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  • The 2021 Rental Market Reports are now available to pre-order. The award-winning reports, produced by Ducker Research, are presented in an easy-to-read format and are the definitive guide to the powered access rental markets.

    Added 1 Sep 2021
    Last updated 1 Sep 2021

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    Award winning IPAF rental reports now available
  • Moving, testing, servicing or repairing MEWPs exposes workshop employees to hazards and risks that vary based on the type of MEWP and the type of service or repair being carried out. Failure to properly identify those hazards and eliminate or manage those risks or failure to follow work or service instructions, could lead to property damage, injury, ill-health or death.

    Added 17 Aug 2021
    Last updated 17 Aug 2021

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    Toolbox Talk A24 EN
  • Be safe in the workshop. Ensure all work on MEWPs is carried out safely.

    Added 17 Aug 2021
    Last updated 17 Aug 2021

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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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    Presentations & Webinars

    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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  • 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.

    Added 2 Aug 2019
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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
  • 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

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    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

    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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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