IPAF takes safety campaign to Singapore

By Sarah Ann McCay19 December 2013

The International Powered Access Federation (IPAF) has launched its first industry-led safety campaign in Singapore.

The safety campaign, supported by the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) and the Workplace Safety and Health (WSH) Council, rides on the success of IPAF’s worldwide initiatives, such as the Clunk Click campaign, which calls for users of boom-type platforms to wear a full body harness with a short restraint lanyard attached to a suitable anchor point.

“Despite active publicity, there are still people out there who do not put on a harness in a boom-type platform and who risk being catapulted out in the event of an accident,” said Raymond Wat, regional manager, IPAF South East Asia. “IPAF and its members are committed to bring this awareness to all users.”

IPAF is also distributing “Are you trained?” stickers in Singapore to highlight the need for training when operating any type of MEWP. In Singapore, all MEWP operators are required to be trained by MOM Accredited Training Providers (ATPs). Several IPAF-approved training centres in Singapore are also MOM ATPs.

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