News  >  Events

IPAF at Korean Safety Expo

IPAF recently exhibited at the K-Con Safety Expo 2023 on 13-15 September. Roberto Kim, IPAF’s Korean representative and Raymond Wat, South East Asia regional manager were on hand to talk to attendees about the new eLearning courses available in South East Asia. The MEWP Operator course eLearning is now available in Korean and Chinese as […]

05/10/2023 - 13:11 pm
News  >  Research

Accident reporting for EWPs rise but deaths fall

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 - 14:43 pm

IPAF guidance on avoiding power lines

Comprehensive new guidance outlining key principles and ways to reduce risks when using mobile elevating work platforms (MEWPs) in the vicinity of power lines, with the aim of helping to reduce electrocution and electric shock incidents, was launched by the International Powered Access Federation (IPAF), as part of its High Voltage! targeted global safety campaign, […]

03/04/2023 - 09:49 am
News  >  Events

Save the date’ notice for Asia Conference 2023

The International Powered Access Federation (IPAF) has announced that its annual Asia Conference & Showcase will be held in 2023 in Bangkok, Thailand, on 2-3 August. This year will see the second in-person Asia Conference since the pandemic, following a successful return in Singapore last July. The two-day event will consist of a full-day conference […]

30/03/2023 - 13:03 pm
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

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