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.
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’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.
IPAF will be exhibiting at the show at stand 210. APEX is a hub for access professionals and access equipment buyers and brings the access community together in one place for four events: the APEX show, the ERA Convention, the IRE Show and the European Rental Awards dinner.
IPAF's Innovate event sees teams work together in small groups to create achievable solutions to known industry issues. The 2022 summary paper provides an overview of each topic, including "Preventing Workers Falling From MEWPs" and "Operator Training & Retraining".
Operating MEWPs alongside roads can cause death or serious injury to operators or members of the public if the tasks are not adequately planned and machinery not positioned correctly. Due to the close working environment and proximity with other equipment, passing vehicles, buildings and pedestrians, the risk of a MEWP being impacted is significantly increased.