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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
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    '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 Logos

    The International Powered Access Federation (IPAF) has a collection of logos that can be used by members and non-members, these are detailed on this page. The official IPAF Logo and IPAF.org logo are registered trademarks and can only be used by IPAF or with prior permission from IPAF. As such they are not available for download.

    Added 1 May 2018
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    Accident Data Summary Reports

    IPAF’s accident reporting project, launched in 2012, is compiling a comprehensive record of known accidents. The accident data gathered enables IPAF to improve the content of training programmes, develop technical guidance, target specific high-risk professions or activities, and provide research findings to bodies developing and drafting new industry standards.

    Added 21 Mar 2018
    Last updated 21 Mar 2018
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    IPAF Member Logos

    This IPAF logo is for use by members to show affiliation with IPAF. It can be used on a wide range of members' material such as letterheads, websites and advertisements.

    Added 15 Feb 2018
    Last updated 15 Feb 2018
    IPAF Member Logos
  • Originally broadcast on November 8, 2017. Tony Groat, IPAF's North America Regional Manager, looks at the proposed standards (ANSI & CSA) for Mobile Elevating Work Platforms (MEWPs) in the US and Canada.

    Added 6 Feb 2018
    Last updated 6 Feb 2018
    IPAF North America Webinar 11-2018
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    Rescue of Persons from MEWPs

    This publication gives guidance to the organisation that has control of the planning, management and use of the MEWP on-site.

    Added 1 Jan 2018
    Last updated 29 Oct 2018
  • Do not interfere with ties. A mast climbing work platform (MCWP) needs all of the ties for stability.

    Added 1 Jan 2018
    Last updated 1 Jan 2018
    Andy Access AM2
  • Don't overload the Platform. Always respect the load chart and follow the manufacturer’s guidance for its intended use.

    Added 1 Jan 2018
    Last updated 1 Jan 2018
    Andy Access AM1
  • Correct MEWP selection. Always use the right machine for the job.

    Added 1 Jan 2018
    Last updated 1 Jan 2018
    Andy Access A18
  • Setting up on a slope? Outriggers and spreader pads must be on level and stable ground.

    Added 1 Jan 2018
    Last updated 1 Jan 2018
    Andy Access A17
  • Caution with guardrails. Be careful not to trap your fingers when lowering or raising guardrails.

    Added 1 Jan 2018
    Last updated 1 Jan 2018
    Andy Access A16
  • Danger keep well clear. Operate from the platform or stand clear to avoid injury.

    Added 1 Jan 2018
    Last updated 1 Jan 2018
    Andy Access A15
  • Do not jump out of the platform. Always use the correct exit gate and step out using three points of contact.

    Added 1 Jan 2018
    Last updated 1 Jan 2018
    Andy Access A14
  • Register pre-owned machines. Make sure you register with the manufacturer to get product updates.

    Added 1 Jan 2018
    Last updated 1 Jan 2018
    Andy Access A13
  • Overhead obstructions. Always be aware and avoid crush hazards when moving the platform.

    Added 1 Jan 2018
    Last updated 1 Jan 2018
    Andy Access A12
  • Keep clear of overhead cables. You do not need to touch the power cables to be electrocuted – electricity can arc!

    Added 1 Jan 2018
    Last updated 1 Jan 2018
    Andy Access A11
  • Prevent unauthorized use. After use, always leave the machine in a safe and secure place and remove the key.

    Added 1 Jan 2018
    Last updated 1 Jan 2018
    Andy Access A10
  • Don't use a MEWP as a crane! MEWPs are designed to elevate people, tools & equipment inside the work platform.

    Added 1 Jan 2018
    Last updated 1 Jan 2018
    Andy Access A9
  • Never attach banners to scissor lifts. Always remember a banner can act like a sail.

    Added 1 Jan 2018
    Last updated 19 Jun 2019
    Andy Access A8
  • Caution when loading and unloading. Always plan for a safe delivery.

    Added 1 Jan 2018
    Last updated 1 Jan 2018
    Andy Access A7
  • Unsafe ground? Always check ground conditions.

    Added 1 Jan 2018
    Last updated 1 Jan 2018
    Andy Access A6