Delivering Scotland’s premier IPAF, PASMA and workplace training courses

When you enroll on an Active Access Training course, you can be sure that you and your staff will be trained to a high level of competence. Professional, highly qualified instructors supervise all training courses and guarantee a successful and unique learning experience.

We offer nationally recognised accredited training qualifications such as IPAF, PASMA, First Aid and Health & Safety or alternatively you can discuss your individual needs in more detail and develop a bespoke course tailored to your exact requirements.

Active Access training courses are delivered from our new and purpose-built Training Centre, with the practical elements of some of our courses taking place outdoors in a safe and segregated training area.  If the weather or visibility is poor, our training will move indoors to continue in a safe manner for our learners.

Get trained at our premises or at yours

While most of our Training takes place at our new site in Bellshill which is conveniently located in central Scotland, our instructors are available to locations throughout.

Why choose Active Access Training?

  • We will price-match your best training quote
  • Quantity Discounts
  • Excellent Pass Rate
  • Training at our Training Centre or at your workplace
  • Prices include lunch
  • Courses running every week day with weekend training on request
  • Last minute bookings available


Training in the use of work equipment is required by most health and safety legislation and work at height regulations.  The IPAF training programme for platform operators was developed by leading industry professionals and is certified by T&V as conforming to the international standard ISO 18878:2004 Mobile Elevating Work Platforms Operator (driver) training.  More than 70,000 operators are trained each year and each successful trainee receive a PAL Card (Powered Access Licence), a safety guide, a log book and a certificate.

IPAF itself does not provide training. Training is provided by approved training centres, mostly manufacturer and rental members of IPAF. Active Access is an approved training centre and are regularly audited by IPAF.

Our class sizes are kept small to ensure quality. Courses generally last one day and are a mixture of theory and practice, with written and practical tests.


Active Access is an authorised member of PASMA and will offer help and advice in choosing the correct training course. We use the latest training methods and keep up to date with changes in legislation. For example, the new method of assembly such as the advanced guard rail system is fully explained in all Scaffold Tower training courses.