Second IPAF regional meeting of 2018 booking quickly

Mercure Hotel, Haydock

The second International Powered Access Federation (IPAF) Regional Meeting of the year is booking up fast, as attendees confirm their places for an evening of exceptional speakers and industry networking at the Mercure Hotel in Haydock, Merseyside.

Following on from IPAF’s popular regional meeting for the North East and Yorkshire, which saw around 50 attendees enjoy presentations on topics as diverse as diabetes awareness, drink and drugs policies in the workplace, and a comprehensive history of the changing dynamics of Platform Rental in the UK, the next regional meeting is being held on Wednesday 9 May from 6pm aimed at attendees from across the North West.

The line-up of presentations features John Chandler, Strategic Accounts & Business Development Manager for Genie, talking about the design & safe use of MEWPS, Steve Wildman and Adele Doran from the Commercial Training Team of Merseyside Fire & Rescue talking about work at height and the importance of having a rescue plan in place, and Sam Wilkinson, Senior Training Instructor at SpanSet Ltd, who will talk about ways to evacuate a MEWP in an emergency.

Richard Whiting, IPAF’s UK Market General Manager, will jointly host the event with Kirk Bancroft, Account Manager at SpanSet Ltd, and will also give an overview and update on the work of IPAF, including how members can get more involved. The presentations will be followed by a general Q&A session, buffet and networking.

There is a subsidised charge of £10 (inc VAT) per head for IPAF members, £15 (inc VAT) per head for non-members. To find more details and to book please visit; there are two more regional events in the UK in IPAF’s calendar; the UK/Ireland Members’ Event on 25 September and the final regional meeting of 2018 on 28 November in the South East, venues to be confirmed.

Other news you might be interested in

  • The latest selection of award-winning Andy Access posters has now been released by IPAF, taking the total number in the series so far to 20. IPAF advises employers to download a poster a month and to make them part of their ongoing safety messaging.

  • A campaign emphasising the importance of planning ahead for safety when conducting temporary work at height using MEWPs has been launched by IPAF at Intermat 2018 in Paris, France. ‘Safety at height begins before you’ve even left the ground.’

  • Visitors to the International Powered Access Federation (IPAF) stand at Intermat 2018 in Paris, France, 23-28 April, will be able to try their hand at using a MEWP at height without ever leaving the ground thanks to an advanced virtual reality (VR) Mobile Elevating Work Platform (MEWP) simulator being showcased as part of the federation’s ongoing worldwide consultation on the technology.