Safety Campaigns

IPAF promotes the safe and effective use of powered access. It achieves this through a growing range of safety campaigns and initiatives. Join us in keeping the industry safe.

Andy Access

Contractors, end-users and rental companies are urged to download free poster artwork for use in their daily operations, as part of IPAF’s Andy Access campaign promoting the safe use of AWPs/MEWPs. 

Free poster artwork for download

Back to Basics

Aerial Work Platforms (AWPs) soon to be know as Mobile Elevating Work Platforms (MEWPs) are designed to provide safe access for temporary work at height, but they are only a safe option if the work is planned and managed appropriately. Accidents can be prevented, through proper planning, risk assessment, and management and supervision of work at height, including operation by trained and familiarized operators.


No Banners on Scissor Lifts

Many scissor lifts are specifically designed for indoor use only with zero wind, they are not designed to hold banners. Attaching banners to a scissor lift will increase the surface area and create a "sail board” effect which will destabilize or potentially turn over a AWP/MEWP.

Free poster artwork for download

Avoiding Electrocutions: Stay Alive at Height

Stay safe when near to power lines/conductors with AWPs/MEWPs. Electrocutions can be prevented through proper planning, risk assessment and management of work at height, including thorough operator training and familiarization.

Leaflets, posters, videos, guidance and resources


Videos, guidance and resources on pre-start inspections and thorough examinations

Exiting the Platform at Height

Mobile elevating work platforms (MEWPs) are specifically designed to lift people to a position where they can work at height safely within the platform. There are exceptional cases where MEWPs may be used to gain access to or from a work area at height.

Accident Reporting

IPAF is calling on all manufacturers, rental companies, contractors and users to report any known fatal and serious accidents involving AWPs or MCWPs worldwide.

Accident Database

Avoiding Trapping/Crushing: Secondary Guarding

The US edition of guidance aimed at avoiding trapping or crushing incidents when aerial work platforms (AWPs/MEWPs) are used in confined overhead spaces.

Guidance and resources

Spread the Load!

IPAF is calling for the proper assessment of ground conditions and the correct use of stabilizers, outriggers and spreader plates.

Guidance, videos, conversion tool and poster downloads

Moving tracked spider-type platforms

Posters are available that illustrate key safety points to observe when moving and using tracked spider-type platforms, also known as atrium lifts. These machines tend to be narrow and could become unstable if proper attention is not given to the extension or retraction of the outriggers when travelling.

Free poster artwork for download

Click It: The campaign for lives

Click It is a worldwide campaign calling for all users of boom type platforms to wear a full body harness with a short restraint lanyard attached to a suitable anchor point.

Guidance and downloads – International Powered Access Federation (IPAF)