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Latest news

  • After several months of development and fine-tuning, IPAF has announced it is now ready for “controlled trials” of its PAL+ advanced operator assessment in a virtual reality (VR) environment using MEWP simulators at some members’ training centres.

  • Tim Whiteman has stepped down from the position of Managing Director and CEO of the International Powered Access Federation (IPAF) after 15 years in the position. Former IPAF President Andy Studdert will act as interim CEO to provide continuity as Tim Whiteman hands over and while the search for a new CEO is conducted.

  • The full line-up of industry thought-leaders confirmed to lead the topic-specific work groups at Innovate 2019 has been announced, with the second edition of the new workshop, challenge and award-format event hosted by IPAF in Chicago, July 16-17.

Featured events

  • Featured IPAF Conference

    IPAF ElevAÇÃO 2020

    IPAF ElevAÇÃO

    IPAF ElevAÇÃO is the most important event of the powered access industry in Brazil and Latin America. In its seventh year, the two-day conference will help delegates broaden their knowledge of safety issues and legislation, and gives an opportunity to meet other industry professionals to share experiences and network.

    3 - 4 February 2020
    São Paulo, Brazil
  • Featured Conference/Awards

    International Awards for Powered Access (IAPAs)

    IAPA 2020 Logo

    Save the date for the 2020 IPAF Summit in London. The IAPAs are the most prestigious and respected awards in the powered access industry and they take place in the evening after the IPAF Summit. The IAPAs celebrate best practice and excellence in the industry and each year an independent judging panel of access industry leaders vote to determine the winners.

    23 April 2020
    Millennium Gloucester Hotel, Kensington, London, UK

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  • Featured Technical Guidance

    F1: Familiarisation

    Before using a MEWP you must be trained to the applicable MEWP classification and be familiarised on the specific machine. Familiarisation is required on any MEWP that is significantly different in weight, height, length or complexity to the MEWP on which training took place. The operator, supervisor, ground person/rescuer, service engineer and demonstrator all need adequate familiarisation to undertake their duties.

    Added 19 Jun 2019
    Last updated 19 Jun 2019
  • The 2019 Rental Market Reports are now available. The award-winning reports, produced by Ducker Research, are presented in an easy-to-read format and are the definitive guide to the powered access rental markets.

    Added 23 May 2019
    Last updated 3 Jun 2019
    Award winning IPAF rental reports now available
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    IPAF MEWP Safety & Standards Conference Presentations

    Presentations from the IPAF MEWP Safety & Standards Conference (16 May 2019 at the Changsha International Construction Machinery Exhibition, China).

    Added 20 May 2019
    Last updated 24 May 2019