New edition of ‘Elevating Safety’ magazine published

Crop of IPAF Elevating Safety Cover

The latest edition of Elevating Safety, a magazine from the International Powered Access Federation (IPAF) for readers in North America, is now available in print and digital format.

The 2018 edition contains expert advice and insight into new North American standards, considers the future of powered access, and asks the slightly controversial question “Should ladders be banned from US job sites?” on safety grounds.

IPAF Elevating Safety is an annual magazine dedicated to promoting aerial lift safety in the US market. It is published for IPAF by AC Business Media in August each year. Around 100,000 print copies are set for distribution to IPAF members and with copies of Rental and Equipment Today magazines in the US.

Tony Groat, IPAF’s North America Manager, comments: “Every year we find challenging new topics to cover and try to move the debate forward around the use of powered access as the safest means to conduct temporary work at height.

“As well as the requirements of new North American standards, we look at the impact that new technology such as virtual reality and work platform simulators, as well as more sophisticated and capable machines, are having on our industry.

“Meanwhile our Big Debate this edition poses the question whether ladders should be banned from US job sites as being no longer fit for purpose when set against powered access applications for temporary work at height – certainly thought-provoking stuff.

“Plus there is all the latest news on IPAF’s activities, training, industry events and insight, technical guidance and safety campaigns relevant to anyone using or working in powered access in North America today.”

IPAF members will receive their printed copies soon and can request additional copies to distribute to customers. A digital copy of this and previous editions can be viewed or downloaded in the resource library.

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  • IPAF has published an important document, the IPAF Three-Year Strategic Plan. We created it to help all of us understand the major objectives for the organisation over the next three years, and to measure and demonstrate our progress towards those goals.

  • Tim Whiteman, CEO of IPAF, joined a webinar to discuss the capabilities and potential of VR and simulators in assisting training for safe operations while working at height, hosted by Engineering News Record (ENR). ‘Upping the Game: The Evolution of Virtual Reality Technology’ in the Construction Industry’ is now available to view online.

  • Major construction projects are driving accelerated uptake of MEWP operator training in countries such as Denmark, where international contractors are insisting that all powered access users hold certification from an accredited IPAF training centre.