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    IPAF Webinar: IPAF Rental Market Reports 2022

    In this webinar, hear about the latest powered access rental market data from IPAF’s 2022 Rental Market Reports. Euan Youdale, Editor of Access International, gives an overview of the global market and Anne Myon, Managing Director, EMEA, Ducker, explores the UK market, showing the detail available in the reports for all of the countries under study.

    Added 8 Jun 2022
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    IPAF HSE Open Meeting: MCWP Safety Alert

    IPAF and the UK Health and Safety Executive (HSE) held an open meeting on 27 May 2022 to help members and the industry to understand the latest Mast Climbing Work Platform (MCWP) product safety alert issued earlier this month by the UK HSE.

    Added 30 May 2022
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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 23 May 2022
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    IPAF Webinar: Reducing accidents through intelligence

    Resources and recording of the webinar that took place on 16 September 2020, on how IPAF's worldwide accident reporting project is reducing accidents through intelligence.

    Added 16 Sep 2020
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    IPAF Webinar: The future of safe learning

    Resources and recording of the webinar that took place on 15 July 2020, with IPAF and guest presenters Kate Pasterfield of Sponge and Darren Verschuren of Serious Labs.

    Added 15 Jul 2020
    Last updated 17 Jul 2020

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  • All employers have the obligation to provide their workers with a worksite that is free from recognized hazards that can result in harm to the employees. Mobile Elevating Work Platform (MEWPs) industry standards provide the roadmap for employers to meet their responsibilities. The webinar took place on 25 February 2021.

    Added 24 Jun 2020
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  • Guidance for where a Thorough Examination cannot be carried out on a MEWP, MCWP or Construction Hoist due to COVID-19

    Added 9 Jun 2020
    Last updated 9 Jun 2020

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    COVID-19 Guidance for thorough examinations
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    IPAF Webinar: COVID-19 Safe Operating Guidance

    Resources and recording of the webinar that took place on 21 May 2020, with presenter Chris Wraith, Health & Safety professional.

    Added 22 May 2020
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  • This document is intended to provide practical guidance on safety measures to minimize exposure to COVID-19 for anyone using MEWPs, MCWPs or Construction hoists for work activities.

    Added 11 May 2020
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    IPAF COVID-19 Safe Operating Guidance
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    COVID-19 Safe Training Advice - IPAF Training Centre resuming MEWP, MCWP and Hoist training

    This document is intended to provide practical guidance for IPAF-approved Training Centres to minimise the risk of exposure to COVID-19 when undertaking training on MEWPs, MCWPs and Hoists.

    Added 11 May 2020
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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.

    Added 31 Mar 2020
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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.

    Added 31 Mar 2020
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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.

    Added 31 Mar 2020
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    MEWP Pre-Use Inspection
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    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
    Last updated 4 Feb 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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    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.