IPAF Committees

IPAF’s key areas of work are led by specialist committees of volunteers that meet regularly during the year. Committee membership is open to IPAF members in the relevant category, e.g. manufacturer members of IPAF are entitled to take part in the meetings of the Manufacturers’ Technical Committee.

If you wish to join or contact one of the committees, please email info@ipaf.org.

IPAF Training Committee

The IPAF Training Committee is the custodian of IPAF's training programme and meets every three months to review issues related to course content, training material and training centre requirements.

IPAF International Training Advisory Group

The IPAF International Training Advisory Group meets twice yearly to discuss issues facing IPAF training centres and make recommendations to ensure the consistency of IPAF training worldwide.

IPAF Manufacturers’ Technical Committee (MTC)

The IPAF MTC concentrates on all technical and safety matters relating to platform design and manufacture. It monitors and informs on changing legislation and technical standards, and lobbies on matters of relevance to manufacturers.

Vehicle-Mounted Manufacturers, Technical Committee (VMMTC)

The IPAF VMMTC concentrates on static boom (1b) category machines.

The IPAF MTC, including the IPAF VMMTC, is one of the access industry’s leading international groups. All manufacturer members of IPAF are entitled to be involved with the IPAF MTC and it is estimated that members account for in excess of 90% of global MEWP production.

IPAF Rental+ Committee

This committee promotes and regulates the IPAF Rental+ quality mark. IPAF Rental+ is an independent quality mark awarded to member rental companies who have been audited to meet defined standards in customer service, safety, staff training, contract terms and machine inspection.

International Mast Climbing Work Platform (MCWP) Committee

This committee deals with all matters specific to mast climbing work platforms (MCWPs) and focuses on best practice for installation, maintenance, thorough examination and safe use of MCWPs.

Non-IPAF Committees & Groups

IPAF and IPAF staff are involved in a range of other committees and groups, including Strategic Forum - Plant Safety Group: MEWP Safety Group, Build UK committees, ERA committees, FEM committees, BSI, CEN & ISO standards committees, as well as others.