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  • All rental/hire members of the International Powered Access Federation (IPAF) in the UK have “levelled up” to the IPAF Rental+ minimum standard, which assures people seeking to hire mobile elevating work platforms (MEWPs) that an IPAF member company will conform to the highest industry standards of safety and professionalism.

  • Leading manufacturers have been invited to sign a pledge to ensure all operators of boom-type MEWPs wear a full-body harness and correct lanyard at a special event hosted by IPAF on 5 September, during the BICES event in Beijing, China.

  • More than 50 delegates attended the first ever IPAF workshop on training and safety standards to be held in Oman, answering demand in the country to establish robust standards to improve operator safety and technical inspections of MEWP machines.

Featured events

  • Featured IPAF Conference

    IPAF ElevAÇÃO 2020


    IPAF ElevAÇÃO is the most important event of the powered access industry in Brazil and Latin America. In its seventh year, the two-day conference will help delegates broaden their knowledge of safety issues and legislation, and gives an opportunity to meet other industry professionals to share experiences and network.

    3 - 4 February 2020
    São Paulo, Brazil
  • Featured Conference/Awards

    International Awards for Powered Access (IAPAs)

    IAPA 2020 Logo

    Save the date for the 2020 IPAF Summit in London. The IAPAs are the most prestigious and respected awards in the powered access industry and they take place in the evening after the IPAF Summit. The IAPAs celebrate best practice and excellence in the industry and each year an independent judging panel of access industry leaders vote to determine the winners.

    23 April 2020
    Millennium Gloucester Hotel, Kensington, London, UK

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  • Publication

    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 22 Aug 2019
    Last updated
    IPAF Elevating Safety Magazine 2019
  • 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
    Last updated
    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