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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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  • VICKI ALLEN
    MANAGING DIRECTOR & FOUNDER, INTERNATIONAL PLATFORMS, UK

    Added 18 Jul 2023
    Last updated 21 Aug 2023

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  • SAMM REID
    DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS, KINGFISHER ACCESS, UK

    Added 18 Jul 2023
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  • KARI KNOTT
    IPAF INDEPENDENT INSTRUCTOR, UK

    Added 18 Jul 2023
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  • REBECCA MYERS
    EXTERNAL TRAINING MANAGER, NATIONWIDE PLATFORMS, UK

    Added 18 Jul 2023
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  • ABBIE WINSON
    MEWP OPERATOR, UK TOOL HIRE GROUP, UK

    Added 18 Jul 2023
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  • V. RACHANA
    SHEQ & TRAINING MANAGER, MANLIFT INDIA

    Added 17 Jul 2023
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  • In 2023 the International Powered Access Federation, IPAF is celebrating 40 years since its formation back in 1983 from the merger of two associations; International Federation of Hydraulic Platform Manufacturers (IFHPM) and International Work Platform Association (IWPA).

    Added 14 Jul 2023
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    IPAF 40th Anniversary Film
  • Mobile Elevating Work Platforms (MEWPs) should not be used if there is a risk of lightning. If lightning strikes a MEWP it will look for the path of least resistance to earth. This means it can travel from the platform, through the superstructure and tyres to earth. Rubber tyres do not insulate MEWPs.

    Added 10 Jul 2023
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    Toolbox Talk A32 EN
  • Don’t operate a MEWP when there is a risk of lightning. Seek proper shelter and wait until the storm passes.

    Added 10 Jul 2023
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    Andy Access A32
  • CHANTALLE SULLIVAN
    OFFICE AND SUPPLY CHAIN CO-ORDINATOR, INDUSTRIAL CONSTRUCTION (SUSSEX), UK

    Added 7 Jul 2023
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    IPAF Women in Powered Access Mentoring Scheme

    IPAF’s Women in Powered Access initiative are launching a mentoring scheme for Women in the Powered Access Industry who are looking for extra support and guidance to sustain and promote their career within the Powered Access Industry.

    Added 5 Jul 2023
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  • CLAUDIA ALBERTS
    FORMER OWNER, ALSA BORN VERHUUR, NETHERLANDS

    Added 4 Jul 2023
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  • This webinar examines the latest IPAF Global Safety Report which is informed by data submitted to IPAF’s Accident Reporting Portal from 2012 to 2023. The webinar examines trends and touches on the culture and approach of capturing and reporting data. IPAF webinar sponsored by Skyjack, Hinowa, Palazzani, inspHire and GemOne.

    Added 30 Jun 2023
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  • The IPAF Global Safety Report 2023, covering 2012 - 2022 data, analyses the main causes of serious injuries and fatalities occurring when using powered access machines to conduct temporary work at height, highlighting the need to gather more near-miss data from across the industry worldwide to help avoid the most common types of serious accident in future.

    Added 28 Jun 2023
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    Global MEWP Safety Report 2023 - Promo WEB
  • There is a requirement for all lifting equipment, including Mobile Elevating Work Platforms (MEWPs), to specify maximum capacity limits. For MEWPs, this is the safe working load (SWL) which is expressed in kilograms or pounds and includes the maximum number of people allowed in the platform. An overload is the intentional, or accidental, exceeding of these limits.

    Added 7 Jun 2023
    Last updated 27 Jul 2023

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    Toolbox Talk A31 EN
  • Overloaded platforms can become unstable, always understand the machine limits before operating. Distribute the load evenly to prevent tip overs.

    Added 7 Jun 2023
    Last updated 7 Jun 2023

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    Andy Access A31
  • The 2023 Rental Market Reports are now available to order. The award-winning reports, produced by Ducker, are presented in an easy-to-read format and are the definitive guide to the powered access rental markets.

    Added 6 Jun 2023
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    IPAF Rental Market Report Promo - 2 x Awards WEB
  • The webinar explores the findings of the latest IPAF Rental Market Report 2023. The annual report studies a selection of countries/regions on the powered access market size, market dynamics, investments, market trends and drivers, and operational aspects.

    Added 31 May 2023
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  • Position your MEWP correctly and always stay inside the platform guardrails with both feet on the platform floor

    Added 30 May 2023
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  • Understand the ground conditions before operating

    Added 26 May 2023
    Last updated 26 May 2023

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  • Always be aware and avoid crush hazards when moving the platform.

    Added 26 May 2023
    Last updated 26 May 2023

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  • When working in a Mobile Elevating Work Platform (MEWP) at height, you must be aware of the risk of tools, materials and equipment falling from the platform with the potential to injure people working at ground level. It is essential that any items likely to fall are properly secured within the envelope of the platform’s guardrails.

    Added 26 May 2023
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    Toolbox Talk A26 EN