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Latest news

  • 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.

Featured events

  • Featured Exhibition

    CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2023

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    Join IPAF at North America's largest construction trade show. Find us in the Festival Lot - booth F8138.

    14-18 March 2023
    Las Vegas Convention Center, Las Vegas, NV, USA
  • Exhibition

    APEX 2023

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    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.

    6-8 June 2023
    Netherlands

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Recently added resources

  • The purpose of this document is to provide information, and good-practice guidance on means of reducing exposure to trapping
    and crushing hazards while using a MEWP.

    Added 2 Feb 2023
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  • RF is short for radio frequency. RF is any frequency within the electromagnetic spectrum associated with radio wave propagation. When an RF current is supplied to an antenna, an electromagnetic field is created that is able to travel, or spread through space.

    Added 2 Feb 2023
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    Resource also available in:

    TBT A33 EN
  • Stay safe when working around antennas. You are at risk from non-ionising radiation (RF) from transmitting antennas. Always make sure they are isolated and you have a permit to work.

    Added 2 Feb 2023
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    A33