IPAF UK Professional Development Seminar (PDS)

Online, via Zoom
17 September 2024, 18:00 - 20:00

The IPAF Professional Development Seminars (PDS) are held annually for IPAF-certified instructors and IPAF Training Centre staff to ensure they remain up-to-date with legislation and IPAF training.

If you are an IPAF-certified instructor or work in an IPAF-approved Training Centre, don’t miss this informative and educational webinar. You will hear about all the latest developments that affect you and have the opportunity to ask questions.


Giles Councell, Director of Operations, IPAFIntroduction
Brian Parker, Head of Safety & Technical, IPAFSafety and Techincal update
Paul Roddis, Training Manager, IPAFThe new MEWP Operator training course
Matt Hutchinson, Project Manager, IPAFDigitalisation update
Richard Whiting, UK Market General Manager, IPAFUK Roadshows
Questions and answers 


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 are unable to attend live, please still register and request the recording after the webinar.



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.
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.
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.
Matt Hutchinson
Project Manager, IPAF

Richard Whiting
UK Market General Manager
Richard is the UK Market General Manager of IPAF with responsibility for the UK Country Council and English speaking commonwealth regions. Prior to joining IPAF 7 years ago, he spent 5 years with Hire Association Europe as Commercial and Operations Manager and 19 years with HSBC Bank.



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