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If you are looking for a scissor lift training provider there are a number of accreditations to look out for. These accreditations will give you piece of mind when it comes to selecting a scissor lift training provider.

To make it easy, we have displayed the accreditations we believe to be of some importance. This will allow you to check whether your scissor lift training provider has the correct accreditations.

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“The International Powered Access Federation (IPAF)promotes the safe and effective use of powered access equipment worldwide in the widest sense — through providing technical advice and information, through influencing and interpreting legislation and standards, through its safety initiatives and training programmes. It is a not-for-profit organisation owned by its members who include manufacturers, rental companies, contractors and users.”

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It is vital that to check that your scissor lift training provider is a IPAF member, and has the right authoity to award people who complete the course with a PAL card. If you are unsure if the company is, IPAF have a full A-Z list of training centres.


“PASMA are the lead trade association in Europe for the mobile access tower industry.”

Not specifically an accreditation to look out for when looking for scissor lift training, but one to look out for as companies who do provide  MEWP training will usually also provide tower training as well.


IPAF Pal Card

If you are a site manager or are allowing an individual to operate a scissor lift then you must always ask to see their ‘PAL Card’, which is held by individuals who have completed successfully a  scissor lift training course.