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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.
Worldwide accident reporting project
Using MEWPs for temporary work at height is a proven safe method for a wide range of activities. IPAF and its members share data on incidents involving powered access with the goal of identifying areas of risk and common trends. The accident reporting project commenced in 2012 and the knowledge gained has been used to create safety awareness campaigns and inform all the work that IPAF does, including developing industry guidance and training.
IPAF’s UK members have reported around 75% of the data in this safety report, however, the project is expanding around the world, to increase our understanding of working practices and reduce incidents in every country. Reporting is not restricted to IPAF members, and any person or organisation can report an incident to a member of the IPAF staff or via the IPAF portal.