Who are IPAF?October 23, 2018
The International Powered Access Federation, or IPAF for short, is a not for profit organisation concerned with the safe use of powered access equipment when working at height. Founded in 1983 it’s owned entirely by its members, of which there are over 1,300 in 60 countries.
As well as improving industry safety standards through their training programmes, IPAF provides technical advice, information, and support to its members. It also works to influence industry legislation and standards.
Why become an IPAF member?
IPAF membership is open to all those involved with powered access equipment, whether manufacturer, distributor, rental company, training provider, contractor or end user – see their membership options here.
As a member, you’ll have access to a wide range of services including access to IPAF experts and a technical hotline, entry into a members only area filled with useful information and sponsorship opportunities, to name just a few. Additionally, you’ll have access to British Standards online, a subscription to the IPAF magazine, Access International, and reduced rates for various industry related services and subscriptions.
The importance of IPAF training
Working at height is risky business and one of the main contributors to injuries and deaths at work. The Work at Height Regulations 2005 state you, as an employer, are responsible for ensuring the safety of all your workers. A substantial part of which involves making sure you use only competent people to plan, supervise and carry out work at height, i.e. those with appropriate certifications. And, as the leading provider of high-quality training programmes, IPAF certifications are the ones to look for.
IPAF don’t run training courses themselves though; you need to look for an IPAF approved training centre, like us. IPAF audit training centres regularly, so you can be sure that the training you or your employees receive is of a high standard.
On completion of a course, participants receive a log book, certificate, safety guide and Powered Access Licence (PAL) card. The PAL card is proof of training, and the ideal way of ensuring any workers you hire have received the safest training possible. You can verify a worker’s certifications easily on the IPAF website.
Warren Access and IPAF
At Warren Access we are customer-focused and safety-conscious. We offer a variety of IPAF approved work at height training courses, available at your premises countrywide or in one of our state-of-the-art training centres, located in Huntingdon and Newcastle.
Conduct your IPAF training with us and rest assured that you’re not only meeting your health and safety responsibilities as an employer but also that your employees have the knowledge and skills to work at height safely. Furthermore, as a Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) Approved Training Organisation (ATO), you’ll be able to save money and make use of your CITB training grants – more information available on our website.
View or book our IPAF training courses using the links below: