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The introduction of the UK Conformity Assessed (UKCA) marking scheme has been pushed back by a further two years, in a move that will allow CE-marked (EU standard) products to continue to be sold into Great Britain markets until 31 December 2024.

IPAF’s ePAL mobile application for operators of MEWPs and MCWPs has been recognised by Lift & Access magazine in the US, being awarded a prestigious LLEAP Gold accolade in the Aftermarket Support Products & Services category.

IPAF ELEVANDO is set to return as an in-person event for the first time since the pandemic on November 10-11 in Querétaro, Mexico. The event is hosted by IPAF and covers developments in the powered access industry across all of Latin America.

Attendees at the recent ALH Conference have been urged to adopt the ANSI suite of standards related to the design, safe-use and training of Mobile Elevating Work Platforms (MEWPs) in the US ahead of them being adopted into law by OSHA.

Representatives of IPAF have paid tribute to “dear friend” Cliff Goring of Alimak, a Senior IPAF Instructor and CAP assessor, who has died following a short illness.

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.

Operators can now benefit from quality ISO-certified MEWP training in Estonia and Latvia, which join Lithuania in being able to offer courses developed by IPAF via Ramirent, which now has IPAF-certified training centres across the Baltic countries.

MEWP rental markets continued to recover strongly after the pandemic in 2021 and early 2022, despite clouds on the horizon caused by global uncertainty, according to the latest IPAF Global Powered Access Rental Market Report, compiled by Ducker.

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