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  • Visitors to IPAF’s stand at bauma will be invited to take a safety quiz testing their knowledge of how to prevent falls from the platform in line with IPAF’s Don’t Fall for It! safety campaign.

  • Members and non-members who log data to IPAF’s accident reporting portal are now able to access improved dashboard functions that allow them to track their safety statistics against the wider industry, following work to enhance and updated the portal’s user interface.

  • IPAF has announced bookings are now open for its Asia Conference 2022 event, to be held on 28-29 July at the Singapore EXPO & Hilton Orchard Singapore – the first time since the coronavirus pandemic that the event has been held in person.

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    Bauma 2022

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    IPAF will exhibit at Bauma on stand 350 in area C4.

    24 - 30 October 2022
    Munich, Germany
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    Join IPAF at North America's largest construction trade show. Find us in the Festival Lot - booth F8138.

    14-18 March 2023
    Las Vegas Convention Center, Las Vegas, NV, USA

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  • Mobile Elevating Work Platforms (MEWPs), are a safe and effective means of access for undertaking temporary work at height tasks. It is important to remember a MEWP is only as safe as the person who is operating it. If this equipment is used incorrectly, unsafely or by inexperienced people, accidents and fatalities are more likely to happen.

    This Toolbox Talk provides some safety measures which can reduce the risk of falls from the platform.

    Added 30 Sep 2022
    Last updated

    Resource also available in:

    A30 TBT EN
  • Don't fall for it! Position your MEWP correctly and always stay inside the platform guardrails with both feet on the platform floor.

    Added 30 Sep 2022
    Last updated

    Resource also available in:

    Andy Access A30
  • Mobile elevating work platforms (MEWPs) are a safe way of providing temporary access at height for tree care work and vegetation control. Overgrown or overhanging trees and vegetation require management and MEWPs provide an ideal solution for this. This task is necessary in both urban and rural locations – often in public areas close to pedestrians and passing traffic. Pruning or removing branches can be a hazardous task, especially if trees are in the proximity of power lines or communications cables or the platform is poorly positioned in relation to the work area.

    Added 21 Sep 2022
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    Resource also available in:

    Tree Worker on a MEWP