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Member Benefits

Membership of IPAF is open to platform users, manufacturers, distributors, rental and training companies. Benefits include:

  • Access to a wealth of valuable, practical information on legal, technical and commercial aspects of platform use.
  • The chance to influence the growing body of legislation and regulations that governs platform use.

IPAF members also profit from a growing portfolio of services:

Lobbying and representation
IPAF lobbies and makes representations to the relevant authorities on issues of concern to its members. It represents its members within organizations such as the American Rental Association (ARA), the European Rental Association (ERA) and the US-based Scaffold & Access Industry Association (SAIA).

Monitoring regulations and developments
IPAF actively participates in several committees: those relating to EN 280, ISO, FEM, ANSI standards committees, the British standards committees BS 8454 and BS 8460. It cooperates with safety bodies worldwide, such as the HSE in Britain, Berufsgenossenschaften in Germany, Suva in Switzerland, OPPBTP in France, and OSHA in the United States.

IPAF experts
IPAF staff bring more than 100 years of experience of working with well-known manufacturers and in the rental industry. That expertise is at members’ disposal.

Technical hotline
IPAF members needing legal advice on matters such as AWP use (on and off the public highway) and accident procedures can call the IPAF hotline or an IPAF country representative.

Access International
IPAF members get a free subscription to Access International, one of the leading magazines for this industry.

IPAF annual publications and events

IPAF Rental Reports

IPAF members have the unique opportunity to obtain research reports on the rental sector to help them plan business strategies.

Hire terms and conditions

The IPAF Terms and Conditions of Hire are available free to members for their exclusive use.


IPAF members get reduced prices for conferences such as Europlatform, the IPAF US ConventionTABS, and many more. Regional meetings also offer more networking opportunities.

Members only area

IPAF members can access the members only area of the website, which holds meeting minutes, presentations and other useful guides.

Business information


Rental management software

The above offer also applies to IPAF members in the US, who can contact:
Marc Tedeschi, Business Development Manager, inspHire, Inc.
Office:            (832)631-6072
Support:         (281)846-3863
Cell:               (832)491-3107
Web:              www.insphirerental.com
Skype:            marc.insphire
inspHire, Inc., 9595 Six Pines Drive, Suite 8210, The Woodlands, TX 77380


IPAF members get preferential rates from the recommended translation agency. For details, contact the IPAF information officer.

Construction News

IPAF members get a 20 percent discount off the UK weekly Construction News, giving them a saving of over £40 off the overseas subscription price. Subscribe here or call +44 (0)870 830 4959 and quote reference CPCR.

Market overview guides

IPAF members enjoy special prices when purchasing guides from Lectura that offer an overview and valuation of all common second-hand mobile construction machines on the European market. Contact infolectura.de

Website design

IPAF members enjoy a 25 percent discount off website design prices from SiteWizard, a multi-award winning company that offers quick, cost-effective web solutions with a money back guarantee. Click here for more details.

Legal consulting service

IPAF members can turn to a legal and technical service offered by Italy-based Lext Consulting. The question-and-answer service exclusively for IPAF members covers straightforward legal and technical matters with regards to safety at work in Italy. Users can expect a reply by e-mail within 48 hours. IPAF members can e-mail their queries, also in English, to serviziolegaleipaf.org


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