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IPAF Safety Video Challenges Platform Operators

Sept. 14, 2009
Aerial work platform operators can now benefit from a new International Powered Access Federation safety video called “Spot the Mistake,” which focuses on the wrong and right procedures for AWPs.

Aerial work platform operators can now benefit from a new International Powered Access Federation safety video called “Spot the Mistake,” which focuses on the wrong and right procedures for AWPs.

The 20-minute video features six separate scenarios, which are extracted from the IPAF operator training course. Each scene contains one deliberate mistake, which the audience has the chance to identify. The correct procedure is then shown.

“The video encapsulates the most common operator errors and what the right procedures should be,” said Rupert Douglas-Jones, IPAF international training manager. “It’s a great educational tool and we thank all the producers and actors for their enthusiasm in making the scenes realistic.”

The video was released on Sept. 9th at the IPAF Professional Development Seminar in the U.K. The Dutch, French, German, Italian and Spanish language versions will be released at subsequent PDS events in other countries.

The video can be viewed and downloaded from the Publications/Film section of www.ipaf.org. It is not a substitute for the IPAF operator training program, which expects to train around 80,000 people this year.

IPAF is a not-for-profit members’ organization that promotes the safe and effective use of powered access equipment worldwide.