The illustrious panel of speakers for the 2015 IPAF Summit includes Jordan Barab, deputy assistant secretary at the US Department of Labor and second in command at OSHA, and top management from leading access equipment companies JLG and Riwal.
Jointly organized by Access International, Access Lift & Handlers and the International Powered Access Federation (IPAF), the IAPAs celebrate best practice and excellence in the powered access industry.
The 2015 IPAF Summit will focus on how new technologies will change the face of the access industry in the next five to 10 years and look at how existing technologies are still battling to open up new markets around the world.
Andy Studdert, chairman & CEO of US-based NES Rentals, and deputy president of IPAF, spoke at the recent IPAF ElevAÇÃO conference in São Paulo, Brazil, giving access companies valuable insights into safety, creating value and preparing for a downturn.
The International Powered Access Federation (IPAF) has appointed Maurizio Quaranta as its country representative for Italy with effect from March 1, 2015, following restructuring to better meet the needs and requirements of the Italian market.
Mobile elevating work platforms are one of the safest ways to perform temporary work at height and IPAF is urging the industry to keep the use of this equipment safe by ensuring that pre-start inspections are done before starting any work.
To celebrate the one millionth PAL Card ever issued, IPAF is calling all valid PAL Card holders to enter a draw for some amazing prizes. The PAL Card expires after five years and there are currently more than 500,000 valid PAL Cards worldwide.
Frank Nerenhausen, president of JLG Industries, is the keynote speaker at the IPAF Summit and he will explore emerging technologies and their potential application in the access industry under the title “Gimmicks or the Next Reality."
The International Powered Access Federation (IPAF) will be highlighting its presence at bauma China with a networking reception on Nov. 26, 2014 to mark the opening of the IPAF China office and the launch of IPAF operator training materials in Chinese.
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.
This year's edition focuses on training requirements for the use of complex machines such as 180-foot self-propelled booms and atrium lifts; how Tier 4 emission regulations are affecting AWP owners; new ANSI regulations, market updates and more.
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.
Getting North American contractors to embrace training has always been a challenge. Getting them to spend time and money on high-quality training is even more difficult, excuses for workers going untrained hold less and less weight.
Should additional requirements be added to ensure the safety of operators at extreme heights or in complex settings? We asked several industry stakeholders for their opinions on this subject. Following is an excerpt from that discussion.