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The introduction of the UK Conformity Assessed (UKCA) marking scheme has been pushed back by a further two years, in a move that will allow CE-marked (EU standard) products to continue to be sold into Great Britain markets until 31 December 2024.

IPAF has issued the following statement concerning the use of the platform emergency stop function in MEWPs following safety alert JCPT2223RTB issued by Multiplex on 21 November 2022, and the response from the manufacturer of the MEWP referenced.

IPAF’s ePAL mobile application for operators of MEWPs and MCWPs has been recognised by Lift & Access magazine in the US, being awarded a prestigious LLEAP Gold accolade in the Aftermarket Support Products & Services category.

Attendees at the recent ALH Conference have been urged to adopt the ANSI suite of standards related to the design, safe-use and training of Mobile Elevating Work Platforms (MEWPs) in the US ahead of them being adopted into law by OSHA.

Representatives of IPAF have paid tribute to “dear friend” Cliff Goring of Alimak, a Senior IPAF Instructor and CAP assessor, who has died following a short illness.

Members and non-members who log data to IPAF’s accident reporting portal are now able to access improved dashboard functions that allow them to track their safety statistics against the wider industry, following work to enhance and updated the portal’s user interface.

Operators can now benefit from quality ISO-certified MEWP training in Estonia and Latvia, which join Lithuania in being able to offer courses developed by IPAF via Ramirent, which now has IPAF-certified training centres across the Baltic countries.

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