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Foreword IPAF managing director and CEO Tim Whiteman sets the scene


News We bring you up to date with what’s been happening around the industry


Interview IPAF president Wayne Lawson looks ahead to better times for business


Big debate How should spreader plates be used correctly on sites?


Spreader pads campaign IPAF presses for more systematic use of spreader plates with MEWPs


PAL Training What is involved in qualifying as a safe and competent operator?


Smart PAL Card The famous yellow card can play a key role in site safety and security


Auditing An audit system plays a central role in IPAF’s training programme


IPAF Rental+ Companies explain the value of the IPAF Rental+ quality mark


Applications We look around the market at leading platforms for a variety of tasks


MCWP Experts believe the international market for MCWPs can recover and grow


Member benefi ts A round-up of some of the many advantages of joining the Federation


International news Training, initiatives and information sources around the world


Sustainability Much more than a tick-box exercise, sustainability can help your business


MEWPs for managers Managers and supervisors need to be clued up about the equipment


Maintenance Your machines need thorough examinations by competent people


IPAF website Our site has company listings, technical guidance and much more


Training centre locator A comprehensive list of training facilities around the world


Manufacturers directory Your international guide to the equipment manufacturers


IPAF Rental+ directory UK rental companies where quality and service are assured


Contacts IPAF offi ce-bearers, committee chairs and offi ces around the world


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