IPAF News Feed https://www.ipaf.org/en/news/news.rss en IPAF Summit booking and IAPAs 2019 nominations now open https://www.ipaf.org/en/news/2018/10/ipaf-summit-booking-and-iapas-2019-nominations-now-open Booking is now open for the annual IPAF Summit, which in 2019 will be held for the first time in the Middle East, and at the same time nominations for the International Awards for Powered Access (IAPAs) have opened via www.iapa-summit.info Thu, 18 Oct 2018 09:45:30 +0100 https://www.ipaf.org/IPAF%20Summit%20booking%20and%20IAPAs%202019%20nominations%20now%20open Haulotte is first manufacturer to become IPAF sustaining member https://www.ipaf.org/en/news/2018/10/haulotte-first-manufacturer-become-ipaf-sustaining-member Haulotte, the international MEWP manufacturer, has reached a historic agreement that sees it become one of the first sustaining members of IPAF, which was formally signed at the Europlatform 2018 conference in Belfast, Northern Ireland, on 11 October. Mon, 15 Oct 2018 09:00:00 +0100 https://www.ipaf.org/Haulotte%20is%20first%20manufacturer%20to%20become%20IPAF%20sustaining%20member ‘It’s evolve or die,’ keynote speaker Don Kenny tells Europlatform https://www.ipaf.org/en/news/2018/10/its-evolve-or-die-keynote-speaker-don-kenny-tells-europlatform Adopting advanced technology, embracing change, utilising big data and most importantly relying on a skilled, engaged and energised workforce are the secrets of a successful, sustainable business model and enhancing safety in the powered access rental market, was the key message at this year’s Europlatform conference in Belfast. Thu, 11 Oct 2018 18:00:00 +0100 https://www.ipaf.org/%E2%80%98It%E2%80%99s%20evolve%20or%20die%2C%E2%80%99%20keynote%20speaker%20Don%20Kenny%20tells%20Europlatform IPAF’s three-year strategic plan https://www.ipaf.org/en/news/2018/10/ipafs-three-year-strategic-plan IPAF has published an important document, the IPAF Three-Year Strategic Plan. We created it to help all of us understand the major objectives for the organisation over the next three years, and to measure and demonstrate our progress towards those goals. Mon, 08 Oct 2018 16:10:04 +0100 https://www.ipaf.org/IPAF%E2%80%99s%20three-year%20strategic%20plan Inaugural IPAF Elevation programme draws over 200 attendees https://www.ipaf.org/en/news/2018/10/inaugural-ipaf-elevation-programme-draws-over-200-attendees Representatives from the HSE, CITB and Build UK were among stand-out presenters in a seminar programme that attracted more than 200 delegates across a day of meetings, networking, dining and entertainment at the first ever IPAF Elevation. Mon, 08 Oct 2018 10:25:54 +0100 https://www.ipaf.org/Inaugural%20IPAF%20Elevation%20programme%20draws%20over%20200%20attendees IPAF outlines pathways to becoming a qualified MEWP technician https://www.ipaf.org/en/news/2018/10/ipaf-outlines-pathways-becoming-qualified-mewp-technician Two routes to becoming a qualified MEWP service technician are outlined in IPAF’s new Service Engineer Roadmap – one is aimed at those without an engineering background, the other is a formal apprenticeship leading to IPAF CAP certification. Tue, 02 Oct 2018 15:57:20 +0100 https://www.ipaf.org/IPAF%20outlines%20pathways%20to%20becoming%20a%20qualified%20MEWP%20technician IPAF hosts inaugural Thailand Seminar at INTERMAT ASEAN https://www.ipaf.org/en/news/2018/09/ipaf-hosts-inaugural-thailand-seminar-intermat-asean IPAF hosted its inaugural IPAF Thailand Seminar on 6 Sept in conjunction with INTERMAT ASEAN at the Impact Exhibition and Convention Centre, Muang Thong Than, and around 60 delegates attended to hear an engaging line-up of speakers. Thu, 20 Sep 2018 11:28:21 +0100 https://www.ipaf.org/IPAF%20hosts%20inaugural%20Thailand%20Seminar%20at%20INTERMAT%20ASEAN New IPAF event to build lasting collaborative networks https://www.ipaf.org/en/news/2018/09/new-ipaf-event-build-lasting-collaborative-networks IPAF’s North American Regional Council presents a new networking event addressing some of the most pressing challenges in MEWP (AWP) and MCWP operations today, to be held at the Houston Area Safety Council, Pasadena, Texas, on October 16-17. Wed, 19 Sep 2018 11:18:11 +0100 https://www.ipaf.org/New%20IPAF%20event%20to%20build%20lasting%20collaborative%20networks IPAF makes progress on new service technician framework https://www.ipaf.org/en/news/2018/09/ipaf-makes-progress-new-service-technician-framework IPAF has made significant progress formulating a new MEWP service technician framework, with a new apprenticeship standard accepted for consultation, the first IPAF-recognised MEWP service technicians training now available and an exclusive offer for IPAF members to undertake advanced engineering courses with TVH. Sun, 16 Sep 2018 11:31:58 +0100 https://www.ipaf.org/IPAF%20makes%20progress%20on%20new%20service%20technician%20framework IPAF co-presents webinar on training potential of VR https://www.ipaf.org/en/news/2018/09/ipaf-co-presents-webinar-training-potential-vr Tim Whiteman, CEO of IPAF, joined a webinar to discuss the capabilities and potential of VR and simulators in assisting training for safe operations while working at height, hosted by Engineering News Record (ENR). ‘Upping the Game: The Evolution of Virtual Reality Technology’ in the Construction Industry’ is now available to view online. Fri, 14 Sep 2018 11:08:09 +0100 https://www.ipaf.org/IPAF%20co-presents%20webinar%20on%20training%20potential%20of%20VR