This webinar will examine the latest IPAF Global Safety Report which is informed by data submitted to IPAF’s Accident Reporting Portal from 2019 to 2020. The presenters will review some accident data slides from the 2021 report, and then have discussions with the group based on some of the key findings. The webinar will examine trends and touch on the culture and approach of capturing and reporting data.
Being informed of accident statistics can identify training requirements for all who use powered access. Knowing where hazards lie and how to minimise them reflects IPAF’s aim of promoting the safe and effective use of powered access.
Head of Safety & Technical, IPAF
|Brian Parker has worked in the powered access industry for over 25 years, formerly working for IPAF Member AFI-Uplift. Previous to that he served in the UK Forces - Royal Engineers for 8 years.|
QHSE Director, Sunbelt Rentals
|Mark has 25 years’ experience in Occupational Health and Safety, 15 years of which was spent specialising in work at height and plant safety. He is a Chartered Member of the Institute of Safety and Health, the Chartered Institute of Building and is a Chartered Environmentalist. He is the current Chair of IPAF’s International Safety Committee and holds a position on IPAF’s UK Council. He has also been an active member of the UK’s Strategic Forum Plant Safety Group and various IPAF works groups for more than 10 years.|
Head of HSE, Nationwide Platforms
|Alana has almost 20 years’ experience in construction health and safety prior to joining the access industry in August 2020 with Nationwide Platforms. She has worked for some of the UK’s Tier-1 Principal Contractors on major projects throughout the country. Safe working at height, including safe use of MEWPs is something that Alana has been passionate about for many years due to her experience working in the construction industry. Alana is a member of IPAF’s International Safety Committee and the UK Strategic Forum Plant Safety Group and actively contributes to a number of its working groups.|
Director, Access Safety Management
|Chris Wraith has been involved in the Access Rental Industries since 1988, initially delivering and operating mobile elevating work platforms (MEWPs). He joined UK Rental Company Nationwide Access in the mid-1990s, where he progressed from an IPAF Instructor to UK QHSE Manager and gained a first-class honours degree in Safety & Environmental Management. In 2011 Chris joined IPAF as Technical and Safety Executive, where he was actively involved with Standards Bodies, Regulators, Manufacturers and Industry Organisations to review and develop MEWP guidance and good practice worldwide. While at IPAF, he was instrumental in launching the Accident Reporting Portal and introducing the first Andy Access posters. He became a renowned speaker on MEWP safety and regularly had articles published in industry journals. Since establishing his own safety consultancy business in 2017, Chris has built a successful and varied client base within the Access Industry.|
This webinar will be broadcast via Zoom and will be in English, featuring simultaneous translation in Italian, Spanish, German, French, Portuguese, Dutch and Chinese. Simultaneous translation is only available when watching live, using the free Zoom desktop or mobile app. It will not be available if you watch using your web browser. *Please note simultaneous translation is provided subject to demand. IPAF reserves the right to cancel this feature if minimum numbers are not met.
A recording will be available on IPAF's YouTube channel after the webinar, for anyone unable to watch live.
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