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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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  • The IPAF Operators’ Safety Guide for Mobile Elevating Work Platforms (also known as Aerial Work Platforms) is a pocket-size publication that sets out the recommended working practices for the safe operation of MEWPs/AWPs over a wide range of applications, from initial checks, through transport and positioning on site, to carrying out the required tasks.

    Added 1 Jan 2018
    Last updated 1 Jan 2018

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    IPAF MEWP Operators’ Safety Guide
  • All MEWPs/AWPs rely on the condition of the ground on which they stand for their stability. This applies equally to those which require the use of jacks or outriggers and those which operate free on wheels. It is essential that an assessment of ground conditions is made before travelling, using or setting up a MEWP on any surface.

    Added 1 Jan 2018
    Last updated 1 Jan 2018

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  • Mast Climbing Work Platform (MCWP) Thorough/ Frequent Examination form.

    Added 1 Jan 2018
    Last updated 1 Jan 2018

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  • Technical Guidance

    MEWP Safety Alert Protocol

    The purpose of this guidance is to develop a standard approach to the generation and circulation of safety alerts in the MEWP industry.

    Added 1 Jan 2018
    Last updated 1 Jan 2018

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  • Scissor lifts are not designed to hold banners. Attaching banners to a scissor lift will increase the surface area and create a "sail board” effect which will destabilize or potentially turn over a MEWP.

    Added 1 Jan 2018
    Last updated 1 Jan 2018

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    Scissor lift MEWP with banner overturning
  • A secondary guarding device is a piece of equipment which can be fitted to a Mobile Elevating Work Platform (MEWP), also known as aerial work platform (AWP), in addition to the primary guarding systems and is intended to further reduce the risk of entrapment and/or provide an alert that an entrapment situation has occurred.

    Added 1 Jan 2018
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  • Technical Guidance

    Power Lines Guidance

    Mobile Elevating Work Platforms (MEWPs), also known as Aerial work platforms (AWPs), are probably the safest way of doing temporary work at height. Stay safe
    when near to power lines/conductors. Electrocutions were the single largest cause of fatalities to MEWP/AWP operators in the US in 2012.

    Added 1 Jan 2018
    Last updated 1 Jan 2018

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    Powerlines
  • Technical Guidance

    Guidance on MEWP Security

    It is essential that MEWPs are secured and managed correctly to ensure that only competent and nominated personnel operate the equipment in accordance with the employer’s safe system of work. All MEWPs should be stored in a safe and secure manner when left unattended.

    Added 1 Jan 2018
    Last updated 1 Jan 2018

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  • Mobile Elevating Work Platform (MEWP) Pre-Use Inspection Checklist.

    Added 1 Jan 2018
    Last updated 1 Jan 2018

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  • This guidance is intended to assist companies to demonstrate the independence, impartiality and integrity of the 2nd party inspection/examination bodies that they employ.

    Added 1 Jan 2018
    Last updated 1 Jan 2018

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  • This guideline sets out recommendations to ensure that MCWPs are installed, maintained, examined and used in a safe manner.

    Added 1 Jan 2018
    Last updated 1 Jan 2018

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  • Mast Climbing Work Platform (MCWP) Handover Certificate

    Added 1 Jan 2018
    Last updated 1 Jan 2018

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  • Mast Climbing Work Platform (MCWP) Load Chart

    Added 1 Jan 2018
    Last updated 1 Jan 2018

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  • Technical Guidance

    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

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  • Technical Guidance

    Guidance on Emergency Rescue

    Normal and auxiliary control systems built into a mobile elevating work platform (MEWP) will allow the operator to bring the platform of the machine safely to ground level under controlled conditions. It is extremely unusual not to be able to lower the platform using these controls or for all of these systems to fail. The following is an example of a rescue plan for people who work at height using a MEWP.

    Added 1 Jan 2018
    Last updated 5 Nov 2021

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  • Attach Your Lanyard: Always attach the lanyard in boom type machines.

    Added 1 Jan 2018
    Last updated 17 May 2021

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    Andy Access A1
  • 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 17 May 2021

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    Andy Access A14
  • Caution when loading and unloading. Always plan for a safe delivery.

    Added 1 Jan 2018
    Last updated 17 May 2021

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    Andy Access A7
  • Danger keep well clear. Operate from the platform or stand clear to avoid injury.

    Added 1 Jan 2018
    Last updated 17 May 2021

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    Andy Access A15
  • Know your machine. Familiarization helps prevent incorrect use.

    Added 1 Jan 2018
    Last updated 17 May 2021

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    Andy Access A2
  • Overhead obstructions. Always be aware and avoid crush hazards when moving the platform.

    Added 1 Jan 2018
    Last updated 17 May 2021

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    Andy Access A12
  • Register pre-owned machines. Make sure you register with the manufacturer to get product updates.

    Added 1 Jan 2018
    Last updated 17 May 2021

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    Andy Access A13