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  • When a MEWP is delivered or collected from a site, loading and unloading on the public highway should be avoided wherever possible. The aim is to minimise risk to employees and members of the public by ensuring delivery vehicles park away from public highways and pavements.

    Added 23 Feb 2024
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    Loading Unloading MEWPs Public Highways Mockup - EN
  • Mobile Elevating Work Platforms (MEWPs) are supplied with both ground and platform controls to comply with International MEWP design standards. Manufacturer’s operators’ manuals identify that the primary operator control station is in the platform and that the ground controls should only be used to carry out pre-use inspections without anyone in the platform, or for emergency descent purposes only.

    Added 25 Jan 2024
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    Toolbox Talk A35 EN
  • Never elevate the platform occupants from the ground controls. There is an increased risk of crushing/entrapment if you elevate people from the ground control position.

    Added 25 Jan 2024
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    A35

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  • Mobile Elevating Work Platforms (MEWPs) are supplied with both ground and platform controls to comply with International MEWP design standards. Manufacturer’s operators’ manuals identify that the primary operator control station is in the platform and that the ground controls should only be used to carry out pre-use inspections without anyone in the platform, or for emergency descent purposes only.

    Added 25 Jan 2024
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    Toolbox Talk A35 EN
  • Never elevate the platform occupants from the ground controls. There is an increased risk of crushing/entrapment if you elevate people from the ground control position.

    Added 25 Jan 2024
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    A35
  • REBECCA MYERS
    EXTERNAL TRAINING MANAGER, NATIONWIDE PLATFORMS, UK

    Added 21 Dec 2023
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  • ABBIE WINSON
    MEWP OPERATOR, UK TOOL HIRE GROUP, UK

    Added 21 Dec 2023
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  • KARI KNOTT
    IPAF INDEPENDENT INSTRUCTOR, UK

    Added 21 Dec 2023
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  • SAMM REID
    DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS, KINGFISHER ACCESS, UK

    Added 21 Dec 2023
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  • The purpose of this IPAF Rental Standard is to acknowledge and document what is recognised as industry good practice, which in many cases exceeds minimum legislative requirements, therefore promoting and enabling the safe and effective use of powered access equipment worldwide.

    Added 8 Dec 2023
    Last updated 8 Dec 2023

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  • Electrocutions involving MEWPs are one of the main causes of fatalities in the powered access industry. This webinar underpins IPAF’s international safety campaign 2023 - High Voltage! which identifies hazards and risks associated with working near power lines and explains how to avoid them and work safely.

    Added 27 Oct 2023
    Last updated 27 Oct 2023

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  • SALTANAT KENZHEGALIEVA
    SHEQ MANAGER, RIWAL, KAZAKHSTAN

    Added 10 Oct 2023
    Last updated 10 Oct 2023

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  • HAYLEY BLAYMIRE
    TRAINEE HSE ADVISOR, NATIONWIDE PLATFORMS, UK

    Added 10 Oct 2023
    Last updated 10 Oct 2023

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  • JO HALL
    RESOURCING BUSINESS PARTNER, NATIONWIDE PLATFORMS, UK

    Added 10 Oct 2023
    Last updated 10 Oct 2023

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  • CAROLINA ALEMAN
    CFO, UP EQUIPMENT, COLOMBIA

    Added 10 Oct 2023
    Last updated 10 Oct 2023

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  • CAROL MORA
    HEAD OF TRAINING, ALO GROUP, CHILE

    Added 10 Oct 2023
    Last updated 10 Oct 2023

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  • BHAVANI KACHARAPU
    INTEGRATION ENGINEER, EQSS, AUSTRALIA

    Added 10 Oct 2023
    Last updated 10 Oct 2023

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  • CHANTALLE SULLIVAN
    OFFICE AND SUPPLY CHAIN CO-ORDINATOR, INDUSTRIAL CONSTRUCTION (SUSSEX), UK

    Added 10 Oct 2023
    Last updated 10 Oct 2023

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  • ANNA SARA COSTA MORAIS
    TRAINING INSTRUCTOR, MILLS, BRAZIL

    Added 10 Oct 2023
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  • CHARLOTTE BROGREN
    CHIEF TECHNOLOGY OFFICER, ALIMAK GROUP, SWEDEN

    Added 10 Oct 2023
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  • This webinar includes an in-depth analysis of the current challenges facing this unique sector and looks at how they can be transformed into growth opportunities. Industry guest speakers share their perspectives, examining how they overcame hurdles that you may also be facing, and looking at the approaches and strategies they employed to turn these challenges into success stories. The discussion covers safety and operational efficiency, and how getting these aspects right ultimately supports profitability. IPAF speakers also give the latest updates on safety.

    Added 29 Sep 2023
    Last updated 29 Sep 2023

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  • Presentations & Webinars

    IPAF Webinar: Women in Leadership

    This is the first webinar in the three-part IPAF Women in Powered Access series an outcome of the IPAF Women in Powered Access Initiative. Host Ali Moore is joined by panellist speakers Oana Samoila, Vicki Allen and Debbie Hameetman.

    Added 20 Sep 2023
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  • Featured Presentations & Webinars

    IPAF Webinar: Work Life Balance

    This is the second webinar in the three-part IPAF Women in Powered Access series an outcome of the IPAF Women in Powered Access Initiative. Host Ali Moore is joined by panellist speakers Caroline Woodward, Pamela Penny and Marta Lucani.

    Added 20 Sep 2023
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  • Don’t forget to report all accidents and near misses involving powered access into the IPAF Accident Reporting Portal or report anonymously through IPAF’s ePAL app.

    Added 15 Sep 2023
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  • Stay safe when working near RF sources with Mobile Elevating Work Platforms (MEWPs). This leaflet highlights the key risks from RF and how to avoid them.

    Added 8 Sep 2023
    Last updated 8 Sep 2023

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    IPAF Radio Frequency Leaflet Mockup - EN