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Latest news

  • Registrations are now open for the inaugural IPAF MEWP Safety & Standards Conference, which will take place on 16 May 2019 alongside the Changsha International Construction Machinery Exhibition (15-18 May), Hunan Province, China.

  • IPAF’s latest safety campaign is called Street Smart and emphasises the importance of working safely at height using MEWPs on or next to roads. It is being launched by IPAF at the bauma 2019 expo at Messe München, Munich, Germany, 8-14 April.

Featured events

  • Featured Exhibition

    Vertikal Days

    Vertikal Days 2018 Logo

    IPAF will be exhibiting at Vertikal Days, the largest lifting equipment event for the UK and Ireland. Find us on Stand 404B.

    15 May 2019 - 16 May 2019
    Donington Park, Castle Donington, Derby, UK
  • Featured IPAF Conference

    IPAF Elevation UK

    Save the date for the second IPAF Elevation event. The event is a chance for powered access professionals to meet and network, learn about the latest developments, and celebrate all that is great about our industry.

    27 November 2019
    Doubletree by Hilton, Paradise Way, Coventry CV2 2ST, UK

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Recently added resources

  • Technical Guidance

    IPAF Exhibition Guidelines

    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 4 Apr 2019
    Last updated 18 Apr 2019
    Exhibition Guidelines
  • Workplace

    IPAF Categories

    The IPAF training categories, with abbreviations and brief explanations.

    Added 1 Apr 2019
    Last updated
    IPAF Category Leaflet
  • Publication

    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 27 Mar 2019
    Last updated