Conference, Networking & Gala Dinner Tuesday 25 September 2018 DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, Coventry, UK   ELEVATION Programme The conference is hosted by Tim Whiteman – CEO & Managing Director, IPAF 13:30 Coffee and registration 14:00 Welcome and introduction Richard Whiting – UK Market General Manager, IPAF 14:10 CITB update – engagement and future plans Mark Noonan – Industry […]


“These figures are a wake up call”, says PASMA, the international not-for-profit authority for the mobile access tower industry, commenting upon the HSE’s annual figures for work-related fatal injuries for 2017/2018. At 144, the figure represents an increase of nine fatalities over 2016/17, despite an overall, long-term reduction in the number of fatalities since 1981.(1). […]

MEWP safety film launched at best-attended IPAF Asia Conference

The International Powered Access Federation (IPAF) has premiered a short film warning people not to cut corners when using Mobile Elevating Work Platforms (MEWPs) to conduct temporary work at height at its Asia Conference and Showcase 2018 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The hard-hitting film depicts an employee who complains to his boss about a faulty […]

IPAF report shows continuing boom for MEWP rental market

The global Mobile Elevating Work Platform (MEWP) rental market is booming, with UK MEWP hire once again outstripping the wider construction industry by two to one, and sustained recovery in places such as Spain, France and Brazil that suffered during the economic downturn, according to the latest analysis from the International Powered Access Federation (IPAF). At the […]


The Health & Safety Event at the NEC, Birmingham, 10-12 April 2018, marks the launch of a completely new charity dedicated exclusively to the work at height sector. The No Falls Foundation – sponsored by PASMA and supported by all eleven member organisations of the Access Industry Forum (AIF) – makes its official debut in […]

Edge Protection Systems – Which One Is Right For Your Project?

In modern day construction and refurbishment, two basic types of edge protection are commonly seen, with other, more specialist solutions also available. Understanding what systems are appropriate to your project and what that system must be capable of is vital to the safety of those working near an edge and those below it. The Edge […]

IPAF outlines consultation on virtual reality and platform simulators

A global consultation is to be launched by the International Powered Access Federation (IPAF) to establish the possibilities for powered access training and safety guidance afforded by new technology such as virtual reality and platform simulators. VR is now a reality and IPAF’s worldwide network of almost 700 approved training centres are looking for guidance […]

IPAF to brief cross-party MPs’ inquiry into work at height

Key spokespeople for the International Powered Access Federation (IPAF) are working closely with a new all-party working group of Westminster MPs, whose aim is to cut the alarming number of workplace fatalities in the UK that are caused by falls from height. IPAF president Nick Selley and UK Market General Manager Richard Whiting attended the […]

IPAF makes MEWPs available in global BIM library

A selection of 3D virtual Mobile Elevating Work Platforms (MEWPs) and Mast Climbing Work Platforms (MCWPs) is now available in the National Building Information Modelling (BIM) Library with more to follow thanks to the efforts of experts from the International Powered Access Federation (IPAF). BIM is increasingly recognised and employed around the world by architects […]

NASC 2017 Health & Safety Awards presented at NASC AGM

The biennial NASC Health & Safety Awards were presented by Karren Brady CBE, business woman, football director, and star of TV’s The Apprentice, and Des Moore, the newly appointed NASC President, and CEO of the TRAD Group, in front of a packed audience of members and guests attending the NASC AGM at the Intercontinental Park […]