The UK Health & Safety Executive (HSE) is seeking comments on the revised version of the Approved Code of Practice (L113) relating to the Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998 (LOLER). This revision follows the agreement to review such documents identified by the Löfstedt...[more]
The FEM MEWP Product Group, for which IPAF serves as the secretariat, will welcome a new president at its next meeting on 18 September 2014 at the FEM Congress which is being held in York, UK.
Luisa Parisotto of Terex was appointed as the new president of the FEM MEWP Product Group in June. She...[more]
The Europlatform access rental conference will be held on 25 September 2014 at the Hotel im Wasserturm in Cologne, Germany. This year’s theme is “Positive Thinking: New Directions in Access Rental”.Europlatform is a one-day conference targeted at senior and middle managers of rental companies with...[more]
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.