IPAF Webinar: Preventing MEWP Mechanical and Technical Failures

Online, via Zoom
14 December 2022, 12:00 - 13:00 (GMT)

MEWP mechanical and technical failures was one of the top seven fatal incident trends as listed in the IPAF Global Safety Report 2022. Every MEWP breakdown not only has an impact on safety but also on efficiency, and has a knock-on effect on the wider project. Minimising the risk of mechanical and technical failure is key to maximising safety, reliability, and prolonging the lifespan of a MEWP. This webinar will explore how to prevent downtime of a MEWP through the implementation of an effective maintenance and inspection programme. We’ll also hear from a rental company, a manufacturer and a contractor to glean their insights on how they plan for the foreseeable, and the unforeseeable, in terms of out of service MEWPs. A panel discussion will also be hosted, showing how sharing feedback from all parties is instrumental to improving safety and reducing machine failure.

This webinar will be broadcast via Zoom and will be in English, featuring simultaneous translation in Italian, Spanish, German, French, Portuguese, Dutch, Korean 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.


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. Previous to that he served in the UK Forces - Royal Engineers for 8 years.
Mike Ashton Headshot Mike Ashton
International Safety & Technical Advisor, IPAF
Mike has worked in the powered access industry for over 25 years and as such, has a strong safety and technical background in the MEWP sector bringing a thorough understanding of the specific standards relating to safe use and design of MEWPs. 
Rob Cavaleri Rob Cavaleri,
Safety & Compliance Manager, Manlift Middle East 
Rob has over 38 years of experience in the access industry, including in Australia, the US, Europe, India and the Middle East. He joined the access industry in 1985 beginning with aluminium towers and light swinging stages, followed by telescopic handlers, Mobile Elevating Work Platforms (MEWPs) and power generators. Rob’s efforts are predominantly around continuous improvement in rental, sales, operations, technical, and training for the Manlift Riwal Group. 
Jim Waldron Jim Waldron
Director for Product Safety, Skyjack UK
In addition to his role with Skyjack, Jim is also a member of various standards committees and industry working groups including the Equipment Manufacturing Federation of Europe and the UK Strategic Forum Plant Safety Group. He is also the Chairman of the IPAF Manufacturers’ Technical Committee. He brings over 15 years of experience from the aerospace sector as an Engineering Manager, responsible for various aspects of airworthiness and safety. He has a master’s degree in Systems Engineering, is a member of the Institute of Engineering and Technology, and holds Chartered Status of the UK Engineering Council. 
Caroline Haslam Caroline Haslam
Head of QSHE
FK Group

Caroline has worked in the construction industry in various sectors for over 30 years as a health and safety professional. She sits on several health and safety working parties including the Rainscreen Priority WG2 looking at competency levels with the rainscreen sector.

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