UK MEWP hire members ‘level up’
08 October 2019
All rental/hire members of the International Powered Access Federation (IPAF) in the UK have “levelled up” to the IPAF Rental+ minimum standard, which assures people seeking to hire mobile elevating work platforms (MEWPs) that an IPAF member company will confirm to the highest industry standards of safety and professionalism.
As part of the upgrade to minimum membership standards, IPAF has also launched a new feature on the www.ipaf.org website that allows anyone seeking to rent MEWP equipment to find their nearest IPAF Rental+ accredited company quickly and easily using an online map.
IPAF Rental+ is the standard for quality and safety in the MEWP rental industry. The IPAF UK Country Council mandated in 2017 that all hire/rental company members in the UK should be audited to meet the required standard within a two-year transition period, and the launch of the new geolocation function via www.ipaf.org/rental enables users to find their nearest IPAF Rental+ MEWP hire firm.
Across the past two years, all UK IPAF rental member companies have been working towards the minimum requirements, which includes Safety Systems in Procurement (SSIP) accreditation alongside IPAF criteria to improve safety in the industry. All new IPAF rental members in the UK will also need to be certificated to the IPAF Rental+ standard as of this month.