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.
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.