IPAF Takes the Safety Experience to bauma

The IPAF Safety Experience at the bauma 2013 construction show, to be held April 15-21 in Munich, Germany, will feature a walk-through learning experience on how to use powered access equipment safely and effectively. The IPAF stand N1115 in the outdoor area will highlight the “Spread the load” campaign promoting the correct use of spreader plates, share results and findings from the accident reporting database, and provide a meeting point for members to network and discuss issues in a relaxed setting.

“When people work at height, they still tend to turn to traditional methods without first thinking if mobile elevating work platforms or mast climbing work platforms might make the job safer and more productive,” said IPAF CEO Tim Whiteman. “Falls from height are still the single largest killer in the workplace – powered access is a good way of solving this problem. The IPAF Safety Experience at bauma is all about showing people what powered access equipment is, what it can do and how to use it safely for the best results.”

As part of IPAF’s ongoing “Job Access” project to attract young people to the powered access industry, visitors to the stand will be invited to take a short interactive quiz. This quiz takes the audience on a learning tour of safety themes to consider when using powered access equipment, using eye-catching graphic art and snappy phrases.

The IPAF Manufacturers’ Technical Committee will meet on April 17, 2013 at 9 a.m. at the IPAF stand. The IPAF Stand Reception will also be held on April 17 at 2 p.m. All IPAF events around bauma, including the IPAF Press Conference, will be listed at www.ipaf.org/events

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