To celebrate the one millionth PAL Card ever issued, IPAF is calling all valid PAL Card holders to enter a draw for some amazing prizes. The PAL Card expires after five years and there are currently more than 500,000 valid PAL Cards worldwide.
Frank Nerenhausen, president of JLG Industries, is the keynote speaker at the IPAF Summit and he will explore emerging technologies and their potential application in the access industry under the title “Gimmicks or the Next Reality."
The International Powered Access Federation (IPAF) will be highlighting its presence at bauma China with a networking reception on Nov. 26, 2014 to mark the opening of the IPAF China office and the launch of IPAF operator training materials in Chinese.
There were 23 fatalities worldwide involving mobile elevating work platforms (MEWPs), also known as aerial work platforms (AWPs), in the first half of 2014, according to findings from IPAF’s accident database.
Cordelia Clarke Julien, director, training and safety programs, Prevention Office, Ontario Ministry of Labor, will speak at the IPAF North American Convention that will be held on Oct. 1-2, 2014 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Europlatform is a one-day conference targeted at managers of rental companies with access fleets. It is organized by the International Powered Access Federation (IPAF) with Access International as exclusive media partner.
This international event is a great opportunity for industry professionals in the US and Canada to participate, have exposure and network with key personnel from manufacturers, dealers, rental companies and users from around the world.
A valid PAL Card is international proof that the cardholder has been trained to operate powered access equipment safely and effectively. PAL Cards can be issued in standard or Smart PAL Card (machine-readable) versions.
Sunstate recently became an IPAF Training Center and had several people from their training department become approved instructors for the AWPT (American Work Platform Training) operator training program.
IPAF exists to promote the safe and effective use of powered access equipment worldwide. That was the objective of its founding members and is its theme at the APEX trade show from 24 to 26 June 2014 in Amsterdam.
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.