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Health & Safety is a cornerstone of the AFI group of companies, and we are committed to promoting good Health & Safety practice to our customers and the wider market.

As part of this strong commitment to Health & Safety every quarter we run a webinar giving you helpful information on current topics of interest for those that use Powered Access.

Your webinar presenter is Brian Parker, our Business Development Manager, Technical Support. Brian has held senior health and safety roles within the working at height sector for nearly 20 years, including 11 years as a senior IPAF training instructor.

He is an IPAF Council member and a past Chairman and current member of IPAF's Training Committee, as well as sitting on the Strategic Forum Plant Safety Group MEWPs Committee.

February 2018

The New BS 8460 2017 Code of Practice for the Safe use of MEWPs

In October 2017 the new BS 8460:2017 Code of Practice was released by BSI following 18 months of development and industry consultation. Our webinar this month aims to take you through the main changes highlighting key areas which if you are involved with MEWPs as a MEWP hirer, user or manager should be aware of. With ever-increasing fines and potential custodial sentences possible for failing to comply with Health and Safety law, or huge fines for not even injuring someone but putting them at risk, it is now more than ever important to have safety at the top of your businesses agenda.

September 2017

Engine Emissions for MEWPs in London

How Non Road Mobile Machinery (NRMM) can affect MEWP use and what you need to consider when selecting, managing and using MEWPs in London.

June 2017

Managing the safe condition of a Mobile Elevated Work Platforms (MEWPS)

How to ensure that MEWPs are kept in safe working condition they will require suitable maintenance procedures. Backed up with appropriate inspection and thorough examination. This new guidance sets out how these procedures can be planned and managed and is clear on who has what responsibilities to do so. It also helps demystify who is responsible for what, when a MEWP is on hire.

March 2017

CPA Terms & Conditions – What are you signing for?

In this webinar Brian discusses:

  • - The importance of the CPA terms
  • - What they mean when hiring MEWPs and plant
  • - The sections of the terms in detail
  • - Advice and best practices to ensure safe working and correct processes
  • - The do’s and don’ts when abiding by the T&C's