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  • IPAF is launching a major update of its globally recognised MEWPs for Managers course for those planning, supervising and managing work at height using powered access, and for the first time the course is also available as standalone eLearning.

  • Almost 350 industry professionals gathered on 6 March 2019 in Dubai, UAE, to honour the winners of the International Awards for Powered Access (IAPAs). Jointly organised by Access International and IPAF, the IAPAs celebrate best practice and excellence in the powered access industry, and this was the first time the event was held in the Middle East. Those assembled at the Raddison Blu Deira Creek Hotel were also the first to learn the next edition of the awards ceremony will be returning to the UK for the first time since 2017 and will be held in London on 23 April 2020.

  • IPAF experienced a strong year in 2018, growing across the board in membership, training delivery, turnover and territories covered, reversing its 2017 deficit through efficiencies and cost controls, leading to revenues increasing by 8.5% year-on-year.

Featured events

  • Featured Exhibition

    Bauma

    Bauma 2019 Logo

    IPAF will exhibit at Bauma – stand number C4-711.

    8-14 April 2019
    Munich, Germany
  • Featured Exhibition

    Vertikal Days

    Vertikal Days 2018 Logo

    IPAF will be exhibiting at Vertikal Days, the largest lifting equipment event for the UK and Ireland. Find us on Stand 404B.

    15 May 2019 - 16 May 2019
    Donington Park, Castle Donington, Derby, UK

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  • Publication

    IPAF Powered Access

    The IPAF Powered Access magazine is the federation’s UK annual journal and one of its most successful publications.

    Added 12 Mar 2019
    Last updated
    Powered Access Magazine 2019
  • Featured Publication

    IPAF Summit 2019 Presentations

    Presentations from the 2019 IPAF Summit in Dubai, UAE. The theme for the conference was 'Get Ready for Digitalisation'.

    Added 11 Mar 2019
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    IPAF Summit 2019 in Dubai, with Tim Whiteman Introducing the Conference
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    IPAF Annual Report

    The IPAF Annual Report gives an overview of the year's activities and achievements.

    Added 6 Mar 2019
    Last updated 6 Mar 2019
    IPAF's 2018 Annual Report