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Also known as a PAL Card or IPAF Licence or certificate, short for International Powered Access Federation, IPAF Cards provide essential proof you have the correct training and experience to operate powered access equipment – such as Truck Mounts, Scissor Lifts and Cherry Pickers.

We’re often asked how to get an IPAF replacement card, so carry on reading to find out how along with a few more frequently asked questions on IPAF cards.

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How do I get an IPAF replacement card?

If you’ve lost or mislaid your IPAF card, you’ll need to order a replacement from the IPAF-approved Training Centre where you completed your training. This information should be displayed on your IPAF certificate or in your logbook.

If you have already downloaded the IPAF ePAL app and added your IPAF licence, the contact details of your training centre will also be listed here.

If none of this information is available to you, you can call 01539 566700 or contact IPAF online to find out your operator number.

Please note, there is a fee for an IPAF replacement card. Alternatively, you can download the free ePAL and get a digital licence instead.

What is the free ePAL app?

Created to eliminate inconvenient paperwork, documents, and polluting plastic licences (that can easily get lost!), IPAF’s free ePAL app is a digital way to store and share your IPAF powered access licences and qualifications. It also has a handy logbook feature to easily record your time spent and operating experience, as well as the latest safety information and best practice guidance on operating powered access equipment at your fingertips.

How long does an IPAF card last?

IPAF and PASMA cards are both valid for 5 years from the date issued. After the expiry date, displayed on your card or app, you will need to take a refresher course or complete the full course again.

How long is an IPAF course?

Involving a mixture of theory and practical elements, depending on the training course, IPAF training courses generally take one to two days to complete.

Run by IPAF Approved training centres in London, Surrey & Kent, as IPAF members, IPAF training availability is between Monday-Saturday. Things are changing day by day, so if the course gets cancelled you will not be charged and a refund will be processed back to the same card within 1 working day.

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Request IPAF training here, give us a call on 0208 665 1181, or contact us online for further assistance.

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Do I need PASMA training?

Frequently Asked Questions

What is considered working at height?

Anything above ground level is considered Working at Height. Access Towers are a large provider of PASMA Training and sit within the top 5% in the UK, allowing us to train the full range of 1-Day PASMA Courses to suit any of your work at height Tower Training requirements.

What are the working at height regulations?

It is recommended by Health & Safety standards that those who are assembling Towers should be PASMA Trained. This will give operatives a 5-year qualification of competency for the use of mobile towers.

Do I need to have a licence/certificate to use the equipment?

Certifications will vary depending on what equipment you’re hiring. It’s always best to speak with our Hire Desk if you are unsure, where they can advise what will be best for you or in more advanced working conditions, we can install onsite.

What are the different training sessions you offer & who are they for?

Training courses are for anyone using the equipment, from commercially to domestically. These will range from PASMA Training for the use of Towers, IPAF Training for the use of MEWPS as well as various other courses such as Safety Harness Training and First Aid.

How do I know which equipment will be right for the job?

Our Hire Desk are trained across the full range of work at height stock available and will be able to advise and assist cost-free.

How quickly can you supply the tower(s)?

We aim for a next-day turnaround, this is dependent on the transport routes and how busy we are at the time. It works both ways and could be earlier than your requested date.