The International Powered Access Federation (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 programmes. It is a not-for-profit organisation owned by its members who include manufacturers, rental companies, contractors and users.
If you are new to powered access, this website offers some starting points. See the FAQs. You can refer to a simple industry document to understand what training and familiarisation is necessary. IPAF's technical guidance notes offer practical advice on using harnesses, assessing ground conditions and avoiding trapping. Visit the Film section to learn about the correct use of equipment and view the award-winning "Spot the Mistake" video. If you are looking for training -- the IPAF training programme for platform operators is certified by TÜV as conforming to ISO 18878. Successful trainees are awarded the PAL Card (Powered Access Licence) as proof of training. Find your nearest training centre using the locator.