Steel erectors should get a PAL
The British Constructional Steelwork Association is encouraging its membership to ensure steel erectors hold an IPAF (International Power Access Federation) PAL+ qualification.
PAL+ is an optional, additional one day of category specific training for mobile elevating work platform (MEWP) operators working in higher risk or challenging environments.
The training course focuses on practical training and includes a short, compact theory session. It is intended to be more advanced, challenging and extensive than the PAL operator course, which meets all requirements for basic operator training.
The UK Contractors Group (UKCG) recently stated that it would encourage steel erectors and net riggers working on UKCG sites to hold an IPAF PAL+ qualification from 1 January 2013.