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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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    Financial Advice on Behalf of Top Service

    Financial advice & articles published on behalf of Top Service, a credit control company. These articles are exclusive to IPAF Members.

    Added 15 Jul 2021
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  • In this webinar broadcasted on 7 July 2021, expert guest speakers examine the three main areas to ensure safe and effective use of MCWPs, covering the entire lifecycle of these machines.

    Added 8 Jul 2021
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  • Mobile elevating work platforms (MEWPs) are designed to lift people to a position where they can work at height safely in the platform. MEWPs are not designed to be used as an overhead anchor point. Using them as such is not recommended.

    Added 1 Jul 2021
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    Do not use MEWPs as an Overhead Anchor
  • Presentations & Webinars

    IPAF Webinar: Global Safety Report

    This webinar, broadcasted on 22 June 2021, examines the latest IPAF Global Safety Report which is informed by data submitted to IPAF’s Accident Reporting Portal from 2019 to 2020.

    Added 24 Jun 2021
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  • Is the Nominated Ground Rescue Person familiarised? MEWPs are all different. Learn and practice the ground controls and the auxiliary/emergency lowering controls and procedures on your machine.

    Added 9 Jun 2021
    Last updated 26 Jul 2021

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    A23
  • MEWP operator training now can follow a training standard that provides methods and guidelines to prepare MEWP training materials, defines administrative criteria, and delivers elements required for proper training. Training is a critical part of becoming a qualified person to complete the task of operating a MEWP. Understand what you must require and expect for training selected for your MEWP operators and the value it will deliver to your operations. Ensure you are selecting quality compliant training! This webinar took place on 27 May 2021.

    Added 27 May 2021
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  • This webinar, broadcasted on 20 May 2021, explores issues around the future of environmental sustainability in the powered access industry and what we can do now to make a difference.

    Added 21 May 2021
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  • Do not use a damaged harness, lanyard or connector. Always conduct a pre-use check before using your personal fall protection equipment (PFPE).

    Added 17 May 2021
    Last updated 17 May 2021

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    Andy Access A21
  • When working at height in a Mobile Elevating Work Platform (MEWP), one of the leading causes of death and severe injury is falls from the platform. This toolbox talk looks at the risks and how to prevent falling from the platform.

    Added 26 Apr 2021
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    Toolbox Talk A1
  • Harnesses and lanyards prevent severe injury or death by preventing falls from MEWPs, therefore it is essential that you check the condition and function before every use. Through use, PFPE could become damaged, worn or lose parts. These checks must be repeated before every use.

    Added 26 Apr 2021
    Last updated 26 Apr 2021

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    Toolbox Talk A21 EN
  • This webinar addresses why and how a MEWP Specific Safe-Use Plan should be properly developed. It will also look at how to execute the plan to ensure the specific MEWP-user responsibilities for application, inspection, training, maintenance, repair and safe operation of Mobile Elevating Work Platforms (MEWPs) are satisfied. This webinar took place on 22 April 2021.

    Added 22 Apr 2021
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    IPAF Webinar: Selecting the Correct MEWP

    This webinar (broadcast on 24 March 2021) looks at the importance of selecting the correct MEWP for the job to enable work to be carried out safely and effectively. Presenters: Brian Parker, Head of Safety & Technical (IPAF), Mark Keily, QHSE Director (Sunbelt Rentals Limited) and Paul Roddis, Training Manager (IPAF).

    Added 31 Mar 2021
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  • This webinar (broadcast on 10 February 2021) looks at the role of a MEWP Safe Use Plan in the prevention of accidents involving MEWPs.

    Added 15 Feb 2021
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    IPAF Accident Reporting Portal - Members' Dashboard

    This interactive dashboard for IPAF members allows access to an anonymised and limited set of data, all gathered through IPAF's worldwide accident reporting project www.ipafaccidentreporting.org and approved for release by the IPAF Accident Working Group.

    Added 1 Feb 2021
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  • This webinar (broadcast on 20 January 2021) examined data from the IPAF accident reporting portal specifically in relation to loading and unloading. Viewers learned how this data informs the content of IPAF’s recently updated Safe Loading & Unloading course to address known hazards and how to prevent them.

    Added 26 Jan 2021
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  • ERA Equipment CO2 Calculator, a free to use and independent tool for evaluating the carbon emissions of construction equipment.

    Added 14 Jan 2021
    Last updated 30 Sep 2022

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  • IPAF presenters Giles Councell, Director of Operations and Romina Vanzi, Head of Regional Development & MCWPs look at what IPAF has been doing over 2020 despite the challenging climate, and what exciting projects are in store for 2021! This is the recording of the webinar that took place on 10 December 2020.

    Added 15 Dec 2020
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  • Get an insight into the latest and most up-to-date powered access rental market data available.

    Added 20 Oct 2020
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  • Resources and recording of the webinar that took place on 16 September 2020, on how IPAF's worldwide accident reporting project is reducing accidents through intelligence.

    Added 16 Sep 2020
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  • Resources and recording of the webinar that took place on 15 July 2020, with IPAF and guest presenters Kate Pasterfield of Sponge and Darren Verschuren of Serious Labs.

    Added 15 Jul 2020
    Last updated 30 Sep 2022

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  • All employers have the obligation to provide their workers with a worksite that is free from recognized hazards that can result in harm to the employees. Mobile Elevating Work Platform (MEWPs) industry standards provide the roadmap for employers to meet their responsibilities. The webinar took place on 25 February 2021.

    Added 24 Jun 2020
    Last updated 24 Jun 2021

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  • Guidance for where a Thorough Examination cannot be carried out on a MEWP, MCWP or Construction Hoist due to COVID-19

    Added 9 Jun 2020
    Last updated 9 Jun 2020

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    COVID-19 Guidance for thorough examinations