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EWP Best Practice - International Powered Access Federation

Graham Marshall - Thursday, August 04, 2011

Elevating Work Platforms (EWPs) often provide the safest method of performing temporary work at height with risk being reduceable to the ALARP level in circumstances where appropriate controls are in place.

But where risk is not ALARP, too many needless accidents resulting in death, injury and property damage occur due to inadequate training of operators and poor usage of aerial platforms.

In order to assist users of EWPs, the International Powered Access Federation (IPAF) and US Scaffold Industry Association (SIA) have released a "best practices" document.

The Statement of Best Practices of General Training and Familiarization for Aerial Work Platform Equipment aims to educate employers and employees about industry-recognized standards including ANSI/SIA A92 and OSHA regulations.

The free EWP "best practices" document is available by clicking here.

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