The International Powered Access Federation (IPAF) will be highlighting its presence at bauma China with a networking reception on 26 November 2014 to mark the opening of the IPAF China office and the launch of IPAF operator training materials in Chinese. IPAF is exhibiting at stand E2.450 at bauma...[more]
It was announced to the IPAF Council meeting held 25th September 2014 in Cologne, Germany that a former member, EGI Platforms, had fraudulently represented itself as being a current member of the International Powered Access Federation. The incident involved a tender for work in Brazil that...[more]
More than 100 delegates attended the Europlatform access rental conference on 25 September 2014 in Cologne, Germany and enjoyed "exceptional content, delivered with passion", to use the words of IPAF president Steve Couling in his closing comments.
The line-up of speakers featured senior...[more]
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]