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.
IPAF is investing resources in Southeast Asia to support its rapidly growing membership in the region, where IPAF has members across China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, South Korea, Malaysia, Singapore, Taiwan and Thailand.
With the eLearning module, trainees complete the theory (traditional classroom) part of the course online at their own pace and time, using the same material as in a classroom session and learning the same subjects.
There are now half a million valid PAL Cards (Powered Access Licences) worldwide, marking the success of IPAF’s voluntary, industry-led operator training program in keeping the use of powered access equipment safe.
The powered access industry is reporting more accidents through IPAF’s voluntary program. This reveals there were 53 fatalities worldwide in 2013 involving aerial work platforms (AWPs), according to IPAF’s accident database.
The Strategic Forum for Construction Plant Safety Group (SFPSG) sub-group for Mobile Elevating Work Platforms (MEWPs) has unanimously agreed to change the terminology used for additional equipment or device(s) which can be fitted to a MEWP/AWP in order to...
Jur Kamsteeg, previously training supervisor at Riwal, is joining IPAF Benelux as business development manager from December 2013. He will work closely with Hans Aarse, IPAF’s representative for the Benelux.