IPAF Webinar: Why MCWPs are the best access system for facade work

Online, via Zoom
14 October 2022, 13:00 - 14:00 GMT +1 (UK time)

Join this webinar and hear from a range of experts discussing Mast Climbing Work Platforms (MCWPs). Romina Vanzi, IPAF's Head of Regional Development & MCWPs will give an overview of how IPAF supports this sector with technical support and a range of training courses.

The webinar will include an update on the MCWP HSE Safety Alert issued by the UK Health & Safety Executive earlier this year and cover the interpretation of the safety elements in the MCWP European regulation EN1495.

Agnès Llibre, Export Manager at EIDE will explore how the different types of MCWP overspeed devices work to safely control the descent of platforms.

Kevin Kevin O'Shea, Director of Safety, at Hydro Mobile Inc will show talk about the advantages of using MCWPs compared to other facade work systems.


Angel Ibanez
Angel Ibanez,
MCWP Global Representative,
Angel is in charge of developing IPAF’s membership services and training programmes for MCWPs and related products (materials hoists, transport platforms and passenger hoists). With 25 years experience in different areas of the machinery, automotive and construction sectors, he has a broad experience in the MCWP and hoist industry worldwide. Previous experience includes: Sales Manager for the Spanish manufacturer Torgar lifting equipment, and latterly as an independent consultant in the sector, advising commercial clients and industry bodies in Europe and Asia, like the Japanese Lift Climber Association, with a focus on developing and adapting industry standards. He has a Master Degree in Industrial Engineering and an MBA.
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Kevin O'Shea
Director of Safety, Hydro Mobile Inc, USA
Kevin is Chairman of the IPAF International MCWP Committee and has been in the Powered Access Industry since 1986 and has been involved with IPAF since the 1990s.   
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Romina Vanzi, Head of Regional Development & MCWPs 
Romina supervises and coordinates IPAF’s operations internationally mainly for non-English speaking countries, including development of new regions. With IPAF since 2006, Romina covered various positions from Spanish Country Representative to Area Manager for Latin Countries. Before joining IPAF, Romina gained over five years' experience in the mast climbing work platform (MCWP) sector, most recently as export manager for Spanish manufacturer Elevadores Goian, and before that as export manager for Electroelsa in Italy. 
Agnès Llibre, Export Manager, EIDE
In her current role, Agnès is responsible for the international business of the company such as sales, logistics, and compliance. She has studied international trade and with has over 15 years of experience; mainly based in commercial departments working in international markets and in different sectors including graphic arts, lighting, and sports. 

The webinar will be hosted by Romina Vanzi, Head of Regional Development & MCWPs, IPAF. 

This webinar will be broadcast via Zoom and will be in English. A recording will be available on IPAF's YouTube channel after the webinar, for anyone unable to watch live.

This webinar is available to sponsor, please contact: faith.cobaine@ipaf.org

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