There were 23 fatalities worldwide involving mobile elevating work platforms (MEWPs), also known as aerial work platforms (AWPs), in the first half of 2014, according to findings from IPAF’s accident database.The main causes of these fatalities were: overturn (9), fall from height (8), entrapment...[more]
An audit by TÜV has confirmed that IPAF continues to comply with ISO 18878 Mobile elevating work platforms – Operator (driver) training and ISO 9001 Quality management systems. IPAF fulfilled all requirements of the ISO 18878 training standard and no non-conformities were found. The audit was...[more]
Cordelia Clarke Julien, Director, Training and Safety Programs, Prevention Office, Ontario Ministry of Labour, will speak at the IPAF North American Convention that will be held on 1 and October, 2014 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. She will discuss what all responsible parties – employers,...[more]
IPAF member companies should be aware that the deadline is approaching by which all professional drivers within the European Union must have completed the full 35-hour Driver CPC course in order to be legally qualified to carry out any driving duties.
The EU directive has set a 2016 deadline for...[more]
Elevating Safety, IPAF’s annual magazine dedicated to promoting aerial lift safety in the US market, is now available. This issue features a debate on what large machines with unprecedented heights mean for training and familiarisation requirements, an article by consultant Frank Manfredi on how...
The ‘early bird’ rate for the Europlatform conference ends on Thursday, 4 September - book now to benefit from this reduced ticket price.Senior industry figures from the US and European aerial platform industries are taking part in the eighth Europlatform conference in Cologne, Germany on Thursday,...[more]
The IPAF South East London regional meeting being held on 11 September 2014 will feature a range of presentations on the safe and productive use of mobile elevating work platforms (MEWPs) and mast climbing work platforms (MCWPs). The meeting will take place at 18:30 in the Edwards Suite, Holiday...[more]