Our Partners


TVH Group was established in 1969 and employs more than 6700 people worldwide. It is an international organisation with customers in more than 180 countries and 78 branches on all continents.

F-tec and TVH combined course

TVH Academy – part of TVH Parts NV – was established in 2008. TVH TT Academy partners with F-TEC since September 2016 to provide a wide variety of technical and technical-commercial training courses for Material Handling & Industrial Equipment in the UK.

A selection of courses are MEWP related. Those courses are also IPAF-recognised.

F-Tec is delighted to run a number of training courses in conjunction with TVH at our Swindon Training Centre.


The International Powered Access Federation (IPAF) promotes the safe and effective use of powered access equipment worldwide in the widest sense – through providing technical advice and information; through influencing and interpreting legislation and standards; and through safety initiatives and training programmes.

IPAF is a not-for-profit organisation owned by its members, which include manufacturers, rental companies, distributors, contractors and users. IPAF members operate a majority of the MEWP  rental fleet worldwide and manufacture about 85% of platforms on the market.

The IPAF training programme for platform operators was developed by leading industry professionals. It is certified by TÜV as conforming to the international standard ISO 18878 Mobile elevating work platforms – Operator (driver) training. More than 150,000 operators are trained each year through a worldwide network of training centres. Successful trainees receive a PAL Card (Powered Access Licence), a safety guide, a log book and a certificate.