News  >  Awards

Summit online success and e-PAL app launched

The IPAF Summit and IAPA (International Awards for Powered Access) took place on 18 March as an online event. Although, at times, slightly reminiscent of Eurovision Song Contests gone by, it was a thoroughly enjoyable and informative event and an opportunity to celebrate some of the best the access industry has to offer. IPAF took […]

19/03/2021 - 13:56 pm

MEWP technician apprenticeship in high demand

The first wave of inductions to a new specialist apprenticeship aimed at certifying MEWP technicians that was developed with assistance from the International Powered Access Federation (IPAF) is complete, with ten places now confirmed. The Level 3 Lift Truck and Powered Access Technician apprenticeship was developed to meet growing demand in the hire and maintenance […]

14/02/2021 - 14:38 pm
News  >  Events

Registration opens for first virtual IPAF Summit and IAPAs

Booking is now open for this year’s Summit of the International Powered Access Federation (IPAF), which will be hosted for the first time ever as a global virtual event in conjunction with a digital prize-giving ceremony for the International Awards for Powered Access (IAPAs) on 18 March 2021, from 3pm GMT. The theme of the […]

10/02/2021 - 14:50 pm

IPAF members key part of supply chain during latest lockdown

The International Powered Access Federation (IPAF) has assured its members and the wider industry that powered access operations remain a vital part of UK construction, facilities, processing and logistics supply chains, and as such companies should continue to operate during the latest national lockdown, in line with safety guidance. Peter Douglas, CEO and managing director […]

06/01/2021 - 13:38 pm

Getting rental right

Rental accounts for around four in every five aerial lift sales worldwide. Dan Jenkins examines how equipment manufacturers are addressing such an important market – and explores how rental companies are adapting their fleet mix to meet changing customer needs. Globally, the MEWP rental fleet hit a major milestone last year when it reached 1.5 […]

10/11/2020 - 14:49 pm

IPAF announces head of safety and technical appointment

Brian Parker has been appointed as the head of Safety and Technical for the International Powered Access Federation (IPAF). He joins from AFI-Uplift Ltd and takes up the post on 2 October, reporting to Peter Douglas, IPAF’s CEO and managing director. Most recently, Parker was group business development manager-Technical Support at AFI and brings 24 […]

21/08/2020 - 14:50 pm

IPAF issues guidance to minimise virus risk

Guidance has been issued by the International Powered Access Federation (IPAF) to assist those using mobile elevating work platforms (MEWPs), mast-climbing working platforms (MCWPs), construction lifts and hoists to work safely and minimise the risk of spreading coronavirus. The new document has been developed and reviewed by IPAF’s safety experts and members with specialist knowledge […]

12/05/2020 - 10:38 am

2019 was strong year for IPAF

The International Powered Access Federation (IPAF) experienced a strong trading year in 2019, reporting growth across the board in terms of membership, training delivery and territories covered, leading to increased revenues, up 8.1% compared to 2018, according to the federation’s latest Annual Report. Once again, increased income from events (up almost 28%) and a 5.9% […]

28/04/2020 - 12:14 pm

Brad Boehler joins the board of Hy-Brid Lifts

Hy-Brid Lifts, an industry leader in high-quality, low-level access equipment, has appointed Brad Boehler to its board of directors. In this role, Boehler will tap into his years of industry experience in both engineering and market development to help guide the strategic direction of Hy-Brid Lifts by Custom Equipment, LLC. Boehler’s career spans nearly 25 […]

10/04/2020 - 10:52 am
News  >  Events

IPAF Summit and IAPAs rescheduled to 8 October

The IPAF Summit and IAPAs 2020, scheduled to be held in London, UK, on 23 April 2020, has been postponed and will now be held on 8 October 2020, owing to ongoing concerns over the worldwide coronavirus outbreak. It will be held at the original venue, the Millennium Gloucester Hotel in Kensington, London. Peter Douglas, […]

17/03/2020 - 13:37 pm

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LHI October 2023

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