Do you need an ipaf certificate to hire cherry picker?

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  1. Jake

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    As above ^

    I need one in two weeks time, and the local tool hire place says you need a certificate - £180 to do the course!

    I could of sworn you didn't need one? I thought it was jusg advisable?

    Anyone know the laws?
     
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    It's also advisable to get the hire firm to do a site survey so they can advise the most suitable bit of kit for the job.
     
  4. Jake

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    from what I've read you don't need ipaf?

    It's so confusing...
     
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    You can't hire a picker without one
     
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    Fair enough, doesn't seem very clear when looking around...
     
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    I hire a 20m self drive on a flat bed nissan truck about 4 times a year, from a nationa hire company. Never had ipaf in my life, never been asked for it.
     
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    Who do you hire from?

    I thought that was the case, but my local access hire place won't do them without an ipaf now, so annoying!
     
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    Well its truck mounted so technically not a self propelled boom. So no ipaf needed. Plus you can move it between sites and jobs your self with no delivery charges! Loxam access or facelift access
     
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