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Good-practice tips for MEWP management

IPAF publish MEWP guide

IPAF publishes guide for rental companies and contractors on how to manage MEWP operations

RENTAL companies and contractors can refer to a good-practice guide produced by the International Powered Access Federation (IPAF) which lists some of the key points that should be considered when managing any type of mobile elevating work platform (MEWP).

The document, ‘Management of MEWPs – Good Practice for Rental Companies and Contractors’, was produced in consultation with manufacturers, contractors, rental companies and other interested parties.


The good-practice guide was produced following requests for guidance on managing ‘large and complex’ MEWPs, however IPAF’s members believe that the key principles of good MEWP management are relevant to all types of MEWP and not limited to ‘large and complex’ machines.

The document guides rental companies and contractors through the entire process from planning and ordering equipment, right up to the point of delivery and during operation. It can be downloaded at the Publications/Technical Guidance section of the IPAF website.


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