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  • Mike Ashton is to take up post as IPAF’s new International Safety & Technical Advisor, bringing to the role expertise from his more than 25 years in industry technical, training and business management positions in the UK, the Middle East and Australia.

  • Judges for the prestigious International Awards for Powered Access (IAPAs) have been named, as the entry deadline of 1 December looms. The IAPAs will be hosted alongside next year’s Summit of the International Powered Access Federation (IPAF), at the Millennium Gloucester Hotel, Kensington, London, on 10 March 2022.

  • Putting up and removing seasonal decorations can quickly turn into a festive hangover if those tasked with the work do not know how to select the correct type of MEWP, overlook the need to use professionally trained operators and supervisors, or if they try to save time or money by not following safe working practices, IPAF has warned.

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    IPAF UK Market Report

    IPAF has worked together with Ducker to research the size of the UK powered access market, this data is correct as of November 2021.

    Added 25 Nov 2021
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    Health & Safety Magazine

    All IPAF members have access to a discounted subscription to the Health & Safety International magazine, IPAF members can subscribe for as little as £40 instead of the original £115. 

    Added 12 Nov 2021
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  • MEWPs (Mobile Elevating Work Platforms) can operate in many environments. In some situations, hazards may be identified that are difficult to be seen by the operator, such as blind spots and provide another set of eyes on activities in the work area, including moving traffic or pedestrians. In these cases, a spotter may be used but they must be competent and authorized.

    Added 5 Nov 2021
    Last updated 5 Nov 2021

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