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IPAF Instructor





This role will be responsible for the familiarisation training and instructor training of operators of AWPs. In addition to this purpose, “off-hire” inspections are also a component of the Operations Specialist’s role.
Training may be applied at Instructor level - issuing licences or familiarisation level – issuing familiarisation certificates

Organisational Structure

  • Reports to Deputy Country Manager

Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Scheduling and delivering training to a required standard e.g. IPAF and Manlift company standard
  • Ensuring appropriate materials and training area are prepared to required standard and available for use during indoor and outdoor training sessions
  • Ensuring machines / vehicles (where used) comply with relevant legislation
  • Ensuring Health & Safety of self and delegates at all times during training
  • Accurate completion of all relevant paperwork by self and delegates e.g. quotations, candidate registration forms, evaluation sheets, invoicing and payments.
  • Act as an ambassador for the company, providing a high standard of customer care and being polite at all time
  • Liaise with IPAF UK with IPAF paperwork/licences for course attendees
  • Plans and executes training sessions for Manlift customers according to Manlift and relevant rules procedures and processes
  • Liaises with customers providing reports on successful or unsuccessful candidates including follow up recommendations
  • Adheres to minimum training requirements as stipulated by Manlift and relevant regulatory organisations
  • Inspects AWPs after off-hire, to determine suitability for rental or repairs
  • Operates and Function tests AWPs providing reports via approved documentation
  • Completes Fall-Arrest and Fall-restraint harness examinations
  • Conducts “walk – around inspections” of AWPs
  • Conducts site surveys to pre-determine AWP model suitability for intended use and application
  • Completes “post training” reporting requirements liaising with hire desk personnel
  • Provides a supportive communication role between customer, Manlift sales representative, hire desk, and technical department
  • Maintains accurate training records as per the third parties requirements and Manlifts requirements
  • Performs regular application specific “Risk Assessments”
  • Maintain high levels of personal appearance, and personal protective equipment as issued
  • Adheres to all company policies, procedures and business ethics codes.
  • Adhere to Corporate Governance and Code of Conduct Policies.
  • Supports and works within the Manlift Way guidelines.

Manlift Core Values

  • Safety
  • Engagement
  • Teamwork
  • Integrity
  • Responsibility

Function Key Competencies

  • Technical Expertise
  • Results Orientation
  • Flexibility
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Attention to Detail
  • Time Management


  • 3 years experience in operating various types of Aerial Work Platforms, Operator licence in IPAF categories 1a, 1b, 3a, 3b & H and First Aid certification
  • Require IPAF Demonstrator, level qualification (other recognised training bodies will be considered). IPAF instructor certification is desirable and advantageous.
  • Good knowledge of English, both written and spoken. Knowledge of Hindi, Urdu or Sri Lankan dialects is a significant advantage.
  • Experience training or delivery of presentations
  • Any type of “train the trainer” qualification is an advantage
  • Drivers licence is essential