successfully tested an eLearning module as part of its established AWPT training program. The eLearning module has been developed and tested with NES Rentals, which has now trained many of its 1,040 staff to receive a PAL Card.

 

“eLearning opens up alternative methods of delivering education and takes the AWPT training program to a new level,” said IPAF President Wayne Lawson. “It provides a new way for training centers to reach greater numbers, but does not replace practical training. It enriches the learning process and allows us to bring the safe and effective use of AWPs to a wider public.”

 

According to Tony Groat, AWPT executive vice president, IPAF's trainees using the eLearning module can complete the traditional classroom part of the AWPT course online at their own pace. "They use the same material as in a classroom session and learn the same skills,” he added.

 

Trainees who complete the online session must still pass a supervised theory test at an AWPT-approved training center and must successfully complete a half-day of practical training and testing before being issued a PAL Card, which proves the trainee has successfully completed AWPT operator training.

 

NES Rentals is taking bookings from members of the public to take the eLearning module this month, which will be followed by a half-day practical evaluation session available on the afternoon of March 25, 2013 and on the morning of March 27, 2013 in Miami, Fla. This is in the same vicinity where the IPAF Summit is being held on March 26. Places are limited and must be booked at www.ipaf.org/eLearning or www.awpt.org/eLearning.