MEWP accident reports rise but fatality rate falls

Despite reports increasing over the past year, the fatality rates of the leading types of accidents have declined – an encouraging sign that collective action across the powered access industry to tackle key underlying causes of accidents is starting to take effect, according to the latest report from the International Powered Access Federation (IPAF) based […]

17/07/2023 - 14:40 pm

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

Vertical mast lift market expects 4.8% growth by 2032

The global vertical mast lift market is estimated at US$ 1.54 billion in 2022 and is expected to expand at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 4.8% through 2032. Vertical mast lifts are designed to work efficiently in compact spaces and aisles. As such, there is huge demand across various applications, especially in the […]

13/09/2022 - 14:34 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

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

HMRC answers IPAF FAQs on end to red diesel rebate

The International Powered Access Federation (IPAF) has secured additional guidance for the powered access industry on the upcoming end to the rebate on red diesel for plant machinery, in the form of a FAQ sheet prepared specially by HM Revenue & Customs in response to a recent meeting of the IPAF UK Country Council. The […]

15/02/2022 - 12:00 pm
Snorkel A46JRTE

Snorkel’s First Lithium-Powered Boom

Snorkel has unveiled its first lithium powered boom lift. The A46JRTE benefits from higher torque than the diesel equivalent, which results in increased traction and improved rough terrain performance. The electric motor also delivers 62 per cent less job site noise – and with no engine fan, dust generation is reduced for safer and cleaner […]

22/09/2021 - 16:49 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

Palazzani recommends spiders to install and maintain 5G antennas.

Palazzani has noticed that through pandemic at least one sector, the development of 5G, has provided work for its spider platforms – those in the 37 to 52m range being the most requested for this type of work. Despite the pause in the world economy imposed by the pandemic, the development of mobile technology and […]

11/12/2020 - 14:02 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

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