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A farewell to Peter Elmer


IPAF has received the sad news that its long-standing member and instructor, Peter Elmer, passed away on 20 April 2015 at age 58. Peter was a pioneer of the MEWP industry in Switzerland. With his solid and well-grounded technical knowledge, he made a significant contribution to the development of...[more]

IPAF reports reveal more than 1.1 million MEWPs in worldwide rental fleet


There are now 1,120,000 mobile elevating work platforms (MEWPs), also known as aerial work platforms (AWPs), in the worldwide rental fleet. This is up 8% from the previous year, reveals new research commissioned by the International Powered Access Federation (IPAF).The US AWP rental market recorded...[more]

IPAF promotes low level access at M&T Expo


IPAF will be promoting low level access at the construction and mining equipment show MT&T Expo from 9 to 13 June 2015 in São Paulo, Brazil. The use of low level access equipment is currently not widespread in Latin America and IPAF is focusing on this category of equipment as a safe and...[more]

Call for comments: Review of BS8460:2005 Code of practice for the safe use of MEWPs


BSI Standards Development Committee MHE/12/-/1 Lifting Platforms - Mobile elevating work platforms is proposing to conduct a comprehensive review of BS 8460:2005 Code of Practice for the Safe Use of MEWPs during 2015/2016. The first step in this process is to draft a business case seeking BSI...[more]

IPAF Asia Conference welcomes Andy Studdert as keynote speaker


Andy Studdert, chairman & CEO of US-based NES Rentals, and IPAF president, will give the keynote address at the IPAF Asia Conference being held on 26 May 2015 at the Royal Garden Hotel in Kowloon, Hong Kong. Drawing on his previous experience as COO of United Airlines, he will show how...[more]

Smart PAL Card wins Plantworx Safety Innovation award


IPAF’s machine-readable Smart PAL Card (Powered Access Licence) has won the Plantworx Innovation Award in the Safety category for its innovative use of smartcard technology to help improve site safety. The Smart PAL Card can be used together with card readers fitted on machines which may be set to...[more]

IAPA winners revealed in Washington; 2016 IAPAs to be held in Madrid


Close to 300 industry professionals gathered on 26 March 2015 in Washington, DC, USA to recognise and honour the winners of the International Awards for Powered Access (IAPAs).  Jointly organised by Access International, Access Lift & Handlers and IPAF, the IAPAs celebrate best practice...[more]

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