IPAF promotes safety at BICES show in Beijing

By Maria Hadlow01 November 2011

At the recent BICES exhibition in Beijing, China, the International Powered Access Federation (IPAF) promoted safety standards in the use of powered access equipment.

IPAF launched its 'Spread the load!' campaign in Chinese during BICES, calling for the proper assessment of ground conditions and the correct use of stabilisers, outriggers and spreader plates.

The organisaton's representative in Asia Pacific, Raymond Wat, attended the show and met with many of the access manufacturers exhibiting.

IPAF said the campaign generated a lot of interest in its Chinese language materials, including a video and stickers. The 'Spread the load!' sticker is available in eight languages.

Also launched was the Chinese version of IPAF's Clunk Click! campaign for the use of full-body harnesses on boom-type platforms.

At the exhibition IPAF also held several meetings with associations and brought its Chinese and non-Chinese members together. This is part of the Federation's plan to boost support to its Chinese and South East Asian members, and work with government to share knowledge of safety issues.

Raymond Wat, IPAF South East Asia, represents the Federation in the Chinese and South East Asian region. He can be contacted at sea@ipaf.org

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