After passing 2,000,000 issued PAL cards worldwide in 2020, IPAF (International Powered Access Federation) has launched a new digital app that IPAF believe will be a “game-changer” for safety and efficiency. The ePAL app will feature a digital PAL card, operator logbook, and safety guides. So it will also help easily verify an operators credentials, as well as helping users track and share their equipment time digitally.
Horizon Platforms have trained thousands of PAL cardholders, providing the full range of IPAF qualifications over many years. Speaking to Horizon’s Training Business Manager, Ben Hughes, this is what he had to say about the new innovations.
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New whitepaper explores safety tips and strategies for scissor lift and forklift truck use in racking and mezzanine installs
Horizon Platforms are pleased to announce the launch of a new whitepaper aimed at racking, storage and warehousing professionals. The whitepaper contains essential best practice for the installation of racking. Particularly in reference to the selection, safe usage and management of scissor lift MEWPs and forklift trucks.
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Here at Horizon Platforms, IPAF courses are delivered at our approved centres with training available for operators, demonstrators, instructors and managers. Each of these programmes has been designed by the International Powered Access Federation (IPAF), to provide MEWP training in accordance with the Work at Height Regulations 2005 (WAHR). As a result, these courses are internationally recognised and considered the gold standard of powered access vehicle training.
Read more “IPAF Training FAQs: 5 Questions You Always Wanted to Ask”
Working at height can pose many dangers but when used correctly and competently, a MEWP can be a convenient and cost effective way to safely lift workers, allowing them to complete jobs at height from the confines of the elevated platform.
Read more “10 Crucial Health & Safety Tips When Working With Access Platforms”
IPAF training includes a range of internationally recognised courses that have been developed and approved by the International Powered Access Federation (IPAF). These programmes provide the technical, theoretical and practical elements required to safely operate access platforms and have been designed utilising the expertise of industry professionals. Their training benefits all types of workers including sole traders, managers and employers.
Read more “What Is IPAF Training & Why Is It Important?”