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IPAF Construction Hoist Training

By Autec

Construction Hoist / Industrial Lift / Elevator Training

Autec Training are the fastest growing supplier of IPAF Construction Hoist and Industrial Lift / Elevator training in the UK and beyond.  Our broad spectrum of customers ranges from major high-rise construction sites to UK ports and shipyards to bridges, mines, cement works and off shore oil and gas plants.

Autec Training understand that your most important resource and assets are your employees and that’s why we deliver an unrivalled industry leading IPAF training service.

Construction Hoists / Industrial Lifts / Elevators are used by many different industries to vertically transport passengers and materials to enormous heights and depths in a very short space of time. Using Construction Hoists or Industrial Lifts to transport passengers and goods has proven to be the most cost-effective way possible. Operator training in the use of hoists is essential for passenger safety.

Construction Hoist / Industrial Lift / Elevator Training

Autec Training offer IPAF construction hoist / industrial lift training courses for complete novices and semi experienced operators who have not been formally trained.

 IPAF Experienced operator testing is for delegates that have good regular experience and require no further training. IPAF Novice hoist training is 2 days in duration.

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Course Content

On completion of our IPAF course all delegates will be able to:

  • Describe the nature of this sector of industry and their role and responsibilities as a Construction Hoist / Industrial Lift / Elevator operator.
  • Understand PUWER and LOLER regulations.
  • They will be able to name and explain the purpose of principle hoist and lift components coupled with the basic construction, controls and machine terminology.
  • Confirm competency in line with the manufacturers requirements as per the operator’s handbook and the relevant regulations and legislation.
  • Carry out thorough pre-use checks including stability, alignment and all-round safety before use.
  • Ensure that the relevant hoist-way protection mechanism is in position prior to use.
  • Check that all gates and safety devices function according to specification.
  • Undertake on-going running checks.
  • Check the emergency lowering functions.
  • Explain precautions to be taken for overhead services and other construction site hazards.
  • Load and unload materials following official manual handling requirements.
  • Prepare the hoist / lift for the required load(s) and/or passengers.
  • Operate the plant machinery to the limits of operation both loaded and unloaded.
  • Comply with signals and instructions.
  • Explain the hoist's working limitations.
  • Place the plant equipment in an out-of-service condition, isolate it and secure it.
  • Alimak Hek / GEDA / Raxtar


  • Upon completion of any of our IPAF courses, successful delegates will receive an IPAF certificate and a PAL card that lasts for five years, they will also receive an IPAF safety guide and an IPAF log book relating to the specific IPAF course the delegate has completed.
  • IPAF have recently partnered with CSCS which allows your Pal card to carry the CSCS logo. Depending on the site and the client, this card can be used as entry to site like a CSCS card.

Autec Training Ltd and GTI Hoist Ltd have teamed up to become a ‘One Stop Shop’ for all your Mast Climber (MCWP), Construction Hoist, Industrial Lift and Elevator needs.  In the process we are building a formidable and unrivalled reputation amongst the Rack and Pinion lift industry.

Not just Health and Safety Training, our services now extend to cover the following:

Equipment Sales and Hire of Geda / Alimak Hek / Raxtar

  • Construction Hoists (passenger and goods)
  • Industrial Lifts
  • Elevators
  • Mast Climbers (MCWP)

We also specialise in:

  • Installation
  • Independent LOLER Thorough Examination’s
  • Safety Device Drop Test (with or without test-weights)
  • Tailored Lift Servicing
  • 24 Hr Breakdown Cover
  • Commissioning
  • Genuine Manufacturer and/or Aftermarket Parts
  • Repair
  • Refurbishment
  • Upgrades
  • Removal




Certificates and Qualifications

What will I get?

Once you have successfully completed Autec’s IPAF Hoist Training course, you will be issued with an IPAF certificate and a PAL card

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