UK Professional Development Seminar (PDS)

Holiday Inn Birmingham M6 Jct7, Great Barr, West Midlands, B43 7BG, UK
17 September, 08:30 registration, 09:00 start

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

If you are an IPAF-certified instructor, don’t miss this informative and educational event. You will hear about all the latest developments that affect you, have the opportunity to network with other instructors, as well as gain CPD points to maintain your IPAF instructor status.

Featuring speakers from health and safety experts and equipment manufacturers. 

Registration opens at 08:30, the seminar starts at 09:00.


08:30 - 09:00 Registration and coffee  
09:00 - 09:10 Welcome Giles Councell, Director of Operations, IPAF
09:10 - 09:30 Introduction to the day Paul Roddis, Training Manager, IPAF
Stephanie Nolan-Byrne, Audit & Quality Control Manager, IPAF
09:30 - 12:20 Break-out team activities Some activities will be outside so suitable clothing will be required.
Coffee available from 11:00.
12:20 - 13:00 Accident Statistics Claude Dube, UK Technical & Safety Manager, IPAF
13:00 - 14:00 Lunch  
14:00 - 14:30 IPAF Updates Giles Councell, Director of Operations, IPAF
14:30 - 15:00 Investigating Accidents with MEWPs Jo-Anne Michael, HM Inspector – Construction Sector Safety Team, HSE
15:00 - 15:15 Coffee break  
15:15 - 15:45 Powered Access – A Personal View Richard Lofts, QHSE Manager, Nationwide Platforms
15:45 - 16:15 Discuss and feedback from the break-out team activities  
16:15 - 16:30 Closing address Giles Councell, Director of Operations, IPAF

Cost and Booking

The UK PDS costs £85 per person and includes refreshments and a buffet lunch. Prices are exclusive of tax and UK VAT of 20% will be added. Payment is required to confirm registration, payment methods are credit card, invoice or PayPal.

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PDS Venue

Holiday Inn Birmingham M6 Jct7
Great Barr, West Midlands, B43 7BG, UK

There is a special B&B rate of £100 for those wishing to stay at the hotel ahead of the event; those booking with the Holiday Inn should quote IP2, available until six weeks prior to the PDS.

Tel: 01604 931504
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