The International Powered Access Federation (IPAF
) was formed in 1983 to represent the whole of the industry, from manufacturing, distribution and rental trades to associate businesses and users of all forms of powered access equipment. We are the most influential body of our kind, and have members from over 20 countries worldwide.
Over the years, IPAF has been responsible for many of the safety initiatives, which govern operation, and we have been key players in the formation of the relevant European legislation. Today IPAF operates through a number of committees covering Hirers (Powered Access Interest Group : IPAF/CPA), Manufacturers (Manufacturers' Technical Committee), Mast Climbing and Training. These committees are made up of elected members and are shaping the policy, rules and regulations, which affect your working practices.
Our activities are delegated to four specialist Sub-Committees, which meet regularly in convenient locations where Members with particular interests in each Committee's work, attend and participate. All Committees report back to regular meetings of the Federation Council where action, as appropriate, is approved and implemented.
WHY JOIN IPAF
There are seven main reasons why people join IPAF.
Immediate access to a wealth of valuable , practical information.
Getting the news and views of the industry first hand - through free copies of both the IPAF newsletter, Access International magazine and the IPAF website.
The ability to network efficiently throughout the industry, especially with customers, competitors and suppliers and to do so time and again throughout the year.
To add their weight and authority to strenghthen IPAF's effectiveness in lobbying on behalf of the industry as a whole. To play a part in shaping the ever-increasing legislation and regulation that affects the powered access industry - and so ensure that it is workable.
To use the IPAF Advisory Service on all aspects of powered access. Advice which can reduce downtime and increase profits - something which could recoup your membership fee many times over.
To take advantage of the numerous marketing and promotional oppurtunities which come from IPAF's expansion of the number of powered access users world-wide.
Last but certainly not least, the productivity and business development benefits which come from operator training to the highest standards.
All members receive the bi-monthly magazine Access International absolutely free, and enjoy preferential rates in what is accepted as the industry's leading magazine. Members also enjoy concessionary rates for IPAF specialist publications.