For operators

Our boom lift training course will instruct you on how to correctly, safely and efficiently operate a boom lift. This involves more than merely operating the machine. You will learn how to assess high-risk situations as well as what (additional) measures you can take to guarantee your own safety as well as the safety of your environment.

For whom?

The course is suitable for both experienced and less experienced operators. You can follow the training for different types of boom lifts. We will always use the machine you will be using in practice.

The training day

The training takes one day. In the morning, we focus on the theory and in the afternoon you will operate the boom lift yourself. Both parts are tested in an exam.

Course content

  • Occupational health and safety legislation and legal provisions
  • Driving, positioning and risk assessment
  • Environmental and soil conditions
  • Inspections before starting operation
  • Wind and weather conditions
  • Personal protection means
  • Dangerous situations

Recognized certificate

After you have successfully completed the theoretical and practical exam of the training, you will receive an IPAF boom lift certificate: the PAL Card. This certificate – in the form of an ID card – is the international standard for safe operation of boom lifts. This pass is valid for five years.


The International Powered Access Federation (IPAF) is a global organization that focuses on the safe and effective use of boom lifts. With the completion of the boom lift course at Doornbos, you will meet the standards of the IPAF, which are internationally recognized as proof that you are able to safely and professionally operate a boom lift.


Are you working in the petrochemical industry or another high-risk environment, such as measuring gas or locating asbestos? In that case you can complete your training at Doornbos with an exam in accordance with the guidelines of the SSVV training guide (SOG). SSVV is short for Stichting Samenwerken Voor Veiligheid (Foundation for Safety Collaboration). With some activities, having a SSVV certificate is a requirement.

Training dates

Training dates can be determined in consultation.