Professional Operators


Alpha Platforms pioneers Operated Rentals of aerial work platforms on North American market since 2011. Alpha Platforms specializes in providing professional height access services, bringing the world’s most technologically-advanced aerial work platforms to the North American market.
Our fleet consists of top-of-the-line truck-mounted aerial platforms ranging

from 65 feet to 230 feet and tracked spider lifts ranging from 50 feet to 165 feet.
Our lifts can be rented on a daily or weekly basis with our IPAF certified professional operator. Our operators go through IPAF and manufacturers training on each type of equipment we operate. They have years of experience and are experts in height access.

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When it comes to working at extreme heights, utilizing modern, top of the line high performance truck mounted lifts or delicate spider lifts – you want to rely on professionals who are specialists in this type of equipment and height access.

On a day of a rental, our operator will deliver a lift to required job site, set it up and will operate the lift all day from a basket, assisting your crew with their task if needed.
Use of our professional operator guarantees maximum utilization of all unique features of our modern, top of the line lifts and assures unsurpassed work crew productivity, job safety and efficiency.

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Alpha Platforms is an official IPAF training and certification center. We provide training and certification for all categories of aerial work platforms users.

Register for IPAF Training

What is IPAF?
The International Powered Access Federation (IPAF) promotes the sage and effective use of powered access worldwide. Set up in 1983, IPAF is a not-for-profit members’ organization that represents the interest of manufacturers, distributors, users, rental and training companies. It serves as a forum for all stakeholders in the world of powered access. IPAF has played a key role in promoting many of the design, safety and testing procedures that are now established in the powered access industry.

The IPAF training program for platform operators is certified by TÜV as conforming to ISO 18878. More than 100,000 operators are trained each year through a worldwide network of over 600 training centers. Training generally lasts one to two days and is a mixture of theory and practice.

PAL Card
Those who successfully complete IPAF training are awarded the PAL Card (Powered Access Licence), the most widely help and recognized proof of training for platform operators. The PAL Card is valid for five years and shows the machine categories that the operator has been trained in. It also features the holder’s photo and signature, and can be verified by calling IPAF.


1a Professional Operators
1b Professional Operators
3a Professional Operators
3b Professional Operators

Static Vertical (1a, 1a+)

Vertical personnel platforms (static)

Static Boom (1b, 1b+)

Self-propelled booms (outriggers), trailers/push-arounds, vehicle-mounted platforms

Mobile Vertical (3a, 3a+)

Scissor lifts, vertical personnel platforms (mobile)

Mobile Boom (3b, 3b+)

Self-propelled booms

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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.
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