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IPAF urges industry to keep MEWP use safe

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International Powered Access Federation to focus on machine pre-start inspections at Intermat

MOBILE elevating work platforms (MEWPs) are one of the safest ways to perform temporary work at height and the International Powered Access Federation (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.

This is the message that IPAF will be highlighting at the Intermat construction show from 20–25 April 2015 in Paris, France.

In addition to demonstrations showing how to carry out a pre-start inspection, IPAF will feature its latest safety videos which provide visual tours of how to conduct pre-start inspections for scissor lifts (mobile verticals, 3a) and booms (mobile booms, 3b). Each video lasts about 10 minutes and is currently available in English (UK and US), German, French, Italian, Dutch, Spanish, Portuguese and Chinese.

The not-for-profit Federation will also promote its range of resources on the subject of inspections, including the popular inspection key tags, which provide a handy reminder of points to cover for pre-start and workplace inspections.

IPAF will also hold several member meetings during Intermat, including the IPAF Manufacturers’ Technical Committee meeting and Vehicle Mounted Manufacturers’ meeting.

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