The UK Department of Transport has revised and published the statutory code of practice 2013 on "Safety at Street Works and Road Works". Known informally as the "safety code" or the "red book", it went into force on 1 October 2014 and provides updated guidance on safe working at street works and...
The UK Health & Safety Executive (HSE) is urging the construction industry to ensure basic health and safety measures are in place after a month-long inspection initiative found 40 per cent of sites failing to properly protect workers.
Failure to provide basic safety measures for people...[more]
The IPAF Yorkshire regional meeting being held on 27 November 2014 will look at a range of topics ranging from the spiderlift concept to managing transport costs. The meeting will take place at 18:30 in the Walton Suite, Holiday Inn Wakefield, M1 Junction 40, Queens Drive, Ossett, Wakefield WF5...[more]
As part of its ongoing expansion plans, IPAF is looking for a part-time or full-time country representative for Italy.
The very first IPAF Middle East Convention will be held on 25 and 26 January 2015 at the Address Hotel Dubai Marina in Dubai, UAE. Confirmed speakers include Dr Ali Salem, UAE Ministry of Labour Director; Mathew Cox, International Institute of Risk and Safety Management (IIRSM) Middle East...[more]
The UK Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has published General Information Sheet No. 6 on The selection, management and use of mobile elevating work platforms. This is a revision of Construction Information Sheet 58 and the change of name indicates that the use of MEWPs is growing beyond the...[more]
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]