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

Online, via Zoom
14 October 2022, 13:00 - 14:00 (GMT)
Join IPAF for a webinar focusing on why Mast Climbing Work Platforms (MCWPs) are the best access system for facade work. The webinar will feature discussions on the MCWP Safety Alert issued by the UK Health & Safety Executive; the interpretation of the safety elements in the MCWP European regulation EN1495; the explanation of how the different types of MCWP overspeed devices work and 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.
Brian Parker
Brian Parker
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. He holds a NEBOSH Diploma in Occupational Health & Safety and is also a Mental Health First Aid Instructor. Brian has been an IPAF Instructor for over 20 years and represented on many committees during this time. He carries out work on UK and International committees i.e. BSI Committee MHE12/1, CEN/TC/98/WG1 and ISO/TC214 Committee. He proudly served in the UK Forces - Royal Engineers for 8 years with overseas operational tours. 
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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

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.

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