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  • Training candidates seeking to renew or obtain PAL Cards to operate MEWPs, and those seeking to undertake supervisor/manager courses are being advised to utilise IPAF’s existing options for remote training, as measures are introduced to temporarily extend expiring PAL Cards by up to 90 days for those who complete theory eLearning.

  • Accidents while working at height using MEWPs are proportionally more likely to occur when working in public areas or alongside roads than on controlled work sites such as construction sites or commercial premises, according to IPAF’s latest safety report. The report is now available to view or download free of charge via www.ipaf.org/accident

  • The IPAF Summit & IAPAs 2020 event, scheduled to be held in London, UK, on 23 April 2020, has been postponed and will now be held on 8 October, owing to ongoing concerns and contingency planning in response to the worldwide coronavirus outbreak.

Featured events

  • Featured Conference/Awards

    International Awards for Powered Access (IAPAs)

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    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.

    8 October 2020
    Millennium Gloucester Hotel, Kensington, London, UK
    IPAF Summit & IAPAs rescheduled to October
  • Featured Exhibition

    Bauma 2022

    IPAF will exhibit at Bauma.

    4 - 10 April 2022
    Munich, Germany

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Recently added resources

  • The mobile elevating work platform (MEWP) may be significantly different than the MEWP the operator was trained on, even if the MEWP is of the same group and manufacturer.

    Added 31 Mar 2020
    Last updated

    Resource also available in:

    Know your Machine Toolbox Talk
  • ‘Walking the MEWP’ is the term used when manoeuvring or travelling a mobile elevating work platform (MEWP) using the platform controls from the ground by walking alongside or near the MEWP. This includes those that use an ‘umbilical cord’, radio/remote control or fixed point of control at the chassis.

    Added 31 Mar 2020
    Last updated

    Resource also available in:

    'Walking the MEWP' Toolbox Talk
  • Mobile elevating work platforms (MEWPs) can be used in confined areas, or near overhead structures. When travelling or when elevated there is a risk that the operator or the platform occupant may come in contact with an overhead obstruction. This could result in crushing or entrapment of that person.

    Added 31 Mar 2020
    Last updated

    Resource also available in:

    Avoid Overhead Obstructions Toolbox Talk