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  • Comprehensive new guidance outlining key principles and ways to reduce risks when using MEWPs in the vicinity of power lines, with the aim of helping to reduce electrocution and electric shock incidents, has been launched by IPAF at Conexpo.

  • Speakers have been announced for the IPAF Summit 2023, to be held in Berlin, Germany, on 20 April. The theme of the IPAF Summit has been confirmed as “The Future” – a look ahead to challenges and opportunities in powered access worldwide.

  • Rental companies looking to market quality service and safety to contractors in major construction, infrastructure, aviation and oil and gas across the Middle East have been introduced to IPAF Rental+ scheme with a special presentation in Dubai.

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    APEX 2023

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    IPAF will be exhibiting at the show at stand 210. APEX is a hub for access professionals and access equipment buyers and brings the access community together in one place for four events: the APEX show, the ERA Convention, the IRE Show and the European Rental Awards dinner.

    6-8 June 2023

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  • International Powered Access Federation (IPAF) collates incident reports received from around the world, from companies, individuals and IPAF members who share their experiences to allow others to work safer. By analyzing the data, it is evident incidents involving electrocutions and electric shocks have notably increased since 2015, the standout statistic is that reported incidents of electrocution are nearly always fatal.

    Added 7 Mar 2023
    Last updated 7 Mar 2023

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    IPAF Safe Use of MEWPs in the Vicinity of Power Lines guidance COVER
  • If a MEWP (Mobile Elevating Work Platform) or platform occupant contacts energised power lines it can cause, electrocution, electric shock, fire, or an explosion. The same effects can occur without contacting a power line by arcing or flashover of electrical energy to a conductor.

    Added 7 Mar 2023
    Last updated

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    Toolbox Talk A11 EN
  • The purpose of this document is to provide information, and good-practice guidance on means of reducing exposure to trapping
    and crushing hazards while using a MEWP.

    Added 2 Feb 2023
    Last updated

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