The IPAF concept - qualified training for today’s workers at height

International Powered Access Federation

The International Powered Access Federation (IPAF) promotes the safe and effective usage of powered access equipment throughout the world. Since its foundation in 1983 as a non-profit membership organisation, it has represented the interests of manufacturers, hirers and users. During TÜV-certified training courses developed by IPAF and in accordance with ISO 18 878, given by our qualified trainer in a theoretical and a practical part, from basic knowledge of the machine, over operating the machines, to how body harnesses are worn correctly and everything worth knowing to ensure safe working with our machines.

The scope of service

The IPAF training course at the WEMO-tec Training Center includes

  • Supervision by qualified IPAF trainers
  • Provision of a modern training room including media technology
  • Provision of suitable machine for the practical part
  • Hot and cold drinks, lunch
  • Written training materials, personal PAL-card from IPAF.

The course participants, who have successfully completed IPAF training, receive the PAL-card (Powered Access Licence). The PAL-Card is recognised in many sectors and numerous countries as evidence of training in the safe handling of work platforms and the effective usage of powered access, and is even mandatory in some countries.

The PAL-Card is valid for five years and shows the machine categories in which the operator has received training. It includes a photograph and signature of the operator. The authenticity of the card can be checked by calling the IPAF.


We are happy to inform you about our training course offer and compile an individual offer for you.


WEMO-tec is an IPAF certified training center. Our qualified trainer team is available for private company training courses or open training courses.