The International Powered Access Federation (IPAF) promotes the safe and effective use of powered access equipment worldwide in the widest sense -- through providing technical advice and information, through influencing and interpreting legislation and standards, through its safety initiatives and training programs. It is a not-for-profit organization owned by its members who include manufacturers, rental companies, contractors and users.
This move aims to improve site safety as Smart PAL Cards may be used to ensure that only trained operators can use mobile elevating work platforms (MEWPs) and mast climbing work platforms (MCWPs) on site.
The document reiterates that equipment owners should fulfill their legal obligations and ensure that MEWPs are maintained in good repair and safe working order by implementing regular inspection and maintenance programs
The IPAF Manufacturers' Technical Committee has elected Phillip Godding, Senior Product Safety and Reliability Engineer, JLG, as chairman, and Ian McGregor, Product Safety Manager, Skyjack, as vice-chairman.
Trainees who complete the online session must still pass a supervised theory test at an IPAF-approved training center and must successfully complete a half-day of practical training and testing before being issued a PAL Card (Powered Access...
Staff at IPAF’s Chicago office will be working to increase membership in the United States, as well as promoting the outstanding education and training opportunities managed by IPAF throughout the world.
His goals: specialist training for the vehicle-mounted sector, online training programs, and the creation of more IPAF country councils to enable regional forums for discussion and a local focus on issues important to those regions.