IPAF rolls out e-PAL app internationally

By Leila Steed08 October 2021

ePAL app

The International Powered Access Federation (IPAF) has rolled out its new ePAL app for MEWP operators into 26 new regions around the world.

The free-to-use app, which was successfully launched in the UK and the Republic of Ireland earlier this year, provides users with a digital version of the federation’s operator licence.

It also gives operators access to best practice tips and safety information, and lets them share their “qualifications with site managers quickly and easily”.

Peter Douglas, IPAF CEO and Managing Director, said, “The new app helps reduce the number of steps in processing a PAL Card, cutting needless delays and carbon emissions involved in shipping items around the globe for all IPAF Training Centres”.

Described as “a major a step forward in IPAF’s ongoing drive to boost sustainability”, the roll-out of the app is part of IPAF’s efforts to shift away from using both paper certification and its plastic PAL Cards, to reduce the organisation’s environmental impact.

ePAL is now available in Bahrain, Belarus, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, Georgia, Hong Kong, India, Iraq, Kazakhstan, Kuwait, Malaysia, Myanmar, New Zealand, Oman, Poland, Qatar, Romania, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Slovenia, South Africa, Sweden, Turkey, UAE and Zambia.

The app, which was co-developed by fleet management specialist Trackunit, is also intended to help speed up the processing time associated with PAL Cards and certifications for access equipment trainees.

Søren Brogaard, CEO of Trackunit, said, “The app is performing brilliantly and allows IPAF to communicate directly with operators, for whom it offers a digital platform to record, show and share their qualifications and operating experience.

“We are also using the app to encourage and make it easier to report an accident or near-miss incident through the IPAF reporting portal. My hope is we can all contribute to building a safer, digital future for operators; pushing the app out into more territories is another significant step forward.”

According to IPAF, ePAL is currently being translated into more languages and will be rolled out in additional countries later this year.

From 22 November 2021, the app will be available to users in Argentina, Belgium, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, France, Liechtenstein, Mexico, Morocco, Netherlands, Peru, Portugal, Spain, Switzerland and Uruguay, before being further expanded into other areas – such as North America, Austria, Brazil, Germany and Italy – in January of 2022.

MAGAZINE
NEWSLETTER
Delivered directly to your inbox, Access, Lift & Handlers Newsletter features the pick of the breaking news stories, product launches, show reports and more from KHL's world-class editorial team.
Featured Training From Easybook
NYC SST Online Training

The clock is ticking… Construction workers in New York City – have you fulfilled your required Site Safety Training (SST)? Get your SST card online now

Latest Events
Last chance to register for the virtual ALH Conference
The ALH Conference is set to kick off (virtually) at 9 a.m. CST on Tuesday, Sept. 14. This is your last chance to register for the live event
ALH Conference shifts to virtual format
The ALH Conference, set for September 14, will be held online, ALH and KHL Group have announced. Registration is now open
ARA Show: Rental-ready
The ARA Show will return to Las Vegas this October for the first time in eight years. ALH provides a preview to the all-things-rental event.
Off-Highway Research

The gold standard in market research

Off-Highway Research offers a library of more than 200 regularly updated reports, providing forensic detail on key aspects of the construction equipment industry.

Our detailed insights and expert analyses are used by over 500 of the world’s largest and most successful suppliers, manufacturers and distributers, to inform their strategic plans and deliver profitable growth.

Click here to visit our website

CONNECT WITH THE TEAM
Lindsey Anderson Editor, Access, Lift & Handlers Tel: +1 312 929 4409 E-mail: lindsey.anderson@khl.com
Tony Radke Sales Manager Tel: +1 480 478 6302 E-mail: tony.radke@khl.com
CONNECT WITH SOCIAL MEDIA