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IPAF issues tips on managing work platforms

24 Jul 14 The International Powered Access Federation (IPAF) has published good practice tips on how to manage any type of mobile elevating work platform (MEWP).

Rental companies and contractors can refer to the guide, which was produced in consultation with manufacturers, contractors, rental companies and other. The document, ‘Management of MEWPs – good practice for rental companies and contractors”, lists some of the key points that should be considered.

The good practice guide was produced following requests for guidance on managing ‘large and complex’ MEWPs, but IPAF’s members believe that the key principles are relevant to all types of MEWP.

The document guides rental companies and contractors through the entire process from planning and ordering equipment, right up to the point of delivery and during operation. It can be downloaded at the publications/technical guidance section of (link opens in new tab).

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