Manufacturers debate revisions to EN280

24 April 2008

Discussions at the IPAF Manufacturers' Technical Committee during Intermat centred on the ongoing revision of the EN280 standard governing the design, manufacture and testing of access platforms. Topics included: chassis tilt, folding guard rails, work restraint anchorages, manual levelling of platforms, drop bars, and scissor mechanism guarding requirements. The overriding theme throughout the discussions was how the draft requirements could be implemented on all MEWP types. IPAF is canvassing manufacturer and user positions on these issues, to be put forward for further consideration at the next CEN/TC98/WG1 meeting in July.

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