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IPAF to hold its first Women in Powered Access webinar, themed ‘Women in Leadership,’ one of three in a series of live webinars, free of charge to both members and non-members.

  • The first IPAF Approved Training Centre opens in Thailand following the tenth IPAF Asia Conference held in Bangkok. IPAF site visit sponsor Promech Resources leads the way in powered access operator training.

  • A new representative to cover mainland China, Hong Kong, Macao, and Taiwan has been announced by IPAF, with Tim Mo set to take up the post from 1 August.

  • A new standard to help equipment rental companies meet safety requirements and comply with legislation and to assist them in consistently delivering excellent customer service is set for launch at IPAF’s Asia Conference in Bangkok, Thailand, 3-4 August.

  • A new EU Machinery Regulation has been introduced, which will replace the current EU Machinery Directive, has been published at the end of June, and it will enter into force during July, and IPAF has informed its members to be aware of the changes.

  • In 2022, both the European and US MEWP rental markets boomed, though rental and utilisation rates have yet to return to levels seen in 2019 amid uncertainty around high inflation and ongoing conflict in Ukraine, according to the latest IPAF/Ducker report.

  • A free webinar has been created to mark the publication of this year’s IPAF Rental Market Reports, compiled exclusively for IPAF by research specialist Ducker.

  • A promising future lies ahead for members of IPAF Switzerland, which celebrates its 18th birthday this year with announcements on key improvements to its quality MEWP training programme, including updates to courses, digitalisation of delivery and the ePAL mobile app that already has more than 2,000 daily Swiss users.

  • Members and friends of IPAF are invited to share their industry memories, featuring favourite moments, innovations, and influential people from the past four decades,
    as part of the federation’s 40th anniversary celebrations.

  • The winners of the 2023 International Awards for Powered Access (IAPAs) have been announced at a gala ceremony on 20 April at the H4 Hotel Berlin Alexanderplatz, the first time the celebratory event has been held in Germany’s capital. The host location for the 2024 IPAF Summit & IAPAs event was announced as Copenhagen, Denmark.