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  • This webinar investigates the obstacles that prevent progress – from issues with infrastructure, resistance-culture, perceived cost, and awareness of machine capability and, importantly, how we might approach overcoming these blockers and find where the opportunity lies. Guest speakers from different industry perspectives will take the pulse of the ‘fleet electrification culture’, looking at data from different countries and examining how barriers can be overcome.

    Added 20 Jan 2022
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  • MEWPs may encounter wind during operation, this can affect the stability of the machine. MEWPs must be designed and tested to demonstrate stability for operation while exposed to permissible wind speeds or be labelled as designed for indoor use only. Indoor-only MEWPs should only be used in areas where there is no wind force acting on the MEWP. Some MEWPs may be rated for use both indoors and outdoors use.

    Added 16 Dec 2021
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    WIND RATING: USING MEWPS IN WIND
  • IPAF has developed this guide to assist in your development of your MEWP-specific safe-use plan. The ANSI A92.22 MEWP Safe-Use standard specifies requirements for the application, inspection, training, maintenance, repair, and safe operation of MEWPs. A safe-use program specific to MEWPs shall be developed by the user to ensure all responsibilities are met.

    Added 16 Dec 2021
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    MEWP Safe Use Program Guide Promo

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  • The aim of IPAF’s Innovate event 2019 was to address key industry issues in order to develop potential solutions that would improve the safe and effective use of Mobile Elevating Work Platforms (MEWPs), formerly known as AWPs. At the event, industry stakeholders worked together in small groups to develop achievable solutions which could positively impact the issue at hand. This paper provides a summary of each topic that IPAF offers to the industry to support improved safety.

    Added 2 Apr 2020
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    IPAF Innovate 2019 Workshop Results
  • The mobile elevating work platform (MEWP) may be significantly different than the MEWP the operator was trained on, even if the MEWP is of the same group and manufacturer.

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    Know your Machine Toolbox Talk
  • ‘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 31 Mar 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.

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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.

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    Never Attach a Banner to a MEWP Toolbox Talk
  • Ground conditions are critical for the stability of the mobile elevating work platform (MEWP). Unsuitable ground conditions can result in the MEWP overturning with potential loss of life.

    Added 31 Mar 2020
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    MEWP Ground Conditions Toolbox Talk
  • Why is a rescue plan important? Planning is critical to a prompt rescue of someone who has become trapped and timing can make a very significant difference to the injuries sustained – in some cases, the difference between life and death.

    Added 31 Mar 2020
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    MEWP Rescue Plan Toolbox Talk
  • A mobile elevating work platform (MEWP) must be inspected daily or at the start of each shift to make sure it is: safe to use and will not cause an injury to the platform occupants or other personnel.

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    MEWP Pre-Use Inspection
  • Technical Guidance

    MEWP-specific safe-use plan

    What is a MEWP-specific safe-use plan and why do I need to use one?

    Added 4 Mar 2020
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  • This checklist assists in the selection of the correct MEWP and covers restrictions, working height, outreach, the weight of materials etc. It should be completed by a qualified person and where any doubts remain advice should be sought from the mobile elevating work platform (MEWP) supplier.

    Added 3 Mar 2020
    Last updated 3 Mar 2020

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    IPAF PDS North America 2020

    IPAF PDS North America 2020 - Session 2 MEWP Supervisor Training Course

    Added 31 Jan 2020
    Last updated 4 Feb 2020

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  • ANSI A92.22: Developing a MEWP Specific Safe Use Program & Supervisor Training. IPAF Webinar took place on January 13, 2020.

    Added 31 Jan 2020
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  • Effective assessment of ground conditions is essential to assist with safe installation, setting up and operation of construction plant.

    Added 20 Nov 2019
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  • Workplace

    IPAF Categories

    The IPAF training categories, with abbreviations and brief explanations.

    Added 12 Nov 2019
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    IPAF Category Leaflet
  • Be street smart! Manage vehicle and pedestrian traffic. Create a safe working zone.

    Added 24 Sep 2019
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    Andy Access: Be street smart! Manage vehicle and pedestrian traffic. Create a safe working zone.
  • Always check ground loading and use the IPAF calculator to identify if spreader pads are required, determine the correct size of spreader pad.

    Added 24 Sep 2019
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    Andy Access: Use Spreader Pads for your MEWP. Always check ground loading and use the IPAF calculator at www.ipaf.org/pads
  • Working at height is a high-risk activity, take care of your people and be responsible for safety with IPAF's help. IPAF has a range of Andy Access posters, in multiple languages, to help your workforce, covering important mobile elevating work platform (MEWP) and mast climbing work platform (MCWP) safety topics. All to help keep operators safe and prevent accidents.

    Added 2 Aug 2019
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    Andy Access: Safety Starts From The Top
  • Films & Videos

    Choose Safety

    IPAF has created a film warning people not to cut corners when using MEWPs to carry out temporary work at height, launching it at its Asia Conference & Showcase 2018 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

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    Choose Safety - A Short MEWP Safety Film by IPAF
  • Presentations from the IPAF Asia Conference (17 & 18 July 2019, Intercontinental Hotel, Hangzhou, China).

    Added 26 Jul 2019
    Last updated 30 Jul 2019

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    IPAF MEWP Safety & Standards Conference Presentations

    Presentations from the IPAF MEWP Safety & Standards Conference (16 May 2019 at the Changsha International Construction Machinery Exhibition, China).

    Added 20 May 2019
    Last updated 24 May 2019

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  • Exhibitions, trade fairs, and other such shows can be challenging environments in which to operate Mobile Elevating Work Platforms (MEWPs). Special consideration is required when displaying or demonstrating at such events.

    Added 18 Apr 2019
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    Exhibition Guidelines
  • Mobile Elevating Work Platforms (MEWPs) provide a safe means for people to conduct temporary work at height. When buying a pre-owned MEWP, it must comply to the safety legislation and meet the relevant standards in the location where it will be operating before it can be used. Every MEWP must be supplied in a safe working condition, with all safety devices functional.

    Added 27 Mar 2019
    Last updated 27 Mar 2019

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    IPAF Guidance on Buying a Pre-Owned MEWP