The International Powered Access Federation (IPAF) promotes the safe and effective use of
powered access equipment worldwide. Set up in 1983, IPAF is a non-profit members' organisation that
represents the interests of manufactures, distributors, rental and training companies. It serves as a forum for all active members in
the world of powered access. IPAF has played a key role in promoting many design, safety and testing procedures that are now established
in the powered access industry.
The IPAF training programme for platform operators was developed by leading industry professionals. It is certified by TÜV as conforming to the international standard ISO 18878 Mobile elevating work platforms – Operator (driver) training. More than 150,000 operators are trained each year through a worldwide network of training centres.
Successful trainees receive a PAL Card (Powered Access Licence),
a safety guide, a log book and a certificate. The PAL Card is valid for 5 years and shows the machine
categories that the operator has been trained in. It also features the holder's photo and signature,
and can be verified by calling IPAF or online at IPAF's Verify PAL Card check.
Learn more at the IPAF website.
This course provides trainees with the knowledge, skills and attitude to enable them to operate MEWPs (Mobile Elevated Working Platforms) in a competent and safe manner. The course can also include IPAF Harness Training if required.
This MEWP 1b,3a and 3b IPAF Operator training course is designed for anyone who operates different types of MEWPs whether they are Mobile Scissor Lifts, Mobile Boom Lifts or Vehicle Mounted Boom Lifts.
Our IPAF Harness Training course covers the safe use and inspection of safety harnesses. This one day course gives candidates a working knowledge of the relevant regulations, how to assess the risks and select the correct personal fall protection equipment for safe working.
Our Harness course is tailored to those who are required to work with safety harnesses and lanyards, enabling the confident use, maintenance and inspection of their personal harness, in line with Health and Safety and Working at Height regulations.