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Going ‘back to basics’ to ensure safety best practice

With new ANSI and Canadian standards imminent, IPAF will be demonstrating the importance of getting the basics right when using MEWPs, whether you’re a manager, supervisor or operator. IPAF will also be highlighting the key new requirements to assist visitors to the stand in what they need to do in preparation to meet the new standards.

Tony Groat, IPAF’s North American Manager, ANSI A92.22 Safe-use Chairman and member of the two other committees that helped develop the new suite of standards, will also be on hand to give his own unique insights into what the effects and impacts will be on the wider access industry and offer advice on how manufacturers, rental companies and operators can become compliant. He will also be speaking as part of the Conexpo Education Program.

There will be a series of safety stations on the IPAF stand, which together will form a walk-through of six different safety or risk scenarios. The specific scenarios will include:

  1. Unsafe ground;

  2. Overhead obstructions (entrapment);

  3. Avoiding electrocution;

  4. Preventing unauthorised access;

  5. Risk assessment of the whole area – on-site traffic and general site awareness;

  6. Pre-use inspection.

IPAF has also developed a virtual reality (VR) demo app which takes the user though
a MEWP pre-use inspection. This will be showcased at Conexpo on IPAF’s Lift Safety Zone, booth G4301and will also be available to download from Google Play and Apple app store.

Find us in the IPAF and NCCCO Lift Safety Zone in the Gold lot at Conexpo, March
7-11 2017 in Las Vegas, NV, USA.

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