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One million PAL Cards issued – IPAF

IPAF has issued the one millionth ever 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 draw for some amazing prizes. The PAL Card expires after five years and there are currently more than 500,000 valid PAL Cards worldwide.

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. This event will be held March 25-26, 2015 at the Crystal Gateway Marriott Hotel in Arlington, VA near Washington, DC. Details at www.iapa-summit.info

“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.

All valid PAL Card holders are invited to enter the draw by verifying their PAL Card at www.ipaf.org/checkpal

The competition closes on January 26, 2015. The winners will be announced on 1 February 2015.

About the PAL Card:
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. PAL Cards are valid for five years and can be verified online at www.ipaf.org/checkpal