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IPAF PAL Plus Virtual Reality (VR)

IPAF PAL Plus Virtual Reality (VR)

The IPAF PAL+ VR (IPAF PAL Plus VR) is an additional one day category-specific course aimed at trained IPAF operators who work in high risk or challenging environments. It makes use of virtual reality (VR) technology via a virtual reality simulator to deliver the course.

Why a Virtual Reality (VR) Simulator?

A virtual reality simulator allows someone to experience both visual and audio input, in order to re-create a real setting or event. The IPAF PAL+ VR course simulates the real world and essentially takes the person out of the risky area to allow for training, testing and evaluation in a safe environment.

To attend this course delegates must hold a valid IPAF Operators PAL Card.


Course Details

Course Overview
Number of Delegates: Maximum 4

Duration: 1 Day

Overview:

The course is aimed at trained IPAF operators who work in higher risk or challenging environments, e.g. steelwork, work in confined overhead spaces, and work on challenging terrain. The IPAF PAL+ VR training is open to operators who hold an existing PAL Card qualification in the relevant category.

The IPAF PAL+ VR course is a simulator training only course, no training will take place on actual MEWPs, and the categories which can be covered are IPAF 3a+ and 3b+.

Who should Attend

Trained operators who work in higher risk or challenging conditions, e.g. steelwork, work in confined overhead spaces, and work on challenging terrain. The IPAF PAL+ VR training is open to operators who hold an existing PAL Card qualification in the relevant category.

The categories which can be covered are IPAF 3a+ and 3b+.

The PAL+ VR course is not suitable for people who wear a pacemaker or people who suffer motion sickness.

Course Content
  • Compact theory session with end of theory test
  • Pre use inspections
  • Emphasis on practical training using an IPAF VR (virtual reality simulator
  • Categories:
    • Mobile Vertical (3a+)
    • Mobile Boom (3b+)
  • Challenging practical exercises
  • Written and practical tests
  • The practical tests are conducted on the virtual reality simulator
  • Individual interviews

By the end of the course, the delegate will have:

  • Successfully demonstrated his/her ability to operate powered access equipment safely and effectively in challenging work environments.
Final qualification

On successful completion the delegates will receive a PAL+ card, like the PAL Operator qualification, which is valid for 5 years.

Additional Information

The IPAF PAL+ VR (Virtual Reality) is an optional one day of category specific-training aimed at operators working in higher risk or challenging environments. The IPAF PAL+ VR course is available on 3a+ and 3b+ and it simulates the real world and essentially takes the person out of the risky area to train, test and evaluate them.

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