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.
The film (watch it below) depicts an employee who complains to his boss about a faulty light. The film then lays out 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 is aimed at spreading IPAF’s 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.