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NEW IPAF MEMBERS IPAF – the International Powered Access Federation for short – promotes the safe and effective use of powered access equipment worldwide. As new members of IPAF – – LOLEX Ltd have joined a global movement where we can help make the industry safer by influencing regulation and legislation and ensuring a safer powered access industry. With over 20 years powered access experience and access to a wealth of valuable practical information and knowledge on legal, technical and commercial aspects of Mobile Elevating Work Platform use, LOLEX Ltd can advise you how to best manage your powered access equipment. Our business is keeping you safe and legal while you get on with your business.


These Regulations (often abbreviated to LOLER) place duties on people and companies who own, operate or have control over lifting equipment. This includes all businesses and organisations whose employees use lifting equipment, whether owned by them or not. In most cases, lifting equipment is also work equipment so the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations (PUWER) will also apply (including inspection and maintenance). All lifting operations involving lifting equipment must be properly planned by a competent person, appropriately supervised and carried out in a safe manner. LOLER also requires that all equipment used for lifting is fit for purpose, appropriate for the task, suitably marked and, in many cases, subject to statutory periodic ‘thorough examination’. Records must be kept of all thorough examinations and any defects found must be reported to both the person responsible for the equipment and the relevant enforcing authority.

What is CAP Certified Engineer

The IPAF Competent Assessed Persons (CAP) programme focuses on a crucial aspect of safety–that of the machine itself. It is intended to provide guidance for platform engineers on compliance with regulatory requirements and to offer documented evidence that individuals can be regarded as competent persons to plan, manage or carry out thorough examinations of powered access equipment within the context of current legislation. The CAP programme complements IPAF’s operator training courses by extending the promotion of a safety culture to machine maintenance as well as operation. Experienced engineers from IPAF-approved training centres provide guidance through presentations and individually assess those attending the sessions. A successful assessment provides suitable candidates with the valuable documentary evidence that they are certified as competent persons to plan, manage or carry out thorough examinations of platforms in the context of current legislation including the Work at Height Regulations, LOLER and PUWER 98.