Who needs a PAL Card
If you need to work at height and use access equipment: You can be sure that legal requirements have been fulfilled if your platform operators have the PAL Card. Most legislation, covering health and safety obligations, accident prevention and work at height regulations, require you to provide employees with proper and adequate training in the use of work equipment. IPAF training to the highest standards means that your platform operators will also work more efficiently and productively. The IPAF training programme was developed by leading industry professionals and is certified by TUV as conforming to the international standard ISO 18878:2004 Mobile elevating work platforms operator (driver) training. More than 70,000 PAL Cards are issued each year through over 300 IPAF-approved training centres around the world
The PAL card is valid for five years. It shows the date on which the holder was assessed and the expiry date by which re-training would be needed. It shows the types of equipment that the holder has been trained to operate. It shows the level to which the holder has been trained, e.g. operator, demonstrator and instructor. It has security features including a holographic logo and the holder's photograph and signature to prevent mis-use.