The IPAF vehicle-mounted manufacturers technical committee met at the end of 2016 to discuss the latest technical and safety issues. Manufacturer members from across Europe met at the Hotel Cosmopolitan in Bologna, Italy, on 23 November and enjoyed a specially arranged networking event, hosted by...[more]
The new Singapore Standard SS 616:2016 code of practice for safe use of mobile elevating work platforms (MEWPs) was launched at an event on 15 November 2016 in Singapore. The standard covers the safety requirements for the protection of persons working with MEWPs including the basic safety...[more]
As of 1 January 2017, Jur Kamsteeg, IPAF Benelux Representative, has taken over full responsibility for IPAF’s Benelux region from Operations Manager Hans Aarse.
Jur will continue to develop and support the successful work of the team that was started by Hans more than a decade ago. Additional...[more]
IPAF members are encouraged to respond to the next stage of the public review open for comments on the proposed A92 Suite of Standards.Proposed standards BSR/SAIA A92.22: Safe Use of Mobile Elevating Work Platforms (MEWPs) and BSR/SAIA A92.24: Training Requirements for the Use, Operation,...[more]
The US Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is about to implement a major change in the rules for machine safety. They have published a change notification stating that in the future an unintended restart of a machine shall be generally prevented by applying the ‘Lock Out – Tag Out’...[more]
It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Evelyn Low, IPAF’s South East Asia Regional Manager who was based in our Singapore office. She passed away on 29 November 2016 following a long battle with cancer.
Tim Whiteman, IPAF’s CEO & MD, said: ‘Evelyn has been a passionate and...[more]
IMPORTANT: BoSS X-SERIES PUSH-AROUND MICRO POWERED ACCESS PLATFORMS X2, X3, and X3X - manufactured before November 2012.
In 2013 Youngman Group became aware of a single and isolated incident where a BoSS X3 Micro Powered Access Platform continued to operate after the user released the platform...[more]