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  • ‘Walking the MEWP’ is the term used when manoeuvring or travelling a mobile elevating work platform (MEWP) using the platform controls from the ground by walking alongside or near the MEWP. This includes those that use an ‘umbilical cord’, radio/remote control or fixed point of control at the chassis.

    Added 8 Jan 2020
    Last updated
    'Walking the MEWP' Toolbox Talk
  • Mobile elevating work platforms (MEWPs) can be used in confined areas, or near overhead structures. When travelling or when elevated there is a risk that the operator or the platform occupant may come in contact with an overhead obstruction.  This could result in crushing or entrapment of that person.

    Added 18 Dec 2019
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    Avoid Overhead Obstructions Toolbox Talk
  • Mobile elevating work platforms (MEWPs) are not advertising displays. MEWPs are designed to take persons, tools and equipment within the platform to enable the occupants to work safely at height. Attaching a sign or banner to a MEWP will potentially make the MEWP unstable. This can cause an overturn and result in serious injuries to people and damage to property.

    Added 11 Dec 2019
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    Never Attach a Banner to a MEWP Toolbox Talk

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    IPAF Powered Access

    The IPAF Powered Access magazine is the federation’s UK annual journal and one of its most successful publications.

    Added 12 Mar 2019
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    Powered Access Magazine 2019
  • Publication

    IPAF Annual Report

    The IPAF Annual Report gives an overview of the year's activities and achievements.

    Added 6 Mar 2019
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    IPAF's 2018 Annual Report
  • Featured Technical Guidance

    Fall Protection in MEWPs (H1)

    When working from a boom- type Mobile Elevating Work Platform (MEWP), formally known as Aerial Work Platform (AWP), it is strongly recommended that a lanyard short enough for the wearer to be restrained within the platform be used. The lanyard may contain an energy-absorbing device, provided it is short enough to restrain the wearer within the platform. This includes Static Booms (1b) and Mobile Booms (3b).

    Added 14 Feb 2019
    Last updated 14 Feb 2019
    Fall Protection in MEWPs (H1)
  • 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
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    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
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    IPAF eXtended Reality XR Strategy Paper
  • This symbol is designed to help operators locate the auxiliary lowering controls in the event of an emergency following a machine malfunction. 

    Added 1 Jan 2019
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    Auxiliary Controls Decal ST-468-1117-1
  • Spreader pad leaflet, including spider-type (1b) machines, and spreader pad poster.

    Added 21 Dec 2018
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    Spider-type and Spreader Pad Leaflet
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    British Standards Online

    The British Standards Online (BSOL) is a comprehensive online standards library with over 90,000 internationally recognised standards. IPAF members have access to search and browse the library and full read access to a collection of specific MEWP and MCWP standards.

    Added 29 Nov 2018
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  • Directives, Laws & Standards

    User Guidance on CSA B354 Standards

    Identify key changes to terminology and definitions, requirements for owners and operators, guidance and requirements on risk assessments, equipment familiarization and requirements for operator and supervisor/manager training that will affect all manufacturers, dealers, owners and users of Mobile Elevating Work Platforms (MEWPs), formerly referred to as Aerial Work Platforms (AWPs), in North America.

    Added 27 Nov 2018
    Last updated 13 Feb 2019
  • Directives, Laws & Standards

    Dealer Guidance on CSA B354 Standards

    Identify key changes to terminology and definitions, requirements for owners and operators, guidance and requirements on risk assessments, equipment familiarization and requirements for operator and supervisor/manager training that will affect all manufacturers, dealers, owners and users of Mobile Elevating Work Platforms (MEWPs), formerly referred to as Aerial Work Platforms (AWPs), in North America.

    Added 27 Nov 2018
    Last updated 13 Feb 2019
  • Directives, Laws & Standards

    User Guidance on ANSI A92 Standards

    Identify key changes to terminology and definitions, requirements for owners and operators, guidance and requirements on risk assessments, equipment familiarization and requirements for operator and supervisor/manager training that will affect all manufacturers, dealers, owners and users of Mobile Elevating Work Platforms (MEWPs), formerly referred to as Aerial Work Platforms (AWPs), in North America.

    Added 27 Nov 2018
    Last updated 13 Feb 2019
  • Directives, Laws & Standards

    Dealer Guidance on ANSI A92 Standards

    Identify key changes to terminology and definitions, requirements for owners and operators, guidance and requirements on risk assessments, equipment familiarization and requirements for operator and supervisor/manager training that will affect all manufacturers, dealers, owners and users of Mobile Elevating Work Platforms (MEWPs), formerly referred to as Aerial Work Platforms (AWPs), in North America.

    Added 27 Nov 2018
    Last updated 13 Feb 2019
  • Directives, Laws & Standards

    Canada - MEWP Regulations and Standards

    Information on, and links to, the Canadian regulations and standards for Mobile Elevating Work Platforms (MEWPs), formally known as Aerial Work Platforms (AWPs).

    Added 27 Nov 2018
    Last updated 19 Jun 2019
  • Directives, Laws & Standards

    United States - MEWP Regulations and Standards

    Information on, and links to, the United States regulations and standards for Mobile Elevating Work Platforms (MEWPs), formally known as Aerial Work Platforms (AWPs).

    Added 27 Nov 2018
    Last updated 6 Nov 2019
  • A selection of 3D virtual Mobile Elevating Work Platforms (MEWPs) and Mast Climbing Work Platforms (MCWPs) is now available for use in Building Information Modelling (BIM).

    Added 1 Sep 2018
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    IPAF MEWP and MCWP BIM models
  • Stickers/Decals

    Category Stickers

    MEWP 1a, 1b, 3a, 3b, MCWP and PAV Category Stickers.

    Added 1 Jul 2018
    Last updated 13 Dec 2019
    Category Stickers
  • This machine is equipped with sensors for overloading and tilt - certain functions will stop when limits are exceeded. Read the operator’s manual.

    Added 1 Jul 2018
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    This machine is equipped with sensors for overloading and tilt
  • Stickers/Decals

    Spread the load!

    Spread the load! Spreader plates should always be used with boom-type MEWPs when fully supported on their outriggers.

    Added 1 Jul 2018
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    Spread the load! Spreader plates should always be used with boom-type MEWPs when fully supported on their outriggers.
  • Stickers/Decals

    Click-it!

    Click-it! Wear a full body harness with a short lanyard in boom type platforms.

    Added 1 Jul 2018
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    Clunk Click! Wear a full body harness with a short lanyard in boom type platforms.
  • Are you trained to use this equipment? If not, you should be! Ask your rental company about IPAF training.

    Added 1 Jul 2018
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    Are you trained to use this equipment?