IPAF members are invited to submit comments on the Strategic Forum Plant Safety Group - MEWPs – DRAFT Guidance: Managing the safe condition of Mobile Elevating Work Platforms - A practical approach to Inspection, Maintenance and Thorough Examination of Mobile Elevating Work Platforms...[more]
There are now 1,170,000 mobile elevating work platforms (MEWPs), also known as aerial work platforms (AWPs), in the worldwide rental fleet. This is up 4% from the previous year, reveals new research commissioned by the International Powered Access Federation (IPAF).The US AWP rental market recorded...[more]
The Scaffold & Access Industry Association (SAIA) has announced that the proposed suite of American ANSI A92 standards are now open for public review:
•A92.20 Design, Calculations, Safety Requirements and Test Methods for Mobile Elevating Work Platforms (MEWPs)•A92.22 Safe Use of Mobile...[more]
The fatal injury rate for mobile elevating work platforms (MEWPs) has remained constant, even though the total MEWP rental fleet and the number of rental days worldwide have increased. IPAF’s release of the 2015 MEWP-related accident data and its preliminary fatal injury rate calculations thus...[more]
At the IPAF Yorkshire Regional Meeting on 5 May 2016, Kevin Appleton, chairman of Horizon Platforms, former CEO of the Lavendon Group, will share his thoughts on how a disciplined approach to behaviours relating to health and safety can ultimately save lives.
IPAF is growing fast and wants to enhance and grow the support it gives to UK members. We are therefore inviting applications for the new position of UK Market Manager.
This year’s IPAF President’s Award goes to Evelyn Low, IPAF South East Asia regional manager. This was announced at the IPAF annual general meeting in Madrid.
The IPAF President’s Award honours and recognises the commitment of individuals in furthering the aims and objectives of the...[more]