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Latest news

  • IPAF’s North American Regional Council presents a new networking event addressing some of the most pressing challenges in MEWP (AWP) and MCWP operations today, to be held at the Houston Area Safety Council, Pasadena, Texas, on October 16-17.

  • Tim Whiteman, CEO of IPAF, joined a webinar to discuss the capabilities and potential of VR and simulators in assisting training for safe operations while working at height, hosted by Engineering News Record (ENR). ‘Upping the Game: The Evolution of Virtual Reality Technology’ in the Construction Industry’ is now available to view online.

  • The latest edition of Elevating Safety, IPAF’s magazine for readers in North America, is now available in print and digital format. The 2018 edition contains expert advice and insight into new North American standards, considers the future of powered access, and asks “should ladders be banned from US job sites?”

Featured events

  • Featured IPAF Conference

    Elevation 2018

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    The conference, networking and gala dinner event takes place in the heart of England at the Doubletree by Hilton on the outskirts of Coventry. Elevation is aimed at the UK powered access industry and is open to IPAF members and non-members alike. 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. BOOKING NOW OPEN

    25 September 2018
    Doubletree by Hilton, Paradise Way, Coventry CV2 2ST, UK
  • Featured IPAF Conference

    Europlatform

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    Join us in Belfast, the capital and largest city of Northern Ireland, for what will be our twelfth Europlatform - the essential event for European access professionals in the rental industry.

    11 October 2018
    Europa Hotel, Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK

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Recently added resources

  • A selection of 3D virtual Mobile Elevating Work Platforms (MEWPs) and Mast Climbing Work Platforms (MCWPs) is now available for use in Building Information Modelling (BIM).

    Added 1 Sep 2018
    Last updated
    IPAF MEWP and MCWP BIM models
  • Publication

    IPAF Elevating Safety

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

    Added 1 Sep 2018
    Last updated
  • This machine is equipped with sensors for overloading and tilt - certain functions will stop when limits are exceeded. Read the operator’s manual.

    Added 10 Aug 2018
    Last updated 10 Aug 2018