MEWP Safety Film Launched at 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 film depicts an employee who complains to his boss about a faulty light, who follows two very different scenarios: In one the man is given a scissor lift in very poor condition and told to get on with the job without any training; in the other the man’s boss engages a reputable powered access rental company and offers his employee IPAF operator training. The outcomes are unsurprisingly very different.

The film can be viewed on IPAF’s YouTube channel and is aimed at spreading IPAF’s MEWP global MEWP safety and training message clearly and simply. It was developed by IPAF’s Malaysia members and launched officially at the 2018 IPAF Asia Conference & Showcase.

Tim Whiteman, IPAF CEO & MD, comments: “IPAF has an engaged and vibrant membership in Malaysia and Singapore, so it made perfect sense to bring the event to this country for the first time, and it has once again been a great success – there was a palpable sense of excitement throughout the event and tremendous buy-in to what IPAF is trying to do in terms of driving up MEWP and MCWP training and safety standards across the whole region.”

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