IPAF Issues its Millionth PAL Card

ipaf-pal-cardThe International Powered Access Federation (IPAF) has issued its one millionth PAL Card (Powered Access License or Powered Access Licensed- Registration in North America) under its voluntary, industry-led operator training program which is certified by TÜV as conforming to ISO 18878.

To celebrate the one millionth PAL Card ever issued, IPAF is calling all valid PAL Card holders to enter a drawing for some amazing prizes. The PAL Card expires after five years and there are more than 500,000 valid PAL Cards worldwide.

PAL Cards are issued to people who have been trained to operate powered access equipment safely and effectively. They can be issued in standard or Smart PAL Card (machine-readable) versions. From January 2015, all cards issued will be Smart PAL Cards.

“The secret of the PAL Card’s success is the guarantee that the training and testing is delivered to consistent standards worldwide by highly motivated and qualified instructors,” said IPAF CEO Tim Whiteman.

There will be five top prizes for verified operators to win a free trip to the access event of the year, the IPAF Summit and International Awards for Powered Access (IAPAs) – flight, accommodation and gala dinner included. The summit is set to take place March 25-26, 2015 at the Crystal Gateway Marriott Hotel in Arlington, Virginia near Washington, DC. For more information, visit iapa-summit.info.

All valid PAL Card holders are invited to enter the draw by verifying their PAL Card at ipaf.org/checkpal. The competition closes on Jan. 26, 2015 and the winners will be announced Feb. 1.

More information about the IPAF, a not-for-profit members’ organization that promotes the safe and effective use of powered access equipment worldwide, can be found at ipaf.org.