IPAF News Feed https://www.ipaf.org/en/news/news.rss en Safety trail and MEWP simulator prove popular at Vertikal Days https://www.ipaf.org/en/news/2018/05/safety-trail-and-mewp-simulator-prove-popular-vertikal-days A safety trail demonstrating the importance of planning ahead for safety when conducting temporary work at height using MEWPs and a virtual reality MEWP simulator were among the main draws on IPAF’s stand at Vertikal Days 2018. Thu, 17 May 2018 14:33:06 +0100 https://www.ipaf.org/Safety%20trail%20and%20MEWP%20simulator%20prove%20popular%20at%20Vertikal%20Days Second IPAF regional meeting of 2018 booking quickly https://www.ipaf.org/en/news/2018/04/second-ipaf-regional-meeting-2018-booking-quickly 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. Fri, 27 Apr 2018 16:56:16 +0100 https://www.ipaf.org/Second%20IPAF%20regional%20meeting%20of%202018%20booking%20quickly IPAF launches 2018 safety campaign at Intermat https://www.ipaf.org/en/news/2018/04/ipaf-launches-2018-safety-campaign-intermat 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.’ Tue, 24 Apr 2018 14:24:20 +0100 https://www.ipaf.org/IPAF%20launches%202018%20safety%20campaign%20at%20Intermat IPAF’s global consultation brings platform simulator to Intermat https://www.ipaf.org/en/news/2018/04/ipafs-global-consultation-brings-platform-simulator-intermat 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. Tue, 17 Apr 2018 11:59:48 +0100 https://www.ipaf.org/IPAF%E2%80%99s%20global%20consultation%20brings%20platform%20simulator%20to%20Intermat Why powered access safety begins with good planning https://www.ipaf.org/en/news/2018/04/why-powered-access-safety-begins-good-planning Intermat,is a chance to showcase IPAF’s new safety campaign for 2018-19. This outlines why operators and managers conducting work at height using MEWPs should plan ahead for safety; carry out proper risk assessments, choose the correct equipment for the job, conduct site and machinery inspections, use trained and familiarised operators under proper supervision and implement adequate segregation from other plant machinery and traffic. Fri, 13 Apr 2018 09:39:30 +0100 https://www.ipaf.org/Why%20powered%20access%20safety%20begins%20with%20good%20planning IPAF supports OSHA Falls From Height safety stand-down https://www.ipaf.org/en/news/2018/04/ipaf-supports-osha-falls-height-safety-stand-down IPAF supports OSHA’s annual safety stand-down as part of its mission to promote the safe and effective use of powered access equipment – IPAF has developed poster artwork and toolbox talk guidance that are available for free download from the www.IPAF.org website as part of IPAF’s Andy Access campaign promoting the safe use of MEWPs and MCWPs. Tue, 10 Apr 2018 12:03:36 +0100 https://www.ipaf.org/IPAF%20supports%20OSHA%20Falls%20From%20Height%20safety%20stand-down MOT exemption for HGV-mounted MEWPs ends https://www.ipaf.org/en/news/2018/04/mot-exemption-hgv-mounted-mewps-ends The end of the current exemption for HGV-mounted Mobile Elevating Work Platforms (MEWPs) from annual MOT inspections in the UK is imminent, with the updated Goods Vehicles (Plating and Testing) Regulations 1988 coming into force on 20 May 2018. Tue, 03 Apr 2018 16:23:53 +0100 https://www.ipaf.org/MOT%20exemption%20for%20HGV-mounted%20MEWPs%20ends New chair for IPAF's North America Regional Council https://www.ipaf.org/en/news/2018/03/new-chair-ipafs-north-america-regional-council The North America Regional Council (NARC) of IPAF has selected Ebbe Christensen of ReachMaster to succeed Teresa Kee of United Rentals as Chair of the Council. Jeff Stachowaik of Sunbelt Rentals, Forrest Hester of Tutus and Matthew Eckstine of Haulotte also joined the council at its latest meeting March 7 at the Miami Hilton Downtown hotel. Tue, 27 Mar 2018 16:42:45 +0100 https://www.ipaf.org/New%20chair%20for%20IPAF%26#039;s North America Regional Council Are you ready for new data protection laws? https://www.ipaf.org/en/news/2018/03/are-you-ready-new-data-protection-laws As of 25 May 2018, the EU introduces new General Data Protection Regulations. It’s not just all EU members states that must comply – any company anywhere in the world that holds data for EU citizens electronically will also have to be aware of the new rules and conform to them. Thu, 22 Mar 2018 09:25:50 +0000 https://www.ipaf.org/Are%20you%20ready%20for%20new%20data%20protection%20laws International Awards for Powered Access winners revealed in Miami https://www.ipaf.org/en/news/2018/03/international-awards-powered-access-winners-revealed-miami Around 300 industry professionals gathered on 8 March 2018 in Miami, USA, to honour the winners of the International Awards for Powered Access (IAPAs). Jointly organised by Access International and IPAF, the IAPAs celebrate best practice and excellence in the powered access industry. <br /> <br /> Those assembled at the Hilton Miami Downtown were also the first to learn that the next edition of the awards ceremony will be held in Dubai, UAE. Fri, 09 Mar 2018 16:41:21 +0000 https://www.ipaf.org/International%20Awards%20for%20Powered%20Access%20winners%20revealed%20in%20Miami