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 organisations 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 MEWP 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.

Free Meeting Room Facilities – Limited Offer – Expires 9 June 2018

CSG Talent, a global recruitment company, is currently offering meeting room facilities to IPAF members, free of charge. Meeting room facilities are available in London, Leeds, Dubai, Sydney and Singapore. Please see attached for further details.

To book, please contact William Dobson at CSG: +44 (0)113 239 5515, quoting your IPAF membership number. (Contact IPAF if you don’t know your membership number.) Please allow five working days’ notice for UK bookings and for all other locations, allow two weeks’ notice.

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 Convention, TABS, 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


Equipment rentals insurance from JCB

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
Skype:            marc.insphire
inspHire, Inc., 9595 Six Pines Drive, Suite 8210, The Woodlands, TX 77380

Online continuing professional development (CPD) system

All IPAF members can now get now get a discount on Leap Like a Salmon's online continuing professional development (CPD) system. Their online system supports all learning development effectively as it enables the participants and the organisation to be responsible for their own learning and monitor progress. Only available in English.

Business-related training

Tax refunds

PAL Card holders and IPAF-approved training centres in the UK can benefit from the service from Rift, which specialises in claiming tax refunds for construction workers, including PAL Card holders.

See what Rift has to offer.


Courier and delivery

IPAF members in the UK can now tie in to the introductory 50% discount rate offered to IPAF by courier company TNT UK Limited.


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 news stand price. Subscribe here or call +44 (0)870 830 4959 and quote reference CPCR.

Technical specifications

IPAF member rental companies can make use of a service from Verhuurnet that allows them to present the technical specifications of their fleet in a standardised format for easy comparison, with their company logo and branding.

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

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


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