Approval has been given for a full review of the European design standard relating to the manufacture of mobile elevating work platforms (MEWPs). The European Committee for Standardisation (CEN) has recently gained a mandate for CEN TC98/WG1 to commence a full revision of EN280:2013 once the...[more]
IPAF technical guidance E2 on exiting the platform at height is currently under review.IPAF members who wish to view the draft documents and submit comments can do so at the members only section of www.ipaf.org or by contacting the IPAF technical & safety executive.
Comments will only be...[more]
The IPAF International Mast Climbing Work Platform (MCWP) Committee has been restructured to strengthen its promotion of the safe and effective use of MCWPs around the world. The IPAF International MCWP Committee now comprises the UK & Ireland MCWP Work Group (formerly the UK & Ireland MCWP...[more]
The UK tax authority, HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC), is implementing new fuel markers with effect 1 April 2015. This means that all rebated fuel, including “red diesel” used in truck mounted mobile elevating work platforms (MEWPs), will have to contain the new mix of markers from that date.
Rental companies and contractors can refer to a good practice guide produced by IPAF which lists some of the key points that should be considered when managing any type of mobile elevating work platform (MEWP). The document “Management of MEWPs – Good Practice for Rental Companies and Contractors”...[more]
IPAF member companies holding construction vehicle fleets in the UK can refer to the re-launched Construction Logistics and Cycle Safety (CLOCS) website for guidance that affects their operations.
CLOCS is an industry initiative that brings the construction logistics sector together to ensure a...[more]
Following on from the success of last year, IPAF and Construction News are once again producing an IPAF Powered Access magazine for 2015. IPAF promotes the safe and effective use of powered access to more than 30,000 end users across the UK. Advertising in the IPAF Powered Access magazine 2015 is...