IPAF Webinar: Why MCWPs are the best access system for facade work

Added 21 Ott 2022
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This webinar explores the benefits of using mast climbing work platforms for facade work over other available options. Also included is an update on the MCWP HSE Safety Alert issued earlier this year by the UK Health & Safety Executive (HSE), and interpretation of the safety elements in the MCWP European regulation EN1495.

Romina Vanzi will host and introduce the webinar and give an overview of how IPAF supports the Mast Climbing Work Platform sector.

Angel Ibanez will cover the implications of the MCWP safety alert issued by the UK HSE and the current situation.

Agnès Llibre will explore how different types of MCWPs overspeed devices work to safely control the descent of platforms.

Kevin O'Shea will talk about the advantages of using MCWPs compared to other facade work systems.

Please note: this webinar is available in English only.


Angel Ibanez
Angel Ibanez,
MCWP Global Representative,
Angel is in charge of developing IPAF’s membership services and training programmes for MCWPs and related products (materials hoists, transport platforms and passenger hoists). With 25 years experience in different areas of the machinery, automotive and construction sectors, he has a broad experience in the MCWP and hoist industry worldwide. Previous experience includes: Sales Manager for the Spanish manufacturer Torgar lifting equipment, and latterly as an independent consultant in the sector, advising commercial clients and industry bodies in Europe and Asia, like the Japanese Lift Climber Association, with a focus on developing and adapting industry standards. He has a Master Degree in Industrial Engineering and an MBA.
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Kevin O'Shea
Director of Safety, Hydro Mobile Inc, USA
Kevin is Chairman of the IPAF International MCWP Committee and has been in the Powered Access Industry since 1986 and has been involved with IPAF since the 1990s.   
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Romina Vanzi, Head of Regional Development & MCWPs 
Romina supervises and coordinates IPAF’s operations internationally mainly for non-English speaking countries, including development of new regions. With IPAF since 2006, Romina covered various positions from Spanish Country Representative to Area Manager for Latin Countries. Before joining IPAF, Romina gained over five years' experience in the mast climbing work platform (MCWP) sector, most recently as export manager for Spanish manufacturer Elevadores Goian, and before that as export manager for Electroelsa in Italy. 
Agnès Llibre, Export Manager, EIDE
In her current role, Agnès is responsible for the international business of the company such as sales, logistics, and compliance. She has studied international trade and with has over 15 years of experience; mainly based in commercial departments working in international markets and in different sectors including graphic arts, lighting, and sports. 

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