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  • Training candidates seeking to renew or obtain PAL Cards to operate MEWPs, and those seeking to undertake supervisor/manager courses are being advised to utilise IPAF’s existing options for remote training, as measures are introduced to temporarily extend expiring PAL Cards by up to 90 days for those who complete theory eLearning.

  • Accidents while working at height using MEWPs are proportionally more likely to occur when working in public areas or alongside roads than on controlled work sites such as construction sites or commercial premises, according to IPAF’s latest safety report. The report is now available to view or download free of charge via www.ipaf.org/accident

  • The IPAF Summit & IAPAs 2020 event, scheduled to be held in London, UK, on 23 April 2020, has been postponed and will now be held on 8 October, owing to ongoing concerns and contingency planning in response to the worldwide coronavirus outbreak.

Featured events

  • Featured Conference/Awards

    International Awards for Powered Access (IAPAs)

    IAPA 2020 Logo

    The IAPAs are the most prestigious and respected awards in the powered access industry and they take place in the evening after the IPAF Summit. The IAPAs celebrate best practice and excellence in the industry and each year an independent judging panel of access industry leaders vote to determine the winners.

    8 October 2020
    Millennium Gloucester Hotel, Kensington, London, UK
    IPAF Summit & IAPAs rescheduled to October
  • Featured Exhibition

    Bauma 2022

    IPAF will exhibit at Bauma.

    4 - 10 April 2022
    Munich, Germany

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Recently added resources

  • IPAF’s Global MEWP Safety Report 2016-2018 presents key findings from the federation’s analysis of accident statistics gathered through its worldwide accident reporting project, which has incident reporting from 25 countries around the globe.

    Added 18 Mar 2020
    Last updated 18 Mar 2020

    Resource also available in:

    Global MEWP Safety Report
  • Publication

    IPAF-Journal

    Krafthand Media has published this year's edition of the German-language IPAF-Journal magazine. The circulation of 40,000 copies is distributed through IPAF member companies and training centres to customers, course participants and other interested parties, as well as through the recipients of bd-baumaschinenendienst and GaLaBau magazines to companies in the construction industry.

    Added 18 Mar 2020
    Last updated

    Resource also available in:

    IPAF Journal
  • ‘Walking the MEWP’ is the term used when manoeuvring or travelling a mobile elevating work platform (MEWP) using the platform controls from the ground by walking alongside or near the MEWP. This includes those that use an ‘umbilical cord’, radio/remote control or fixed point of control at the chassis.

    Added 8 Jan 2020
    Last updated

    Resource also available in:

    'Walking the MEWP' Toolbox Talk