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  • IPAF has issued the following statement concerning the use of the platform emergency stop function in MEWPs following safety alert JCPT2223RTB issued by Multiplex on 21 November 2022, and the response from the manufacturer of the MEWP referenced.

  • 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.

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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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    APEX 2023

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    IPAF will be exhibiting at the show at stand 210. APEX is a hub for access professionals and access equipment buyers and brings the access community together in one place for four events: the APEX show, the ERA Convention, the IRE Show and the European Rental Awards dinner.

    6-8 June 2023

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  • Sara Trabucchi
    Training Manager, Elevo-Kiloutou, Italy

    Added 6 Dec 2022
    Last updated 6 Dec 2022

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  • Marzia Giusto
    Managing Director, Loxam, Italy

    Added 16 Nov 2022
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  • Tyres on Mobile Elevating Work Platforms (MEWPs) can sometimes be the only contact points between the MEWP structure and the ground and are critical to the stability of the MEWP.

    The tyres, whether solid, air filled or polyurethane foam-filled support the weight of the machine while it is in use. In certain boom configurations this can be up to 80% of the total machine weight over one tyre.

    Added 11 Nov 2022
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    Toolbox Talk A29 EN