News  >  Events

New IAPA equality, diversity and inclusion award

The International Awards for Powered Access (IAPAs) have added a new category of equality, diversity and inclusion – a key objective of IPAF’s Women in Powered Access intiative. The new award is open to any company or individual who has demonstrated their sustainable commitment to improving equality, diversity and inclusion in the powered access industry. […]

16/11/2022 - 15:14 pm

New catapult effect safety awareness leaflet

IPAF issues a leaflet to warn users of (M)EWPs 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 MEWP Catapult Effect, has been created by […]

08/11/2022 - 13:49 pm

Online safety meeting between Haulotte and IPAF China

Haulotte China and IPAF had a long online conversation about MEWP safety. As hazard factors are not predictive, there is always a risk of accidents, especially when using aerial work platforms. To ensure the safety of operators, Haulotte is doing its utmost to teach users on the safer use of its machines and is working […]

04/08/2022 - 18:53 pm

Genie’s De Kluijver joins the IPAF board

Jacco de Kluijver, the vice president of sales and marketing EMEARI at Terex Aerial Work Platforms (Genie), has been seconded to the board of the International Powered Access Federation (IPAF). De Kluijver has a wealth of experience in powered access, making his entry to the industry with HDW Nederland, Genie’s importer for the Netherlands, in […]

18/01/2022 - 13:25 pm

Appointment to IPAF Safety and Technical team increases global reach

The International Powered Access Federation (IPAF) has appointed Mike Ashton as international safety and technical advisor, bringing to the role considerable expertise from his more than 25 years in industry business management, safety, engineering and training positions in the UK, Middle East and Australia. Mike joins IPAF from Lift Industries which is the Australian distributor […]

09/12/2021 - 14:14 pm
News  >  Training

First MEWP operating license renewals now available by VR simulation

The International Powered Access Federation (IPAF) has approved the Serious Labs, mobile elevating work platform (MEWP) virtual reality (VR) operator training simulator for renewals of its Powered Access License (PAL) Card. Serious Labs is a global leader in virtual reality (VR) heavy equipment training simulators and blended learning solutions. This is the first time that […]

03/10/2021 - 12:29 pm
Products  >  EWPs

IPAF’s ePAL MEWP operator app rolling out in out in new territories

Following its successful launch in the UK and Ireland earlier this year, IPAF’s new mobile app for operators of elevating work platforms (EWPs) and mast-climbing work platforms (MCWPs) is now rolling out in 26 additional countries including: Hong Kong, Malaysia, Myanmar, New Zealand and Singapore. The app brings training certification into the digital era and […]

28/09/2021 - 13:50 pm

IPAF has successful online Summit and IAPAs

Having been carried over from last year the IPAF Summit and Awards took place at an online event on 18 March 2020 hosted by Mark Durden-Smith a sports and lifestyle presenter. Although, at times, slightly reminiscent of Eurovision Song Contests gone by, it was a thoroughly enjoyable and informative event and an opportunity to celebrate […]

22/03/2021 - 21:36 pm
News  >  Training

Haulotte Shanghai welcomes two new IPAF instructors

At the end of February, two engineers from Haulotte Shanghai successfully passed qualification tests and have been appointed as IPAF (International Powered Access Federation) instructors.. These new certifications will enable the Chinese subsidiary to develop its training activities and offer a best-in-class customer service. When he presented the certificates to the two employees, William Fu, […]

22/03/2021 - 08:52 am
News  >  Events

IPAF Summit and IAPA are being held virtually

For the first time the Summit of the International Powered Access Federation (IPAF) and the International Awards for Powered Access (IAPAs) will be hosted as a global virtual event in on 18 March 2021, from 3pm GMT. The theme of the condensed digital summit will be sustainability, and the digital event will be hosted by […]

10/02/2021 - 14:56 pm

New Issue

LHA December 2022

In this month's issue