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MEWP mechanical and technical failures was one of the top seven fatal incident trends as listed in the IPAF Global Safety Report 2022. Every MEWP breakdown not only has an impact on safety but also on efficiency, and has a knock-on effect on the wider project. Minimising the risk of mechanical and technical failure is key to maximising safety, reliability, and prolonging the lifespan of a MEWP. This webinar will explore how to prevent downtime of a MEWP through the implementation of an effective maintenance and inspection programme. We’ll also hear from a rental company, a manufacturer and a contractor to glean their insights on how they plan for the foreseeable, and the unforeseeable, in terms of out of service MEWPs. A panel discussion will also be hosted, showing how sharing feedback from all parties is instrumental to improving safety and reducing machine failure.
Head of Safety & Technical, IPAF
|Brian Parker has worked in the powered access industry for over 25 years, formerly working for IPAF Member AFI-Uplift. Previous to that he served in the UK Forces - Royal Engineers for 8 years.|
International Safety & Technical Advisor, IPAF
|Mike has worked in the powered access industry for over 25 years and as such, has a strong safety and technical background in the MEWP sector bringing a thorough understanding of the specific standards relating to safe use and design of MEWPs.|
Safety & Compliance Manager, Manlift Middle East
|Rob has over 38 years of experience in the access industry, including in Australia, the US, Europe, India and the Middle East. He joined the access industry in 1985 beginning with aluminium towers and light swinging stages, followed by telescopic handlers, Mobile Elevating Work Platforms (MEWPs) and power generators. Rob’s efforts are predominantly around continuous improvement in rental, sales, operations, technical, and training for the Manlift Riwal Group.|
Director for Product Safety, Skyjack UK
|In addition to his role with Skyjack, Jim is also a member of various standards committees and industry working groups including the Equipment Manufacturing Federation of Europe and the UK Strategic Forum Plant Safety Group. He is also the Chairman of the IPAF Manufacturers’ Technical Committee. He brings over 15 years of experience from the aerospace sector as an Engineering Manager, responsible for various aspects of airworthiness and safety. He has a master’s degree in Systems Engineering, is a member of the Institute of Engineering and Technology, and holds Chartered Status of the UK Engineering Council.|
Head of QSHE
Caroline has worked in the construction industry in various sectors for over 30 years as a health and safety professional. She sits on several health and safety working parties including the Rainscreen Priority WG2 looking at competency levels with the rainscreen sector.
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