The International Powered Access Federation (IPAF) is looking for two part-time representatives, one in Turkey and one in the Nordic/Scandinavian region. This is part of the Federation’s ongoing expansion plans to provide its members with a quality local service, and to improve member and training...[more]
Members of the IPAF Brazilian Country Council have voluntarily committed to report any known fatal accidents and non-fatal incidents involving mobile elevating work platforms (MEWPs) and mast climbing work platforms (MCWPs) at the IPAF accident database.This was agreed at the last meeting of the...[more]
IPAF held a seminar on MEWP technical standards during BICES in Beijing, China. IPAF's technical experts provided updates on the ANSI (US) and CSA (Canada) standards, the GB (China) standards and the EN (European) standards.
IPAF has drafted Safety Tips for the use of MEWPs in the tree care industry. This industry-specific guidance has been requested by members in Europe and North America, in response to the increasing number of fatal incidents involving tree care workers.
All relevant documents are on the...[more]
IPAF has released updated guidance E2 on exiting the platform at height. The document states that MEWPs are specifically designed to lift people to a position where they can work at height safely within the platform and that MEWPs are not designed for the purposes of transfer or exiting at height....[more]
Twenty managers from Skanska Romania have successfully completed the IPAF MEWPs for Managers course, which enables supervisors and managers to prepare for and safely coordinate the use of various types of mobile elevating work platforms on site.The course was conducted by IPAF-certified instructor...[more]
This issue features a closer look at how smart technology is advancing the safety of aerial equipment, an interview with IPAF president Andy Studdert, and more.