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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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  • This webinar explores the benefits of using mast climbing work platforms for facade work over other available options. Also included is an update on the MCWP HSE Safety Alert issued earlier this year by the UK Health & Safety Executive (HSE), and interpretation of the safety elements in the MCWP European regulation EN1495. Webinar sponsored by: Alimak and Maber

    Added 21 Oct 2022
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  • Debbie Lewis
    IPAF Independent Instructor, UK

    Added 18 Oct 2022
    Last updated 15 Nov 2022

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  • Quickly rescuing someone who has become trapped at height can make a very significant difference to the injuries sustained – it may be the difference between life and death.

    Added 14 Oct 2022
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    Toolbox Talk AM3 EN
  • The loading of people and materials is critical to the safe operation of hoists. Unsecured loading could have an adverse effect and lead to serious injury or death of personnel. This TBT provides information on loading hoists correctly.

    Added 14 Oct 2022
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    Toolbox Talk AH1 EN
  • Do you have a rescue plan? Always have a rescue plan in place for mast climbing work platforms (MCWPs) and construction hoists.

    Added 14 Oct 2022
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    AM3 EN
  • Don’t overload the hoist. Stay within the hoist rated capacity and observe the limits of the machine.

    Added 14 Oct 2022
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    AH1 EN
  • Emily Bonsall
    Managing Director, Certora Training, UK

    Added 6 Oct 2022
    Last updated 15 Nov 2022

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  • Adele Coupe
    Training Manager, Certora Training, UK

    Added 6 Oct 2022
    Last updated 15 Nov 2022

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  • Watch the webinar to discover the true scope of IPAF’s training portfolio and why contractors, manufacturers and operators alike seek out IPAF as their number one choice of training provider in the powered access industry. You’ll hear from guest speakers as well as finding out about the latest course releases and what’s next in terms of planned new courses. Webinar sponsored by Hinowa and GemOne.

    Added 5 Oct 2022
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  • Mobile Elevating Work Platforms (MEWPs), are a safe and effective means of access for undertaking temporary work at height tasks. It is important to remember a MEWP is only as safe as the person who is operating it. If this equipment is used incorrectly, unsafely or by inexperienced people, accidents and fatalities are more likely to happen.

    This Toolbox Talk provides some safety measures which can reduce the risk of falls from the platform.

    Added 30 Sep 2022
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    A30 TBT EN
  • Don't fall for it! Position your MEWP correctly and always stay inside the platform guardrails with both feet on the platform floor.

    Added 30 Sep 2022
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    Andy Access A30
  • Mobile elevating work platforms (MEWPs) are a safe way of providing temporary access at height for tree care work and vegetation control. Overgrown or overhanging trees and vegetation require management and MEWPs provide an ideal solution for this. This task is necessary in both urban and rural locations – often in public areas close to pedestrians and passing traffic. Pruning or removing branches can be a hazardous task, especially if trees are in the proximity of power lines or communications cables or the platform is poorly positioned in relation to the work area.

    Added 21 Sep 2022
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    Tree Worker on a MEWP
  • Manuela Vender
    Sales and Marketing Director, Easy Lift, Italy

    Added 12 Sep 2022
    Last updated 12 Sep 2022

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  • Linda Betts
    Major Accounts Manager, Access Platform Sales, UK

    Added 30 Aug 2022
    Last updated 15 Nov 2022

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  • Kate Bell
    Head of UK Training, Nationwide Platforms, UK

    Added 30 Aug 2022
    Last updated 15 Nov 2022

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  • The webinar examines the components of the IPAF Rental+ scheme, how it aligns with the construction Common Assessment Standard and the measurable benefits to rental companies. Speakers will highlight the advantages contractors and end users enjoy when using a rental company that holds the IPAF Rental+ standard. Sponsored by MCS, Sinoboom, Palazzani, Hinowa and insphire.

    Added 21 Jul 2022
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  • Presentations & Webinars

    IPAF Webinar: Women in Leadership

    This is the first webinar in the three-part IPAF Women in Powered Access series an outcome of the IPAF Women in Powered Access Initiative. Host Ali Moore is joined by panellist speakers Oana Samoila, Vicki Allen and Debbie Hameetman.

    Added 21 Jul 2022
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    IPAF Webinar: Work Life Balance

    This is the second webinar in the three-part IPAF Women in Powered Access series an outcome of the IPAF Women in Powered Access Initiative. Host Ali Moore is joined by panellist speakers Caroline Woodward, Pamela Penny and Marta Lucani.

    Added 21 Jul 2022
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    IPAF Elevating Safety

    IPAF Elevating Safety is an annual magazine dedicated to promoting MEWP (aerial lift) safety in the US market. It is published for IPAF by AC Business Media in August each year.

    Added 13 Jul 2022
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    IPAF Elevating Safety 2023
  • Megan Campbell
    Apprentice Engineer, Summit Platforms, UK

    Added 4 Jul 2022
    Last updated 15 Nov 2022

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  • Ele Ioannou
    Operations Manager, Mr Plant Hire, UK

    Added 4 Jul 2022
    Last updated 15 Nov 2022

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  • Catherine McCreedy
    Apprentice Engineer, Speedy Powered Access, UK

    Added 4 Jul 2022
    Last updated 15 Nov 2022

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