IPAF Smart PAL Card to Increase Worksite Safety

The International Powered Access Federation (IPAF) has launched a Smart PAL (Powered Access License) Card which is machine-readable and can be used to ensure that only trained operators can use work platforms on site. Available Read More

December 2nd, 2013 | Tags: , , , ,

IPAF to Focus on AWPs at its Upcoming US Conference

IPAF will focus on aerial work platform management responsibilities at its upcoming safety conference in Orlando, Florida. The event will be held on October 22nd and 23rd at the Bohemian Hotel Celebration, located close to Read More

October 8th, 2012 | Tags: , , , ,

Avoiding Trapping/Crushing Injuries: Best Practice Guidance

The Best Practice Guidance for mobile elevating work platforms (MEWPs) was released by the UK-based Strategic Forum for Construction Plant Safety Group with the aim of avoiding trapping or crushing incidents when these machines are used in Read More

June 13th, 2012 | Tags: , , ,

IPAF Introduces Spreader Plate Calculator

The International Powered Access Federation has launched the “ready reckoner”, a conversion tool that helps operators calculate appropriate spreader plate sizes to ensure the safe use of powered access equipment. This new tool builds on IPAF’s international Read More

Speakers Announced for IPAF Summit

IPAF has released its final list of speakers for its annual summit, which will be held this year in Rome on March 29th.  With the theme “Analysing Accidents to Reduce Accidents” in mind the speakers Read More

February 28th, 2012 | Tags: , , , ,

Personal Fall Protection Best Practice Guide

The Statement of Best Practices of Personal Fall Protection Systems for Aerial Work Platform Equipment is an industry initiative to develop an educational document to clarify when and how to use PFP systems on AWP equipment. It was Read More

Positive trials for new safety system

UK based powered access rental company AFI-Uplift has been trialling a new security system on some of its lifts and has received very positive feedback from those clients that have used it.The new Smart Zone Read More

ICUEE 2011 will Feature Crane and Rigging Safety Demonstrations

The 2011 International Construction and Utility Equipment Exposition (ICUEE), Louisville, Ky., will feature for the first time crane and rigging safety demonstrations from the National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators (NCCCO), Fairfax, Va., and International Powered Access Federation (IPAF), Read More

IPAF Supports Position of Not Using Cranes to Lift People

 IPAF welcomes the position paper issued by the FEM Product Group for Cranes and Lifting Equipment, which states that cranes should not be used for lifting people except in exceptional circumstances where safety requirements have been Read More

PAL Pre Start Inspection Video for AWP’s

In compliance with ANSI standards, operators of aerial work platforms (AWPs) must perform pre-start inspections of machines before use each day or at the beginning of each shift. AWPT (American Work Platform Training), the North Read More

IPAF Report: U.S. Powered Access Rentals will Rise 11 Percent in 2012

The results are based on independent studies conducted by Ducker Research, which used interviews as its main research. The sample of rental companies interviewed represents about 60 percent of the estimated total AWP rental market. Read More

Vertikal Days- The UK’s Lifting Event

  Vertikal Days is just a month away and looks like being the very best ever & space is now just about sold out. There are one or two small spots left in specialized areas and Read More

NCCCO and IPAF Announce New Programs During ConExpo

Enlarge ImageBoth NCCCO’s Graham Brent (L) and IPAF’s Tim Whiteman announced new programs at ConExpo. March 30, 2011 – In a joint news conference during the recent ConExpo show in Las Vegas, Nev., the National Read More