Our Partners

Karl Baum Associates

Karl Baum Associates (KBA) was formed in 1989 as an international, management training and consultancy, working predominantly within the motor industry and related businesses. 

As an international consultancy, with over 3-decades of experience, KBA has a passion to develop initiatives that motivate people, both operationally and strategically in a cost-effective manner.  KBA have the ability to identify business needs, design and execute initiatives to develop those areas, but more importantly, motivate people to improve their company’s performance, as a result this will increase overall profitability.


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.

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