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  • A safety walk demonstrating the key risks involved in conducting temporary work at height using Mobile Elevating Work Platforms (MEWPs) alongside roads or in public places was among the main draws on the International Powered Access Federation (IPAF) stand at Vertikal Days 2019 at Donington Park near Derby, UK, 15-16 May.

  • A recruitment campaign is underway to find two key appointments to roles at the International Powered Access Federation (IPAF). IPAF is currently seeking a Membership Coordinator, based at its head office in Cumbria, UK, and a Regional Representative for South Korea, with closing dates for applications in June.

  • IPAF has had an injunction awarded by the High Court of Madras against Capital Equipment Services Ltd (CESL) of Chennai, India, which had sought to copy and distribute IPAF’s training materials as its own MEWP operator course.

Featured events

  • Featured IPAF Conference

    IPAF Elevation UK

    Save the date for the second IPAF Elevation event. The event is a chance for powered access professionals to meet and network, learn about the latest developments, and celebrate all that is great about our industry.

    27 November 2019
    Doubletree by Hilton, Paradise Way, Coventry CV2 2ST, UK
  • Featured IPAF Conference

    IPAF ElevAÇÃO 2020

    IPAF ElevAÇÃO

    IPAF ElevAÇÃO is the most important event of the powered access industry in Brazil and Latin America. In its seventh year, the two-day conference will help delegates broaden their knowledge of safety issues and legislation, and gives an opportunity to meet other industry professionals to share experiences and network.

    3 - 4 February 2020
    São Paulo, Brazil

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Recently added resources

  • Technical Guidance

    IPAF Exhibition Guidelines

    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
    Last updated 18 Apr 2019
    Exhibition Guidelines
  • Workplace

    IPAF Categories

    The IPAF training categories, with abbreviations and brief explanations.

    Added 1 Apr 2019
    Last updated
    IPAF Category Leaflet
  • Publication

    IPAF-Journal

    Krafthand Medien hat die diesjährige Ausgabe des IPAF Journal veröffentlicht. Die Auflage von 40.000 Exemplaren wird über die IPAF Mitgliedsbetriebe und Schulungszentren an Kunden, Kursteilnehmer und Interessenten ausgegeben, sowie über die Empfänger des bd-baumaschinendienst an Unternehmen des Bauhauptgewerbes und im GaLaBau verteilt. Zudem ist eine digitale Version im Internet als ePaper verfügbar.

    Added 27 Mar 2019
    Last updated 27 Mar 2019