IPAF continues to comply with ISO 18878 Mobile elevating work platforms – Operator (driver) training. IPAF fulfilled all requirements of the standard and no non-conformities were found. The audit was performed by TÜV in early August at the IPAF head office in the UK.
The audit report highlighted positive aspects such as IPAF’s continued development of the training programme, operations manual and instructors through involvement and feedback with technical committees, manufacturers, associations and members; IPAF’s very clear communication system with them; its strong surveillance system; clear customer focus with full compliance to applicable regulations; and team approach to improvements involving training centres and customers.
A separate audit performed by ISOQAR in mid-August confirmed that IPAF also continues to comply with ISO 9001 Quality management systems. No non-conformities were found.
The scope of this audit covered the provision of support, assistance and general guidance to IPAF members and the powered access industry as a whole, and the management and administration of the IPAF training programmes for mobile elevating work platforms and mast climbing work platforms.
“IPAF’s system continues to be very well upheld and monitored and effectively run,” noted lead auditor David Willcocks in the audit report.