There were 23 fatalities worldwide involving mobile elevating work platforms (MEWPs), also known as aerial work platforms (AWPs), in the first half of 2014, according to findings from IPAF’s accident database.
Cordelia Clarke Julien, director, training and safety programs, Prevention Office, Ontario Ministry of Labor, will speak at the IPAF North American Convention that will be held on Oct. 1-2, 2014 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Europlatform is a one-day conference targeted at managers of rental companies with access fleets. It is organized by the International Powered Access Federation (IPAF) with Access International as exclusive media partner.
This international event is a great opportunity for industry professionals in the US and Canada to participate, have exposure and network with key personnel from manufacturers, dealers, rental companies and users from around the world.
A valid PAL Card is international proof that the cardholder has been trained to operate powered access equipment safely and effectively. PAL Cards can be issued in standard or Smart PAL Card (machine-readable) versions.
Sunstate recently became an IPAF Training Center and had several people from their training department become approved instructors for the AWPT (American Work Platform Training) operator training program.
IPAF exists to promote the safe and effective use of powered access equipment worldwide. That was the objective of its founding members and is its theme at the APEX trade show from 24 to 26 June 2014 in Amsterdam.
The IPAF Manufacturers’ Technical Committee has elected Phillip Godding, senior product safety and reliability engineer, JLG, as chairman, and Ian McGregor, product safety manager, Skyjack, as vice-chairman.
John Ball, owner of Velocity Rental Solutions and a past president of the International Powered Access Federation (IPAF), will deliver the keynote address at the IPAF Asia Conference on May 9, 2014 in Singapore.
The aerial industry provides safer alternatives for working at height, but the work is going higher under challenging conditions, and the new 180-foot booms offer new opportunities, said Matt Fearon, president of Terex AWP.
Close to 500 people from 28 countries attended the International Awards for Powered Access (IAPAs) on April 3 in Windsor, UK, which saw 14 winners recognized for best practice, excellence and innovation in the industry.