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  • 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
    IPAF Guidance on Buying a Pre-Owned MEWP

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    IPAF-Journal

    Krafthand Media has published this year's edition of the German-language IPAF-Journal magazine. The circulation of 40,000 copies is distributed through IPAF member companies and training centres to customers, course participants and other interested parties, as well as through the recipients of bd-baumaschinenendienst and GaLaBau magazines to companies in the construction industry. In addition, a digital version is available on the internet as an eMagazine.

    Added 25 May 2018
    Last updated 25 May 2018
    IPAF Journal 2018
  • The 2018 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 26 Apr 2018
    Last updated 15 Jun 2018
    IPAF Rental Market Reports 2018
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    IPAF Powered Access

    The IPAF Powered Access magazine is the federation’s UK annual journal and one of its most successful publications.

    Added 10 Apr 2018
    Last updated 10 Apr 2018
    IPAF Powered Access 2018
  • 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
  • This symbol is designed to help operators locate the auxiliary lowering controls. It should be clearly visible from the outside of the machine.

    Added 9 Apr 2018
    Last updated 30 Jul 2018
    Auxiliary Controls Decal ST-468-1117-1
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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 Annual Report

    The IPAF Annual Report gives an overview of the year's activities and achievements.

    Added 8 Mar 2018
    Last updated 19 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
  • Correct MEWP selection. Always use the right machine for the job.

    Added 1 Jan 2018
    Last updated 1 Jan 2018
    Andy Access A18
  • Setting up on a slope? Outriggers and spreader pads must be on level and stable ground.

    Added 1 Jan 2018
    Last updated 1 Jan 2018
    Andy Access A17
  • Caution with guardrails. Be careful not to trap your fingers when lowering or raising guardrails.

    Added 1 Jan 2018
    Last updated 1 Jan 2018
    Andy Access A16
  • Danger keep well clear. Operate from the platform or stand clear to avoid injury.

    Added 1 Jan 2018
    Last updated 1 Jan 2018
    Andy Access A15
  • Do not jump out of the platform. Always use the correct exit gate and step out using three points of contact.

    Added 1 Jan 2018
    Last updated 1 Jan 2018
    Andy Access A14
  • Register pre-owned machines. Make sure you register with the manufacturer to get product updates.

    Added 1 Jan 2018
    Last updated 1 Jan 2018
    Andy Access A13
  • Overhead obstructions. Always be aware and avoid crush hazards when moving the platform.

    Added 1 Jan 2018
    Last updated 1 Jan 2018
    Andy Access A12
  • Keep clear of overhead cables. You do not need to touch the power cables to be electrocuted – electricity can arc!

    Added 1 Jan 2018
    Last updated 1 Jan 2018
    Andy Access A11