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Latest news

  • In response to new safety requirements due to COVID-19 and following IPAF’s guidance to training centres, Nationwide platforms has successfully completed an online instructor-led MEWPs for Managers course for construction contractor Skanska.

  • IPAF is supporting from The No Falls Foundation, the first and only UK charity dedicated exclusively to the work at height sector, urging workers to ‘Be Safe, Don’t Fall, Stay Alive!’, as lockdown eases and UK construction activity begins to increase.

  • 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.

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

    Vertikal Days 2018 Logo

    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