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  • Featured Technical Guidance

    F1: Familiarisation

    Before using a MEWP you must be trained to the applicable MEWP classification and be familiarised on the specific machine. Familiarisation is required on any MEWP that is significantly different in weight, height, length or complexity to the MEWP on which training took place. The operator, supervisor, ground person/rescuer, service engineer and demonstrator all need adequate familiarisation to undertake their duties. 

    Added 19 Jun 2019
    Last updated 19 Jun 2019
  • The 2019 Rental Market Reports are now available. The award-winning reports, produced by Ducker Research, are presented in an easy-to-read format and are the definitive guide to the powered access rental markets.

    Added 23 May 2019
    Last updated 3 Jun 2019
    Award winning IPAF rental reports now available
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    IPAF MEWP Safety & Standards Conference Presentations

    Presentations from the IPAF MEWP Safety & Standards Conference (16 May 2019 at the Changsha International Construction Machinery Exhibition, China).

    Added 20 May 2019
    Last updated 24 May 2019

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    United States - MEWP Regulations and Standards

    Information on, and links to, the United States regulations and standards for Mobile Elevating Work Platforms (MEWPs), formally known as Aerial Work Platforms (AWPs).

    Added 28 Nov 2018
    Last updated 4 Jan 2019
  • Films & Videos

    Plan Ahead

    IPAF’s latest safety campaign highlights the main contributing factors to falls from the MEWP platform and how these can be avoided to ensure all those working with MEWPs plan for safety from the ground before work starts.

    Added 30 Oct 2018
    Last updated 30 Oct 2018
    Plan Ahead Safety Campaign
  • Technical Guidance

    Rescue of Persons from MEWPs

    This publication gives guidance to the organisation that has control of the planning, management and use of the MEWP on-site.

    Added 24 Oct 2018
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  • IPAF's enhanced eLearning module is part of its full training programme for mobile elevating work platforms (MEWPs). The eLearning module delivers flexibility and interactive tools, with the same emphasis on practical training.

    Added 14 Sep 2018
    Last updated 14 Sep 2018
    IPAF eLearning
  • A selection of 3D virtual Mobile Elevating Work Platforms (MEWPs) and Mast Climbing Work Platforms (MCWPs) is now available for use in Building Information Modelling (BIM).

    Added 1 Sep 2018
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    IPAF MEWP and MCWP BIM models
  • Publication

    IPAF Elevating Safety

    IPAF Elevating Safety is an annual magazine dedicated to promoting aerial lift safety in the US market. It is published for IPAF by AC Business Media in August each year.

    Added 1 Sep 2018
    Last updated
  • Films & Videos

    Choose Safety

    IPAF has created a film warning people not to cut corners when using MEWPs to carry out temporary work at height, launching it at its Asia Conference & Showcase 2018 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

    Added 19 Jul 2018
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    Choose Safety - A Short MEWP Safety Film by IPAF
  • Stickers

    Spread the load!

    Spread the load! Spreader plates should always be used with boom-type MEWPs when fully supported on their outriggers.

    Added 1 Jul 2018
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    Spread the load! Spreader plates should always be used with boom-type MEWPs when fully supported on their outriggers.
  • Stickers

    Clunk Click!

    Clunk Click! Wear a full body harness with a short lanyard in boom type platforms.

    Added 1 Jul 2018
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    Clunk Click! Wear a full body harness with a short lanyard in boom type platforms.
  • Are you trained to use this equipment? If not, you should be! Ask your rental company about IPAF training.

    Added 1 Jul 2018
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    Are you trained to use this equipment?
  • MEWP 1a, 1b, 3a, 3b, MCWP and PAV Category Stickers.

    Added 1 Jul 2018
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    MEWP 1a, 1b, 3a, 3b, MCWP and PAV Category Stickers
  • This machine is equipped with sensors for overloading and tilt - certain functions will stop when limits are exceeded. Read the operator’s manual.

    Added 1 Jul 2018
    Last updated
    This machine is equipped with sensors for overloading and tilt
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    British Standards Online

    The British Standards Online (BSOL) is a comprehensive online standards library with over 90,000 internationally recognised standards. IPAF members have access to search and browse the library and full read access to a collection of specific MEWP and MCWP standards.

    Added 1 Jun 2018
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  • A Toolbox Talk on understanding a mobile elevating work platform (MEWP) rescue plan.

    Added 9 Apr 2018
    Last updated 9 Apr 2018
    Andy Access A6
  • A Toolbox Talk on understanding a mobile elevating work platform (MEWP) rescue plan.

    Added 9 Apr 2018
    Last updated 9 Apr 2018
    Andy Access A4
  • A Toolbox Talk on the use of personal fall protection equipment (PFPE) to reduce the risk of falling from a mobile elevating work platform (MEWP).

    Added 9 Apr 2018
    Last updated 9 Apr 2018
    Andy Access A1
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    Accident Data Summary Reports

    IPAF’s accident reporting project, launched in 2012, is compiling a comprehensive record of known accidents. The accident data gathered enables IPAF to improve the content of training programmes, develop technical guidance, target specific high-risk professions or activities, and provide research findings to bodies developing and drafting new industry standards.

    Added 21 Mar 2018
    Last updated 21 Mar 2018
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    IPAF Member Logos

    This IPAF logo is for use by members to show affiliation with IPAF. It can be used on a wide range of members' material such as letterheads, websites and advertisements.

    Added 15 Feb 2018
    Last updated 15 Feb 2018
    IPAF Member Logos
  • Do not interfere with ties. A mast climbing work platform (MCWP) needs all of the ties for stability.

    Added 1 Jan 2018
    Last updated 2 Feb 2018
    Andy Access AM2
  • Don't overload the Platform. Always respect the load chart and follow the manufacturer’s guidance for its intended use.

    Added 1 Jan 2018
    Last updated 1 Jan 2018
    Andy Access AM1