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 – […]

Recent prosecution demonstrates consequences of not planning work at height

A recent prosecution at Leeds Magistrates’ Court is a stark reminder of just what is at stake when working at height is not properly planned and supervised.    The Court heard that a sheeting cladder fell through a roof light, falling 9.7m to the factory floor below. As a result he suffered life-changing injuries requiring […]

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 […]

Staying Alive: APPG Launches its Report into Working at Height

CONSIDERED by many to be one of the most significant developments in the work at height sector for at least a decade, the first inquiry report of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Working at Height (APPG) was published yesterday, the 26th of February 2019, at the Palace of Westminster. According to the Access Industry Forum […]

IPAF PAL Cards now able to carry CSCS logo

The International Powered Access Federation (IPAF) is now able to offer the CSCS logo on its internationally recognised PAL Card operator licence in the UK, in line with a requirement from Build UK stipulating that access to construction sites should be restricted to holders of accredited licences or competency cards.   Not every operator of […]


PASMA, the not-for-profit organisation representing the international mobile access tower industry, is delighted to announce that the Association’s managing director, Peter Bennett, 59, has been awarded an OBE in the New Year’s Honours List for his services to business in the access and work at height sector. Managing director of PASMA since 2006, Peter is […]


12 Top Tips for Ladder Safety Over the Festive Season CHRISTMAS is one of the busiest times of year for ladder users – both at work and at home – which is why the Ladder Association is offering a free Ladder Safety Pack as part of its ongoing ‘Get a Grip on ladder safety’ campaign. […]

Haulotte is first manufacturer to become IPAF sustaining member

Haulotte, the international Mobile Elevating Work Platform (MEWP) and telehandler manufacturer, has signed a historic agreement that sees it become one of the first ever sustaining members of the International Powered Access Federation (IPAF). The signing of the new agreement officially took place at IPAF’s Europlatform 2018 conference at the Europa Hotel, Belfast, Northern Ireland, […]