The International Powered Access Federation (IPAF) North American Regional Council is introducing a new workshop event called Innovate which will be held Oct. 16-17 at the Houston Area Safety Council headquarters. The two day workshop waims to bring together rental companies, contractors, manufacturers, service companies and industry stakeholders to facilitate collaboration through problem-solving sessions and education presentations. 

There will be 10 workshop topics that attendees can choose from which will include: exiting an elevated work platform; site risk assessment; introduction to platform load sensing; recognizing and avoiding electrocution; MEWP rescue plans; safe work sites; learning from near misses; retraining; safe MEWP traveling on site; and qualified service technicians.

On the evening of Oct. 16, attendees will be treated to a networking event and dinner at NASA’s facility in Houston.

Registration for both IPAF members and non-members is $125. For more information, visit IPAF’s website here.

ALH August-September 2020

Access Lift & Handlers - August-September 2020

Included in this sisue: 

  • INTERVIEW: ZOOMLION
    Zoomlion North America will debut boom and scissor lifts for the North American market this year. Lindsey Anderson speaks with the company.
  • ROTATING TELEHANDLERS
    For once, some good news: the rotating telehandler market across North America remains stable. Lindsey Anderson looks into the industry.
  • MAINTENANCE 
    Proper battery management and maintenance can decrease fleet costs and elongate battery life. ALH covers the best practices to keep machines running
  • SPECIALTY MEWPS 
    The specialty access industry provides endusers with everything from air-powered scissor lifts to 3-foot-wide bridge inspection units. ALH reports.
  • TIRES 
    With the new ANSI standards now in place, tires on boom lifts and roughterrain scissors will see some major changes. ALH reports.
  • SAIA SHOW 
    The Scaffold & Access Industry Association’s Annual Convention & Exposition will be held virtually this year. Read our guide for more.

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