IPAF at Samoter Focuses on Training and Practical Demonstrations

The 28th Samoter in 2011 – the three-yearly International Earth Moving, Site and Building Machinery Exhibition – sees Ipaf and Macchine Cantieri magazine organise a demo area of 500 square in the test park dedicated to live demonstrations of the latest innovations. This site will exhibit operating systems such as a single-arm truck-mounted platform, as well as a self-erecting column platform (PLAC) and a transport platform used for practical demonstrations of work at height in a safe manner. The demo area will be set up in collaboration with Setif, the IPAF Training Centre, which is also authorised for self-erecting work and transport platforms, on hand with its proven Mobile Training Unit.
The exhibition in Verona will also see Ipaf organise two training courses valid for PAL qualifications – one for operators of self-erecting column platforms (PLAC) and one for IPAF category 1b static arm platforms that include truck-mounted and spider platforms. IPAF courses have T?V certification in accordance with ISO 18878 standards. PAL (Powered Access Licence) qualifications are a vital tool if verification of operator training is required. 500,000 PAL CARDs have been issued all over the world and 85,000 operators were trained in 2010 alone. To attend the two free courses organised by IPAF during Samoter, interest parties may enrol (while places are available) by writing to: [email protected].
IPAF is currently the world authority for the overhead access sector. Thanks to constant and capillary information, training and safety activity, the association – by now boasting 800 members in 40 European and non-European countries – focuses across the board on targets directly or potentially interested in the overhead lifting devices sector: producers, users, distributors, hire companies and training.
Source: Samoter Press Room