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.
IPAF has received a letter from UK Minister of State for Disabled People, Mike Penning MP calling for an urgent review of the time taken by the Health & Safety Executive (HSE) to respond to a fatal accident involving a MEWP.
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...
The powered access equipment industry has huge potential in Turkey, although it is facing competition from the heavy use of low-cost alternatives such as personnel baskets with knuckle boom cranes and scaffolding.
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.
The third International Powered Access Federation (IPAF) U.S. Convention offers those who work with aerial lifts and mast climbing work platforms - either as a manager, operator or instructor - the opportunity to keep up to date with industry...
The first meeting of a working group created by the IPAF UK Country Council to consider whether additional training should be recommended or required of operators of very large booms and scissors was held June 26 at Vertikal Days.