IPAF backs campaign to retain UK Work at Height laws

The International Powered Access Federation (IPAF) has given its backing to the Access Industry Forum’s (AIF) campaign to save UK Work at Height safety regulations, which are set to be repealed as part of a ‘bonfire of EU laws’ by the end of 2023. The AIF, of which IPAF is a member, has given evidence […]

12/12/2022 - 16:10 pm

IPAF ePAL surpasses quarter of a million downloads

The ePAL mobile app for operators of mobile elevating work platforms (MEWPs) and mast-climbing work platforms (MCWPs) from the International Powered Access Federation (IPAF) has now surpassed a quarter of a million first-time downloads. IPAF’s ePAL app was launched in June 2021, with the global roll-out completed earlier this year. The app allows digital certification […]

22/11/2022 - 11:35 am

New catapult effect safety awareness leaflet

A safety awareness leaflet has been issued to warn users of mobile elevating work platforms (MEWPs) about the catapult effect, which can cause occupants to be ejected from the platform, leading to serious injury and death, especially if occupants in boom-type machines are not wearing the correct personal fall protection equipment (PFPE). The leaflet, entitled […]

08/11/2022 - 13:42 pm

IPAF guidance helps keep festive decorations work safe

Workers and managers using Mobile Elevating Work Platforms (MEWPs) to install and remove seasonal decorations and lights are being urged to download a comprehensive new technical guidance booklet that can help to avoid safety issues and to mitigate risks involved in work at height in public areas and alongside roads. The Safe Use of MEWPs […]

18/10/2022 - 17:22 pm

IPAF Global Safety Report analyses ten years of incident data

Falls from the platform, electrocution and platform overturns are the most common incidents leading to serious injuries and deaths over the past ten years. Falls from the platform, electrocution and platform overturns are the most common type of incidents leading to serious injuries and deaths over the past ten years, according to the latest Global […]

03/08/2022 - 17:10 pm

Eagle Platforms is the latest IPAF Sustaining Member

Eagle Platforms has become the latest Sustaining Member of the International Powered Access Federation (IPAF), making it the first UK-headquartered rental and training company in a growing list that includes Alimak, AON (formerly Henderson Insurance Brokers), APEX, Haulotte and Riwal. With headquarters in Anston, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, Eagle Platforms provides powered access machine hire and […]

18/07/2022 - 14:37 pm

The Global Safety Report Is now available  

IPAF’s Global Safety Report 2022 is now available to view online in English. The report covering 2012-21 data, analyses the main causes of serious injuries and fatalities occurring when using powered access machines to conduct temporary work at height. This year’s report has an expanded focus on falls from the platform, and also profiles incidents occurring during […]

05/07/2022 - 15:44 pm

IPAF to make rental market reports free to members

Selected members of the International Powered Access Federation (IPAF) will be eligible to claim a free version of the federation’s Global Powered Access Rental Market Report when the 2022 edition of the publication is published in June – a significant addition to the growing package of IPAF membership benefits. Peter Douglas, CEO and managing director […]

10/05/2022 - 17:31 pm

Riwal becomes latest IPAF Sustaining Member

Riwal has become the latest Sustaining Member of the International Powered Access Federation (IPAF), making it the first rental and training company on a list that includes Alimak, AON (formerly Henderson Insurance Brokers), APEX and Haulotte. With headquarters in Dordrecht, Netherlands, Riwal was founded in 1968 and has grown into a major rental and training […]

05/04/2022 - 13:23 pm

Karin Nars invested as IPAF’s first woman president

A new presidential team has been confirmed for the International Powered Access Federation (IPAF), with Karin Nars of Dinolift officially invested as the federation’s first woman President during its 2022 AGM, held for the first time in three years as a physical meeting following the restrictions of the coronavirus pandemic. In addition to Nars being […]

15/03/2022 - 16:03 pm

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