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  • The webinar examines the components of the IPAF Rental+ scheme, how it aligns with the construction Common Assessment Standard and the measurable benefits to rental companies. Speakers will highlight the advantages contractors and end users enjoy when using a rental company that holds the IPAF Rental+ standard. Sponsored by MCS, Sinoboom, Palazzani, Hinowa and insphire.

    Added 21 Jul 2022
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    IPAF Elevating Safety

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

    Added 13 Jul 2022
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    IPAF Elevating Safety 2021
  • Megan Campbell
    Apprentice Engineer, Summit Platforms, UK

    Added 1 Jul 2022
    Last updated 1 Jul 2022

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  • Mobile elevating work platforms (MEWPs) are not advertising displays. MEWPs are designed to take persons, tools and equipment within the platform to enable the occupants to work safely at height. Attaching a sign or banner to a MEWP will potentially make the MEWP unstable. This can cause an overturn and result in serious injuries to people and damage to property.

    Added 11 Dec 2019
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    Never Attach a Banner to a MEWP Toolbox Talk
  • Ground conditions are critical for the stability of the mobile elevating work platform (MEWP). Unsuitable ground conditions can result in the MEWP overturning with potential loss of life.

    Added 4 Dec 2019
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    MEWP Ground Conditions Toolbox Talk
  • Why is a rescue plan important? Quickly rescuing someone who has become trapped can make a very significant difference to the injuries sustained – it may be the difference between life and death.

    Added 27 Nov 2019
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    MEWP Rescue Plan Toolbox Talk
  • A mobile elevating work platform (MEWP) must be inspected daily or at the start of each shift to make sure it is safe to use; and will not cause an injury to the platform occupants or other personnel.

    Added 20 Nov 2019
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    MEWP Pre-Use Inspection
  • The mobile elevating work platform (MEWP) may be significantly different than the MEWP the operator was trained on. Accidents can occur from operating an unfamiliar MEWP, for example by moving the platform in the opposite direction than intended, or by incorrectly setting up the outriggers.

    Added 13 Nov 2019
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    Know your Machine Toolbox Talk
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    IPAF Categories

    The IPAF training categories, with abbreviations and brief explanations.

    Added 12 Nov 2019
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    IPAF Category Leaflet
  • Be street smart! Manage vehicle and pedestrian traffic. Create a safe working zone.

    Added 24 Sep 2019
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    Andy Access: Be street smart! Manage vehicle and pedestrian traffic. Create a safe working zone.
  • Always check ground loading and use the IPAF calculator to identify if spreader pads are required, determine the correct size of spreader pad.

    Added 24 Sep 2019
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    Andy Access: Use Spreader Pads for your MEWP. Always check ground loading and use the IPAF calculator at www.ipaf.org/pads
  • Working at height is a high-risk activity, take care of your people and be responsible for safety with IPAF's help. IPAF has a range of Andy Access posters, in multiple languages, to help your workforce, covering important mobile elevating work platform (MEWP) and mast climbing work platform (MCWP) safety topics. All to help keep operators safe and prevent accidents.

    Added 2 Aug 2019
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    Andy Access: Safety Starts From The Top
  • Presentations from the IPAF Asia Conference (17 & 18 July 2019, Intercontinental Hotel, Hangzhou, China).

    Added 26 Jul 2019
    Last updated 30 Jul 2019

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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

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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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    IPAF Logos

    The International Powered Access Federation (IPAF) has a collection of logos that can be used by members and non-members, these are detailed on this page. The official IPAF Logo and IPAF.org logo are registered trademarks and can only be used by IPAF or with prior permission from IPAF. As such they are not available for download.

    Added 1 May 2019
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  • Exhibitions, trade fairs and other such shows can be challenging environments in which to operate Mobile Elevating Work Platforms (MEWPs). Special consideration is required when displaying or demonstrating at such events.

    Added 18 Apr 2019
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    Exhibition Guidelines
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    IPAF Summit 2019 Presentations

    Presentations from the 2019 IPAF Summit in Dubai, UAE. The theme for the conference was 'Get Ready for Digitalisation'.

    Added 11 Mar 2019
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    IPAF Summit 2019 in Dubai, with Tim Whiteman Introducing the Conference
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    IPAF Summit 2022 Presentations

    Presentations from the 2022 IPAF Summit in London, UK. The theme for the conference was the 'Evolution of Safety'.

    Added 11 Mar 2019
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    Brian Parker, IPAF Summit 2022
  • The aim of IPAF’s Innovate event 2018 was to address key industry issues with the goal to develop potential solutions to improve the safe and effective use of Mobile Elevating Work Platforms (MEWPs), formerly known as AWPs. To enable this, at the event, key industry players worked together in small groups to deliver achievable solutions which could positively impact the issue at hand. This paper provides a summary of each topic.

    Added 5 Feb 2019
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    IPAF INNOVATE 2018 Workshop Results
  • This strategy paper has been created following an industry-wide consultation into new eXtended Reality (XR) technologies including virtual reality (VR) and MEWP simulators. IPAF members worked with IPAF to produce a policy document on how virtual reality systems can be effectively and safely harnessed to train MEWP operators.

    Added 22 Jan 2019
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    IPAF eXtended Reality XR Strategy Paper
  • Mobile Elevating Work Platforms (MEWPs) provide a safe means for people to conduct temporary work at height. When buying a pre-owned MEWP, it must comply to the safety legislation and meet the relevant standards in the location where it will be operating before it can be used. Every MEWP must be supplied in a safe working condition, with all safety devices functional.

    Added 22 Jan 2019
    Last updated 22 Jan 2019

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    IPAF Guidance on Buying a Pre-Owned MEWP
  • This symbol is designed to help operators locate the auxiliary lowering controls in the event of an emergency following a machine malfunction.

    Added 1 Jan 2019
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    Auxiliary Controls Decal ST-468-1117-1
  • Spreader pad leaflet, including spider-type (1b) machines, and spreader pad poster.

    Added 21 Dec 2018
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    Spider-type and Spreader Pad Leaflet
  • Directives, Laws & Standards

    User Guidance on CSA B354 Standards

    Identify key changes to terminology and definitions, requirements for owners and operators, guidance and requirements on risk assessments, equipment familiarization and requirements for operator and supervisor/manager training that will affect all manufacturers, dealers, owners and users of Mobile Elevating Work Platforms (MEWPs), formerly referred to as Aerial Work Platforms (AWPs), in North America.

    Added 28 Nov 2018
    Last updated 13 Feb 2019

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