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  • When a MEWP is delivered or collected from a site, loading and unloading on the public highway should be avoided wherever possible. The aim is to minimise risk to employees and members of the public by ensuring delivery vehicles park away from public highways and pavements.

    Added 23 Feb 2024
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    Loading Unloading MEWPs Public Highways Mockup - EN
  • Mobile Elevating Work Platforms (MEWPs) are supplied with both ground and platform controls to comply with International MEWP design standards. Manufacturer’s operators’ manuals identify that the primary operator control station is in the platform and that the ground controls should only be used to carry out pre-use inspections without anyone in the platform, or for emergency descent purposes as part of a rescue plan.

    Added 25 Jan 2024
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    Toolbox Talk A35 EN
  • Never elevate the platform occupants from the ground controls. There is an increased risk of crushing/entrapment if you elevate people from the ground control position.

    Added 25 Jan 2024
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    A35

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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
  • 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 30 Sep 2022

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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

    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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  • Directives, Laws & Standards

    User 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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  • Directives, Laws & Standards

    Dealer Guidance on CSA B354 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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  • Directives, Laws & Standards

    User Guidance on CSA B354 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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  • 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 9 Mar 2022

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  • A selection of 3D virtual Mobile Elevating Work Platforms (MEWPs) and Mast Climbing Work Platforms (MCWPs) is now available for use in Building Information Modelling (BIM).

    Added 1 Sep 2018
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    IPAF MEWP and MCWP BIM models
  • Stickers/Decals

    Category Stickers

    MEWP 1a, 1b, 3a, 3b, MCWP and PAV Category Stickers.

    Added 1 Jul 2018
    Last updated 13 Dec 2019

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    Category Stickers
  • This machine is equipped with sensors for overloading and tilt - certain functions will stop when limits are exceeded. Read the operator’s manual.

    Added 1 Jul 2018
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    This machine is equipped with sensors for overloading and tilt
  • Stickers/Decals

    Spread the load!

    Spread the load! Spreader plates should always be used with boom-type MEWPs when fully supported on their outriggers.

    Added 1 Jul 2018
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    Spread the load! Spreader plates should always be used with boom-type MEWPs when fully supported on their outriggers.
  • Stickers/Decals

    Click-it!

    Click-it! Wear a full body harness with a short lanyard in boom type platforms.

    Added 1 Jul 2018
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    Clunk Click! Wear a full body harness with a short lanyard in boom type platforms.
  • Are you trained to use this equipment? If not, you should be! Ask your rental company about IPAF training.

    Added 1 Jul 2018
    Last updated

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    Are you trained to use this equipment?
  • Workplace

    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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  • Directives, Laws & Standards

    Malaysia Safe Use of MEWP Guidelines 2018

    Guidelines for Malaysia, for the safe use of mobile elevating work platforms (MEWPs).

    Added 25 Apr 2018
    Last updated

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    Malaysia Safe Use of MEWP Guidelines 2018