Launching 1 June - THE PAL CARD ON A PHONE!
Get ready for the digitisation of PAL Cards via the new ePAL app
What is ePAL?
IPAF’s ePAL app is your new digital wallet to store and share your IPAF powered access licences and qualifications, including the PAL Card for mobile elevating work platform (MEWP), mast climbing work platform (MCWP) and hoist operators. Competent Assessed Persons (CAP), MEWPs for Managers, Site Assessment (for MEWP Selection) all can be added. Easily record your operating experience on powered access machines through the digital logbook, giving you an overview of the time spent operating multiple machines. Have the latest powered access safety and best practice tips and advice in your pocket, and get access to your operator safety guide or site safety guide based on your linked licences.
When is it available?
ePAL will be available from 1 June 2021 for all new and existing IPAF licence and qualifications holders in the UK and Ireland. A trial phase is underway with several training centres who will be issuing digital licences and the ePAL app.
Why is it being launched?
IPAF is committed to driving sustainable change in the industry. ePAL replaces the need for paper and plastic documents and licences, conveniently bringing them together in one place. Operators’ qualifications and experience can easily be recorded, stored, and shared.
What are the beneﬁts?
ePAL is highly convenient for operators and their employers – licences, qualiﬁcations and practical experience are easily shared from the operator’s phone giving peace-of-mind in light of safety and security. Digital PAL Cards are also fraud smart and beneﬁt from the extra security provided by a mobile phone’s log-in measures. ePAL provides operators with access to the latest in safety information and best practice to help them be safer in their workplace.
“The introduction of ePAL and digital PAL Cards is another great integration of digital technology welcomed by VINCI Construction UK. As we embrace more digital technologies we become many things; more sustainable; better connected, more engaging and ultimately, eﬃcient.”
Alan Woodage, Health and Safety Manager, Taylor Woodrow