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  • IPAF Representatives showcased MEWP safety guidance, including the importance of quality operator training, correct use of PFPE and the Don’t Fall For It! safety campaign – designed to prevent falls from the platform – at OSH India 2022 in Mumbai.

  • IPAF has issued the following statement concerning the use of the platform emergency stop function in MEWPs following safety alert JCPT2223RTB issued by Multiplex on 21 November 2022, and the response from the manufacturer of the MEWP referenced.

  • The introduction of the UK Conformity Assessed (UKCA) marking scheme has been pushed back by a further two years, in a move that will allow CE-marked (EU standard) products to continue to be sold into Great Britain markets until 31 December 2024.

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    CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2023

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    Join IPAF at North America's largest construction trade show. Find us in the Festival Lot - booth F8138.

    14-18 March 2023
    Las Vegas Convention Center, Las Vegas, NV, USA
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    APEX 2023

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    IPAF will be exhibiting at the show at stand 210. APEX is a hub for access professionals and access equipment buyers and brings the access community together in one place for four events: the APEX show, the ERA Convention, the IRE Show and the European Rental Awards dinner.

    6-8 June 2023
    Netherlands

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  • Sara Trabucchi
    Training Manager, Elevo-Kiloutou, Italy

    Added 6 Dec 2022
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    Managing Director, Loxam, Italy

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  • Tyres on Mobile Elevating Work Platforms (MEWPs) can sometimes be the only contact points between the MEWP structure and the ground and are critical to the stability of the MEWP.

    The tyres, whether solid, air filled or polyurethane foam-filled support the weight of the machine while it is in use. In certain boom configurations this can be up to 80% of the total machine weight over one tyre.

    Added 11 Nov 2022
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