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 is highlighting at the Intermat construction show from 20 to 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.
All inspection videos and resources can be found at www.ipaf.org/inspections
IPAF will also hold several member meetings during Intermat, including the IPAF Manufacturers’ Technical Committee meeting and Vehicle Mounted Manufacturers’ meeting. Details atwww.ipaf.org/events