Rapid Platforms

Training courses

Fully accredited IPAF and PASMA training centre.

Rapid Platforms offers MEWP / cherry picker training as an accredited IPAF training centre; cherry picker training on all categories of access platform at Operator, Demonstrator and Instructor levels. PASMA training courses cover the use of mobile scaffold tower equipment.

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PASMA Training Courses

If you are looking for mobile access tower training you have come to the right place.

We are an accredited PASMA (Pre-fabricated Access Suppliers and Manufacturers Association) training centre offering all standard PASMA courses at User & Manager level.

PASMA is the recognised training body for the use of Mobile Aluminium Scaffold Towers and PASMA Tower Equipment. Successful Candidates receive a PASMA Card and PASMA Certificate as proof of training for the course completed.

For more information about PASMA please visit the PASMA Website.

IPAF Training Courses

Rapid Platforms is an accredited training centre for the International Powered Access Federation (IPAF) which is a non-profit organisation who promote the safe and effective use of powered access worldwide. 

We offer a variety of working at height training courses for every type of Mobile Elevating Work Platform (MEWP); Operator, Demonstrator and Instructor level IPAF courses on every IPAF category.

On successful completion of your selected course you will receive your Powered Access Licence (PAL) Card and Log Book, which is valid for 5 years and shows the type of equipment you are trained to operate. For more information on PAL cards visit the IPAF PAL Card Webpage

Browse the IPAF Categories in this catagory and get a PAL Card to operate the access equipment you require.

Asbestos Awareness

At the end of this course delegates will have a clear understanding of the health and safety affects of asbestos, and the practical steps they can take to ensure they are either not exposed to it or how to minimise any exposure.


New Roads and Street Works Training

New Roads & Street Works (NRSWA) training we offer is in line with The New Roads and Street Works Act 1991, which places a duty on any person or organisation undertaking work involving the installation, renewal, maintenance or inspection of underground apparatus in any street or road to ensure that work is under the control of competent persons.

Confined Spaces

Operative training for any individuals who enter confined spaces such as manholes, shafts, chambers or those who assist with confined space operations.


First Aid

Emergency First Aid At Work is designed to ensure delegates have a full understanding of the basic principles to be carried out in the event of an emergency in the workplace.

Abrasive Wheels

To provide delegates with a thorough understanding of and/or the hazards associated with the use of abrasive wheels and to comply with the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations (PUWER) in the safe mounting of abrasive wheels and discs on portable machinery.

Manual Handling

A course designed to minimise the risk of injury to individuals and others by increasing awareness of potential manual handling hazards in the workplace.

IOSH Training

The IOSH courses are designed for those required to safely & effectively manage in compliance with organisation policies and provide best practice in health & safety. Highly successful and practical, IOSH courses are delivered to an average of 60,000 people every year.

NEBOSH Training

NEBOSH is a globally recognised qualification that is held by more than 100,000 people in the UK and world-wide.


CITB Site Safety Plus

The Site Safety Plus Scheme provides the building, civil engineering and related industries with a range of courses for people seeking to develop skills in this area.