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Latest news

  • IPAF is hosting a free webinar on the future of safe learning. The webinar looks at how COVID-19 has impacted training, how IPAF is responding and how employers and powered access operators can utilise different technologies to continue to learn safely.

  • The IPAF Summit & IAPAs 2020, scheduled to be held in London, UK, will now be held over until next year, owing to ongoing uncertainty around the coronavirus pandemic.

  • New guidance has been issued by the UK HSE, following pressure from IPAF to clarify what should happen to machines on work sites that require an update to their safety certificates while the country is still in partial lockdown during the coronavirus outbreak.

Featured events

  • Featured Conference/Awards

    International Awards for Powered Access (IAPAs)

    IAPA Logo 2021

    The IAPAs are the most prestigious and respected awards in the powered access industry and they take place in the evening after the IPAF Summit. The IAPAs celebrate best practice and excellence in the industry and each year an independent judging panel of access industry leaders vote to determine the winners.

    18 March 2021
    Millennium Gloucester Hotel, Kensington, London, UK
    IPAF Summit & IAPAs rescheduled to March 2021
  • Featured Exhibition

    Vertikal Days

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    IPAF will be exhibiting at Vertikal Days which has been postponed to 2021. The venue is tentative at this time.

    12 - 13 May 2021
    Donington Park, Castle Donington, Derby, UK

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Recently added resources

  • Guidance for where a Thorough Examination cannot be carried out on a MEWP, MCWP or Construction Hoist due to COVID-19

    Added 9 Jun 2020
    Last updated 9 Jun 2020

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    COVID-19 Guidance for thorough examinations
  • Featured Presentations & Webinars

    IPAF Webinar: COVID-19 Safe Operating Guidance

    Resources and recording of the webinar that took place on 21 May 2020, with presenter Chris Wraith, Health & Safety professional.

    Added 22 May 2020
    Last updated

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  • This document is intended to provide practical guidance on safety measures to minimize exposure to COVID-19 for anyone using MEWPs, MCWPs or Construction hoists for work activities.

    Added 11 May 2020
    Last updated

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    IPAF COVID-19 Safe Operating Guidance