Major contractors will implement the extra training from January so workers hold an IPAF PAL+ qualification.
PAL+ training takes one day and is designed for experienced workers in higher risk or challenging environments.
Mark Atkinson from Clugston said: “UKCG members will encourage their supply chains to adopt the PAL+ training for key trades such as steel erectors and net riggers, and on a risk basis for specific projects, from January next year.
“PAL+ is a positive development. Candidates will need to be experienced operators and they will have over five hours of practical assessment on MEWPs.”
IPAF developed the PAL+ training course in response to demand for training that better prepares MEWP operators for work in higher risk or challenging environments.
PAL+ focuses on practical training and includes a short, compact theory session.
PAL+ training is open to operators who hold an existing PAL Card (Powered Access Licence) qualification in the relevant category.