Swedish rental company Lipac Liftar – which was acquired by Riwal last year – has become the first company in Sweden to offer IPAF training after becoming an approved IPAF training centre following a successful audit.
Lipac will now provide the ISO certified IPAF operator training for scissor and boom lifts with training manager Katarina Jacobson along with Johan Lorenzon, and Mattias Eriksson now certified as IPAF instructors.
Jacobson said: “Lipac Liftar has been focusing on safety while working at height for many years and has provided different kinds of operator training since 2008. To be able to provide IPAF training is a natural next step for us.”
IPAF’s representative for the Nordic and Baltic regions Kent Boström added: “This kind of ISO certified high quality operator training has not been available in Sweden before, so it is great that Lipac Liftar has taken the lead and introduced accredited training, leading to the globally recognised IPAF PAL card. It was a pleasure to work with Lipac as they went through the rigorous audit process to become an official IPAF training centre during the early months of 2020.”
“In recent years, demand for IPAF training has significantly increased across Scandinavia, as more and more companies discover the benefits. IPAF is now translating its operator training course into Swedish and is receiving expressions of interest in delivering training across the whole of Scandinavia.”