Sign and Graphics Association director commends PAL training

By Maria Hadlow12 October 2011

David Catanach (left) receives his IPAF 3a and 3b certificate from EPL Skylift’s Key Account Manager

David Catanach (left) receives his IPAF 3a and 3b certificate from EPL Skylift’s Key Account Manager (Signage) John Tominay.

The Director of the British Sign and Graphics Association (BSGA) has urged industry colleagues to invest in working at height training.

BSGA's David Catanach made the statements after visiting Lavendon Access Services' headquarters of where he completed his IPAF 3a and 3b certificate and Powered Access Licence (PAL).

Speaking after receiving his licence, which was awarded after completing the course at Lavendon's Leeds training centre, David said: "Training of this kind is extremely important, if not essential.

"The safety element of the training is crucial for businesses, but it's also a real investment to understand how to operate this kind of machinery.

"The more work a business can complete will naturally mean it can take on a greater amount of work."

"No organisation wants their employees to be injured whilst at work and secondly every business wants to deliver quality, even in challenging conditions. Proper training can help with that," he continued.

Key Account Manager for Signage, John Tominay, from Lavendon's vehicle and truck mounted brand, EPL Skylift, said: "The kind of training we provide is beneficial to anyone working at height and can be of particular importance for signage companies.

"Many of the bigger projects insist on contractors having these kinds of qualifications, such is the emphasis on health and safety in the workplace.

"When you complete your IPAF training you've got your licence for five years, so it can be an investment that really comes to fruition over that period."

"When you complete your IPAF training you've got your licence for five years, so it can be an investment that really comes to fruition over that period."

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