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Ipaf Brian Parker

IPAF to Present Webinar on How Worldwide Accident Reporting Project Reduces Accidents

Aug. 20, 2020
The International Powered Access Federation will hold a webinar Sept 16 with guest speakers to look at how IPAF’s worldwide accident reporting project is reducing accidents through intelligence.

The International Powered Access Federation will hold a webinar Sept 16 with guest speakers to look at how IPAF’s worldwide accident reporting project is reducing accidents through intelligence. The data collected helps IPAF and its members identify areas of risk, common trends, and industry insights to improve the safe use of powered access.

        Peter Douglas, IPAF’s managing director and CEO will give an introduction to the accident reporting project and why every member around the world needs to be a part of this life-saving initiative. He will explore IPAF’s global MEWP Safety Report 2016-2018, which presents key findings from 25 countries around the globe. Douglas, as chair of the UL Country Council, led the project at its beginning in 2012. The information gained has been used to create safety awareness campaigns and inform the work that IPAF does, including developing industry guidance and training.

     Brian Parker (pictured), part of the IPAF Accident Project Working Group, will look indepth at the previously unpublished data from the U.K., covering 2016 – 2019, and explore the trends across different industries and work tasks.

     The new IPAF Accident Reporting Portal provides an easier process to report an accident or near-miss, and works on multiple devices. The new portal still allows multiple users per company but now features subsidiary companies so data can be assigned at the country level and reported at the group level.

     Another guest present, yet to be announced, will talk about why the project and accident reporting portal is important and how they use this data in their company.