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  • The International Powered Access Federation (IPAF) has paid tribute to Alastair Robertson – owner of Universal Equipment in Glenn Ellyn, Chicago, US, an active and long-serving member of the organisation and a “force for good practice and safety” in the worldwide powered access industry.

  • This notice is to formally advise members of the 35th Annual General Meeting of the International Powered Access Federation which will take place at 09.00 hrs at the Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Deira Creek, Baniyas Rd, United Arab Emirates on Wednesday, 6th March, 2019. The meeting is conducted in English and for this reason the documents are available only in English.

  • IPAF will officially launch its 2019 global safety campaign at the giant bauma construction equipment showcase near Munich, Germany, 8-14 April 2019. IPAF’s stand is confirmed as 711 in C4 hall of the exhibition site, and will also feature a sophisticated MEWP simulator, which proved very popular at IPAF’s events in 2018.

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  • Featured IPAF Conference

    IPAF Summit

    IPAF Summit 2019

    The IPAF Summit is a high-profile conference bringing together senior representatives from across the access community to discuss and debate the latest developments in our industry.

    6 March 2019, 10:00 - 17:00
    Grand Zabeel Ballroom, Ground Floor, Radisson Blu Dubai Deira Creek Hotel, Dubai, UAE
    Booking now open!
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    International Awards for Powered Access (IAPAs)

    IAPA 2019

    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.

    6 March 2019, 20:00 - 23:00 (drinks reception from 18:00)
    Grand Zabeel Ballroom, Ground Floor, Radisson Blu Dubai Deira Creek Hotel, Dubai, UAE

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  • The aim of IPAF’s Innovate event 2018 was to address key industry issues with the goal to develop potential solutions to improve the safe and effective use of Mobile Elevating Work Platforms (MEWPs), formerly known as AWPs. To enable this, at the event, key industry players worked together in small groups to deliver achievable solutions which could positively impact the issue at hand. This paper provides a summary of each topic.

    Added 5 Feb 2019
    Last updated
    IPAF INNOVATE 2018 Workshop Results
  • This strategy paper has been created following an industry-wide consultation into new eXtended Reality (XR) technologies including virtual reality (VR) and MEWP simulators. IPAF members worked with IPAF to produce a policy document on how virtual reality systems can be effectively and safely harnessed to train MEWP operators.

    Added 22 Jan 2019
    Last updated
    IPAF eXtended Reality XR Strategy Paper
  • Mobile Elevating Work Platforms (MEWPs) provide a safe means for people to conduct temporary work at height. When buying a pre-owned MEWP, it must comply to the safety legislation and meet the relevant standards in the location where it will be operating before it can be used. Every MEWP must be supplied in a safe working condition, with all safety devices functional.

    Added 22 Jan 2019
    Last updated 22 Jan 2019
    IPAF Guidance on Buying a Pre-Owned MEWP