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IPAF Summit Focuses on Opening Powered Access Markets

The 2015 IPAF Summit will focus on how new technologies will change the face of the access industry in the next five to ten years and look at how existing technologies are still battling to open up new markets around the world.

All PAL Cards to Be 'Smart'

This move aims to improve site safety as Smart PAL Cards may be used to ensure that only trained operators can use aerial work platforms (AWPs) and mast climbing work platforms (MCWPs) on site.

Speakers Finalized for IPAF North American Convention

The convention includes breakout sessions on aerial work platforms and mast climbing work platforms, and a panel discussion on the subject of whether additional training should be required for complex machines.

Video: Aerial Work Platform Fatalities and State of Prevention

Tim Whiteman, president of aerial-work-platform safety association IPAF, talks about how the 30-year-old organization's fatal-accident database is driving its safety-training efforts and identifies the most common causes of aerial work platform fatalities. The video is by ForConstructionPros.com.

IPAF Hits Half a Million Valid PAL Cards Worldwide

A valid PAL Card is international proof that the cardholder has been trained to operate powered access equipment safely and effectively. The International Powered Access Federation's (IPAF) organizes the voluntary safety program.