Former Skyjack President Boehler to Lead Morbark

Date: 07-08-2020 / Author: shannon
Brad Boehler

Morbark LLC, a leading manufacturer of equipment used in forestry, recycling, tree care, landscaping, sawmill, and biomass markets, has named Bradley (Brad) Boehler as successor to current vice president of Alamo Group’s Forestry and Tree Care Business Unit and president of Morbark Holdings, Dave Herr, effective August 24, 2020.

IPAF to Hold July 15 Webinar on Future of Safe Learning

Date: 01-07-2020 / Author: shannon
The International Powered Access Federation will hold a free one-hour webinar about the future of safe learning on July 15, 2020. The webinar starts at noon, London time (7:00 a.m. U.S. Eastern, 6:00 a.m. Central, 5:00 a.m. Mountain, and 4:00 a.m. Pacific). IPAF host Paul Roddis and guest presenters will look at how COVID-19 has affected training and learning in the industry and beyond, how IPAF has responded to this, and how employers and operators can use different technologies to continue to learn safely.

IPAF Adds Facial Recognition to Online Operator Training

Date: 17-06-2020 / Author: shannon
IPAF E-Learning

The International Powered Access Federation has modified its eLearning operator theory module to include facial recognition technology as a security measure. It has already used the same technology on its MEWPs for Managers eLearning course.

Using the camera on the candidate’s device or computer, the technology ensures that only the trainee under assessment is able to undergo the eLearning.

IPAF, KHL Postpone 2020 Summit and IAPAs Event Until 2021

Date: 10-06-2020 / Author: shannon

IPAF and KHL have moved the IPAF Summit & IAPAs 2020 event from Oct. 8, 2020, to March 18, 2021. It will be held at the originally planned venue: the Millennium Gloucester Hotel in Kensington, London, U.K.

Event organizers, the International Powered Access Federation and KHL, are postponing the events until 2021 so attendees can plan with greater certainty and to minimize disruptions that might prevent people from traveling.

IPAF Issues Guidance for Minimizing Virus Risk

Date: 12-05-2020 / Author: shannon

The International Powered Access Federation has issued guidance to help people using mobile elevating work platforms, mast-climbing working platforms, and construction lifts and hoists to minimize the risk of spreading coronavirus.

The new document has been developed and reviewed by IPAF’s safety experts and members with specialist knowledge of health and safety best practices.

IPAF Confirms New Presidential Team

Date: 24-04-2020 / Author: shannon
IPAF Confirms New Presidential Team

The International Powered Access Federation has confirmed a new presidential team. During the federation’s 2020 annual general meeting, held April 23rd, Norty Turner of United Rentals was officially instated as the new president.

It was IPAF’s first AGM to be held as a virtual meeting, a result of ongoing coronavirus pandemic. It was also the first since Peter Douglas became IPAF CEO & managing director in Dec. 2019.

IPAF Welcomes New ISO Standard for MEWP Operator Controls

Date: 21-04-2020 / Author: shannon

The International Powered Access Federation welcomes the introduction of a new international standard about operator controls for mobile elevating work platforms.

The new standard, ISO 21455:2020, was published earlier in April. It culminates a decade of work from IPAF, its members, and the U.K. Health and Safety Executive to standardize the actuation, displacement, location, and method of operation of MEWP control.

IPAF Appoints New CEO, Managing Director

Date: 01-11-2019 / Author: abrumm

The International Powered Access Federation (IPAF) announced that Peter Douglas will be the new CEO and managing director, effective Dec. 1.

United Rentals' Norty Turner to Lead IPAF; Boehler Steps Down

Date: 02-10-2019 / Author: kscally
Norty Turner IPAF

The International Powered Access Federation (IPAF) announced that Norty Turner, senior vice president of Services and Advanced Solutions at United Rentals, will replace Brad Boehler, the former president of Skyjack, as the organization's president.

Boehler recently left his role with IPAF member firm Skyjack.