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IPAF sets out draft MEWP service technician guidance

2017/03/06

Who is qualified to maintain Mobile Elevating Work Platforms (MEWPs) is one of the questions that has been vexing the powered access industry for some time, now the International Powered Access Federation (IPAF) has taken the first steps towards developing internationally recognized qualifications...[more]


IPAF brings ‘back to basics’ safety stations to Conexpo 2017

2017/03/02

The theme of IPAF’s Lift Safety Zone at Conexpo 2017 is going “back to basics” in search of greater safety and best practice across the industry. IPAF will be demonstrating the importance of getting the basics right when using MEWPs, whether you’re a supervisor or operator. IPAF will also be...[more]


First speakers announced for IPAF Summit 2017

2017/01/25

Access and safety experts from the US, China and the UK will be among the speakers at the 2017 IPAF Summit, which is being held on 4 April in London, with John Garrison Jr, President of Terex, making the keynote address. The theme of this year’s IPAF Summit is “Safety by Leadership”, and confirmed...[more]


Vehicle-mounted manufacturers technical group meets in Bologna

2017/01/16

The IPAF vehicle-mounted manufacturers technical committee met at the end of 2016 to discuss the latest technical and safety issues. Manufacturer members from across Europe met at the Hotel Cosmopolitan in Bologna, Italy, on 23 November and enjoyed a specially arranged networking event, hosted by...[more]


Public review reopens for comments on proposed US ANSI standards

2017/01/06

IPAF members are encouraged to respond to the next stage of the public review open for comments on the proposed A92 Suite of Standards.Proposed standards BSR/SAIA A92.22: Safe Use of Mobile Elevating Work Platforms (MEWPs) and BSR/SAIA A92.24: Training Requirements for the Use, Operation,...[more]


How Should Service Technicians Become Qualified? Read the Big Debate in IPAF Elevating Safety

2016/08/22

This issues features a first-hand look at eLearning, articles on what the new ANSI and CSA standards mean for end-users, how to safely load and unload equipment, and more. Don't miss IPAF's free eLearning offer.


Use MEWPs Safely in Tree Care

2016/07/04

Mobile elevating work platforms (MEWPs), also known as aerial work platforms (AWPs), are a popular tool in the arboriculture and tree care industry. IPAF has published safety tips for the use of MEWPs in tree cutting to ensure that operators work safely at height.Statistics from IPAF’s accident...[more]


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