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  • This webinar investigates the obstacles that prevent progress – from issues with infrastructure, resistance-culture, perceived cost, and awareness of machine capability and, importantly, how we might approach overcoming these blockers and find where the opportunity lies. Guest speakers from different industry perspectives will take the pulse of the ‘fleet electrification culture’, looking at data from different countries and examining how barriers can be overcome.

    Added 20 Jan 2022
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  • MEWPs may encounter wind during operation, this can affect the stability of the machine. MEWPs must be designed and tested to demonstrate stability for operation while exposed to permissible wind speeds or be labelled as designed for indoor use only. Indoor-only MEWPs should only be used in areas where there is no wind force acting on the MEWP. Some MEWPs may be rated for use both indoors and outdoors use.

    Added 16 Dec 2021
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    WIND RATING: USING MEWPS IN WIND
  • IPAF has developed this guide to assist in your development of your MEWP-specific safe-use plan. The ANSI A92.22 MEWP Safe-Use standard specifies requirements for the application, inspection, training, maintenance, repair, and safe operation of MEWPs. A safe-use program specific to MEWPs shall be developed by the user to ensure all responsibilities are met.

    Added 16 Dec 2021
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  • 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
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    This machine is equipped with sensors for overloading and tilt
  • A Practical Approach to Inspection, Maintenance and Thorough Examination of Mobile Elevating Work Platforms (MEWPs). Jointly published for the Strategic Forum for Construction - Plant Safety Group by the CPA and IPAF.

    Added 18 Jun 2018
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    IPAF Italian Members Meeting Presentation

    Presentation from the IPAF Italian members held on 24 May 2018, in Bologna, Italy at Savoia Regency Hotel.

    Added 1 Jun 2018
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  • Presentations from the IPAF Anch’io event held on 24 May 2018, in Bologna, Italy at Savoia Regency Hotel.

    Added 1 Jun 2018
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    IPAF ANCH'IO 2018
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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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  • Directives, Laws & Standards

    Malaysia Safe Use of MEWP Guidelines 2018

    Guidelines for Malaysia, for the safe use of mobile elevating work platforms (MEWPs).

    Added 25 Apr 2018
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    Malaysia Safe Use of MEWP Guidelines 2018
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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
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    IPAF Member Logos
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    Health & Safety

    Added 9 Feb 2018
    Last updated 13 Feb 2018

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    Tree Worker Guidance

    Safety tips for the use of Mobile Elevating Work Platforms (MEWPs) in the tree care industry.

    Added 1 Jan 2018
    Last updated 1 Jan 2018

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    Tree Worker on a MEWP
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    Exiting the Platform at Height (E2)

    Mobile elevating work platforms (MEWPs) are specifically designed to lift people to a position where they can work at height safely within the platform. MEWPs are not designed to transfer people from one level to another, or for people to exit the platform at height.

    Added 1 Jan 2018
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    Access International

    Access International is the official magazine of IPAF.

    Added 1 Jan 2018
    Last updated 19 Sep 2018

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    Raising the Standard

    Raising the Standard is the IPAF bulletin. It is published twice a year and carries news of particular interest to IPAF members, such as developments in legislation and technical standards, and new member services.

    Added 1 Jan 2018
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  • When a MEWP is delivered or collected from a site, loading and unloading (un/loading) on the public highway should be avoided, wherever reasonably practical. The main aim is to eliminate/minimise the risk to employees and members of the public by making arrangements for the loading/unloading or delivery vehicle to park away from the public highway and pavement areas.

    Added 1 Jan 2018
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    Loading and Unloading
  • The Best Practice Guidance for mobile elevating work platforms (MEWPs) was released in July 2010 by the UK-based Strategic Forum for Construction Plant Safety Group with the aim of avoiding trapping or crushing incidents when these machines are used in confined overhead spaces.

    Added 1 Jan 2018
    Last updated 16 May 2019

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    Trapping/Crushing Injuries to People in the Platform
  • The IPAF Operators’ Safety Guide for Mobile Elevating Work Platforms is a pocket-size publication that sets out the recommended working practices for the safe operation of MEWPs over a wide range of applications, from initial checks, through transport and positioning on site, to carrying out the required tasks.

    Added 1 Jan 2018
    Last updated 1 Jan 2018

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    IPAF MEWP Operators’ Safety Guide
  • All MEWPs rely on the condition of the ground on which they stand for their stability. This applies equally to those which require the use of jacks or outriggers and those which operate free on wheels. It is essential that an assessment of ground conditions is made before travelling, using or setting up a MEWP on any surface.

    Added 1 Jan 2018
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  • Mast Climbing Work Platform (MCWP) Thorough/ Frequent Examination form.

    Added 1 Jan 2018
    Last updated 1 Jan 2018

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  • Technical Guidance

    MEWP Safety Alert Protocol

    The purpose of this guidance is to develop a standard approach to the generation and circulation of safety alerts in the MEWP industry.

    Added 1 Jan 2018
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  • Scissor lifts are not designed to hold banners. Attaching banners to a scissor lift will increase the surface area and create a "sail board” effect which will destabilize or potentially turn over a MEWP.

    Added 1 Jan 2018
    Last updated 30 May 2019

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    Scissor lift MEWP with banner overturning