IPAF UK Professional Development Seminar (PDS)

Online, Zoom
7 December 2022, 18:30 - 19:45

The Professional Development Seminar (PDS) is aimed at IPAF-certified instructors to enable them to stay updated with UK legislation and training, but is also open to all IPAF members.

This webinar will be broadcast via Zoom. You will be able to claim 4 CPD points for attending the webinar and completing your feedback.


If you have any questions on this PDS, please contact training@ipaf.org.


18:30 - 18:35 Welcome
Giles Councell – IPAF Director of Operations
18:35 – 18:40  Sponsor Video
18.40 – 19:00 Righting the Iceberg
Brian Parker – IPAF Head of Safety & Technical 
19:00 – 19:05 Sponsor Video
19:05 – 19:15 IPAF Demonstrator Training Course
Tony Warren – IPAF Training committee Chairman and Training Manager at Sunbelt Rentals
19:15 – 19:20 Sponsor Video
19:20 – 19:30 IPAF Harness Training Course
Steve Booker - IPAF Training Committee Vice Chairman and Managing Director/CEO of Kentec Training Ltd
19:30 – 19:35 Sponsor Video
19.35 – 19.55 IPAF Updates
Paul Roddis – IPAF Training Manager
19.55 – 20.00 Questions



Giles Councell Giles Councell
Director of Operations, IPAF
Giles is directly responsible for the management, administration and implementation of IPAF’s training programmes. He is a certified IPAF instructor for mobile elevating work platforms (MEWPs) and a British Standards Institute (BSI) accredited ISO 9001 lead auditor. Giles holds an honours degree in business management. Prior to joining IPAF, he spent eight years in the construction industry and two years in the construction recruitment sector.
Paul Roddis Paul Roddis 
Training Manager, IPAF 
Paul has been in the industry for over 20 years and in training for over 10 of those. He is responsible for the creation and delivery of all IPAF training courses worldwide. Prior to joining IPAF Paul was a Senior IPAF Instructor, Lead PASMA Instructor, Lead Ladder Association Instructor, Confined Space Instructor and Assessor, and a CITB Site Management Instructor. He is committed to keeping people safe by creating world class training for Powered Access.
Steve Booker Steve Booker
Group Managing Director, KENTEC Training  
Steve has decades of experience within the powered access industry and over the past 20 years has presented at various seminars and webinars about work at height, behavioural safety, and general health and safety issues within the industry. 

He is a long-standing IPAF PAL+ Instructor and is involved widely with safe work at height in the broader sense; his other current roles include; Vice Chair of IPAF’s Training Committee, Chair of the Ladder Association’s Training Committee, Chair of PASMA’s Training Committee, and Vice Chair of the PASMA Council and Executive Council.
Tony Warren Tony Warren
Sunbelt Rentals Limited, Training Manager - UK - Training
Brian Parker Brian Parker
Head of Safety & Technical, IPAF
Brian Parker has worked in the powered access industry for over 25 years, formerly working for IPAF Member AFI-Uplift. Previous to that he served in the UK Forces - Royal Engineers for 8 years.




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