From the 1st January 2015, all IPAF PAL cards (Powered Access Licences) will be Smart, i.e. machine-readable, allowing only trained operators to use Mobile Elevated Work Platforms (MEWPs).
There are many benefits to Smart PAL Cards, with user safety being the number one. Only correctly trained operators will receive a Smart chipped PAL card to use in machines with the card reader installed. They will also be able to track which operators have used which machines and for how long, in order to prevent fraudulent use.
Your Standard PAL Card will still be recognised and accepted on site, as well as all future Smart PAL Cards.
For more information on the new Smart PAL Cards, or to book your IPAF training, please do not hesitate to contact APL Training, your IPAF approved training centre. Dates still available for December and January!