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International Powered Access Federation

The International Powered Access Federation (IPAF) is a not-for-profit organization owned by its members who include manufacturers, rental companies, contractors and users. 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.

New to powered access?

If you are new to powered access, this website offers some starting points. You can refer to a simple industry document to understand what training and familiarization is necessary. IPAF's technical guidance notes offer practical advice on using harnesses and avoiding trapping. Visit the Film section to learn about the correct use of equipment and view the award-winning "Spot the Mistake" video.

IPAF Training

If you are looking for training -- the IPAF training program for platform operators meets or exceeds OSHA requirements and ANSI/CSA standards, and is certified by TÜV as conforming to ISO 18878. Successful trainees are awarded the PAL Card (Powered Access Licensed-Registration) as proof of training. Find your nearest training center using the locator.

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