Reference Guides

IPAF provides the following quick reference guides for suppliers and users.
Please click on the relevant subject for more information.

Compliance/non-compliance of machinery

The Market Surveillance Industry Support Platform ( is a joint initiative from several machinery sectors, in which FEM, including IPAF, played a crucial role. It provides a resource database of technical documentation on compliance, through a single access point, for market surveillance authorities and market operators (importers, contractors, distributors, etc.). The website features technical documents put together by FEM and includes various CECE brochures to assist in the recognition of non-compliant products.

European Commission presentations and the signed manifesto on key actions for better market surveillance can be found here:

Driver CPC


CPA Best Practice Guide - Working at Height Whilst Loading/Unloading Transport (CPA 0902) (Uploaded 2010/03/15)

Machine weights, loads, permissible loads

Medical fitness

MEWPs on the public highway

Safety at street works and road works: A code of practice (October 2013):

Pages 83 to 92 are particularly relevant to vehicle-mounted and van-mounted operations

MEWP safety and efficiency

Non-physical guarding of scissors

Red diesel, fuel

Truck mounted platforms allowed to use red diesel (Uploaded 2006/03/23)

Risk assessment

Roof work

Transport platforms

Tree work

HSE guidance AFAG403: Mobile elevating work platforms (MEWPs) for tree work (revised and published in April 2013):


Van drivers

Your van: Best practice guide (Vehicle & Operator Services Agency)

Work at height

INDG401: Working at height - A brief guide
INDG455: Safe use of ladders and stepladders - A brief guide

Work at Height Microsite

Court cases involving work at height: – International Powered Access Federation (IPAF)