The 2019 FASET Award winners were unveiled at the trade body’s successful, new-look, new venue AGM event last week – at the stunning Tewkesbury Park in the Cotswolds on Thursday 28th November. The FASET award winners and highly commended – independently judged by Jo-Anne Michael of the Construction Sector Safety Unit (Health & Safety), Gary Walpole of […]

AIF Conference set to shape the work at height agenda

A TOTAL of 13 speakers will address the Access Industry Forum’s (AIF’s) second national conference Working at height: Access for life on Thursday, 14 November 2019 at the A J Bell Stadium, Salford. They will talk about the issues and topics set to shape the future of access and height safety in a sector which […]

UK MEWP hire members ‘level up’ to IPAF Rental+ standard

All rental/hire members of the International Powered Access Federation (IPAF) in the UK have “levelled up” to the IPAF Rental+ minimum standard, which assures people seeking to hire mobile elevating work platforms (MEWPs) that an IPAF member company will confirm to the highest industry standards of safety and professionalism.  As part of the upgrade to […]

New FASET film goes live

FASET has launched a new marketing film aimed at boosting awareness of the UK trade body for safety netting and temporary safety systems in construction and its 40+ members.  To watch the fast paced, engaging and highly informative 2-minute film click here.


LAUNCHED IN 2018, the Ladder Association’s ‘Get a Grip’ on ladder safety campaign has been nominated as a finalist in the Trade Association Forum’s 2019 Best Practice Awards in the category of Marketing Campaign of the Year. The annual awards – which are formally supported by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy – […]

Global MEWP rental fleet nears 1.5m but uncertainty clouds horizon

The mobile elevating work platform (MEWP) rental market is still booming, with the worldwide fleet nearing 1.5 million units, but uncertainty clouds longer-term outlooks, according to the latest market analysis from the International Powered Access Federation (IPAF). In the UK revenue per unit fell by 3% across 2018 and was overtaken by France for the […]


THE verdict is in. According to the many delegates who attended, the recent 2019 Ladder Association’s Annual Members’ Meeting and Conference was an exceptionally interesting, informative and enjoyable event for both members and non-members alike. 94 per cent of respondees to a follow-up survey rated the event ’very good’ or ’excellent’.  Annual Members’ Meeting Held […]

IPAF launches Street Smart safety campaign

Working safely on or next to roads is the new campaign from the International Powered Access Federation (IPAF), launched at the bauma 2019 expo in Messe München, Munich, Germany, 8-14 April. IPAF’s Street Smart safety campaign outlines the dangers of using Mobile Elevating Work Platforms (MEWPs) on or next to roads. With the risk of […]