New multilingual guidance aims to boost safety and standards in the powered access equipment rental industry.
The global organisation promoting the safe use of powered access equipment has taken another step forward in the internationalization of its guidance for equipment rental companies and users of powered access equipment.
The International Powered Access Federation (IPAF) launched the IPAF Rental Standard at its Asia Conference in Thailand in August and has now published versions in English, Spanish, French, German, Dutch, Italian, Chinese to serve the global rental market.
The IPAF Rental Standard was created to share recognised industry good practices and help rental companies comply with safety requirements and important legislation, and to assist them in consistently delivering excellent customer service. It also enables contractors and end users to better understand what a good rental experience should look like and enables them to standardize the supply of powered access equipment.
Written by a group of respected industry experts, the standard comprises a set of guidelines for equipment rental companies, as well as contractors and end users of powered access equipment.
IPAF Rental+ Scheme Manager Martin Wraith said: “We’re delighted to have made the IPAF Rental Standard more accessible for equipment rental companies and their customers around the world.
“By adopting this voluntary standard, rental companies, contractors, and end users of powered access equipment can increase safety, reduce incidents, and avoid lost working time.
“Voluntary compliance with the IPAF Rental Standard forms a stepping stone to IPAF Rental+ certification, which offers rental members independently verified assurance of compliance to the standard.”
Members of IPAF Rental+ are audited annually to ensure they comply with the requirements of the IPAF Rental Standard and promote continuous improvement.
IPAF Chief Executive and Managing Director Peter Douglas said: “IPAF Rental+ is a badge of professionalism across the powered access industry.
“All of our UK hire company members have been mandated to achieve IPAF Rental+ certification since 2017, and our Irish Council recently introduced the same requirement for the island of Ireland.
“It is fantastic to see adoption of the Rental Standard gaining momentum, and this new multilingual resource gives the project a further boost.”
More information is available at https://www.ipaf.org/node/9227/.