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New membership category for IPAF

The International Powered Access Federation (IPAF) has launched a new ‘Safety Professional’ member category, aimed at those in health & safety or related supervisory roles.

The new category is aimed at individuals within larger organisations, including those employed by existing IPAF members. The new member package includes free participation in safety professional events, access to a private LinkedIn group to share knowledge and good practice, access to the members’ area of the IPAF website and the IPAF accident reporting portal members’ dashboard.

Brian Parker head of safety & technical said: “This new category of membership is aimed at health & safety managers, supervisors or officers, indeed for anyone engaged in a safety role concerning the use of powered access and general issues concerning work at height safety. In my previous role with a large hire and training company, I was tasked with managing and leading on health & safety strategy and protocols, and this category of individual membership would certainly have appealed to me and been a great help in my day to day work, not least in conveying safety messages to colleagues and the reporting and analysis of industry accident data.”

Chief executive Peter Douglas added: “This is something quite a few people have mentioned to me since I took up post in 2019, with many industry contacts saying they would like us to create a special individual membership category tailored to health & safety professionals within larger companies or perhaps suitable for those working on a consultancy basis within powered access or work at height safety."

“We believe that the new category is a great way for such individuals to keep up to date with the latest industry developments, safety information and guidance in the world of powered access, and to engage directly with IPAF and its members, whether that be receiving industry news, sharing advice on safety practice, assisting with the IPAF global accident reporting project or serving on an IPAF committee or working group.”

Applicants employed by an IPAF member are entitled to a 50 percent discount on the membership fee, normally $99.