IPAF LAUNCHES INTERNATIONAL SAFETY COMMITTEE

 IPAF LAUNCHES INTERNATIONAL SAFETY COMMITTEE

A new International Safety Committee (ISC) has been created by the International Powered Access Federation (IPAF), to assist in globalising standards development and effective implementation, and promoting awareness about industry safe practice.

The new committee is born out of the existing IPAF Accident Work Group of the IPAF UK Country Council, which has been instrumental in compiling and analysing incident statistics gathered via IPAF’s Accident Reporting Portal, leading to the annual IPAF Global Safety Report, recently published for 2021.

The current members of the Accident Work Group will constitute the core of the new committee. IPAF is now inviting representatives to join the existing members of the ISC. Candidates should be powered access professionals with a passion for improving health & safety. The committee will meet three or four times a year, mostly virtually with one physical meeting in conjunction with a major industry event.

Brian Parker, IPAF’s Head of Safety & Technical, says: “The IPAF Accident Work Group has long worked hard behind the scenes to produce safety guidance based on the accident reporting data we have been collecting and analysing since 2013, when the vast majority of reporting at that time coming from our UK membership.”

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