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IPAF extends its eLearning programme to China Published on 2023-10-23 Book your place and submit nominations in the annual IPAF Summit and awards Published on 2023-10-19 Rental growth update during […]
November 13, 2023
IPAF extends its eLearning programme to China
Mon, 10/23/2023 – 14:29
Industry-leading eLearning for operators of mobile elevating work platforms (MEWPs) has been launched in China by the International Powered Access Federation (IPAF).
Celebrating its 40th anniversary in 2023, IPAF promotes the safe and effective use of powered access equipment worldwide and offers globally-recognised eLearning for MEWP operators.
The announcement of the extension of online training to the Chinese market came as delegates gathered in Shanghai for the International Rental Conference Asia and the Apex Asia trade show.
IPAF CEO and Managing Director Peter Douglas said: “China is the fastest-growing equipment market in the world, with a huge rental fleet comprising hundreds of thousands of machines, as well as nearly five million MEWP operators.
“A growing sector naturally means more operators, and it is very important to us that industry colleagues are equipped with the knowledge and skills to stay safe and work effectively.
“We hope that extending this training to China will herald a new era of safety in the country’s powered access sector.”
IPAF’s Chinese eLearning programme provides a flexible and enhanced online learning experience for MEWP operators.
In China, the training platform will be offered via the WeChat app, allowing users to access training anytime and anywhere. The first three modules are offered free of charge at the point of registration.
The MEWP Operator programme is available for all MEWP categories (1a, 1b, 3a, 3b) and takes around three hours to complete. The eLearning is broken down into manageable sections that you can complete at your own pace and can save and resume your training at any time.
Remote learning offers the same high-quality theory training as in the classroom and can be completed on a range of devices, at a pace chosen by the trainee.
The eLearning system uses sophisticated facial recognition to confirm the candidate’s identity and prevent fraudulent qualifications. Courses can only be run on tablets and computers equipped with a camera.
IPAF China Regional Manager Tim Mo said: “Offering the training in Chinese will help to ensure that the important safety principles covered by the programme are fully understood and embedded in the workforce.
“As the Chinese equipment market continues to grow, it is essential that industry takes a lead in ensuring safety and providing access to high-quality training.
“Members of the global workforce are positive about IPAF’s training, with more than 500 new learners signing up each week. We hope this trend will continue in China thanks to this new training provision.”
MEWP manufacturers Sinoboom and Haulotte Shanghai have already signed up as the first supporters of the eLearning programme in China. IPAF hopes and believes more and more parties will join.
Alongside the new eLearning provision, IPAF currently has 10 approved training centres in China, and hopes the new online provision will encourage more to open in the next five years.
In addition to Chinese, the IPAF MEWP Operator eLearning training course is available in English, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Portuguese and Spanish.
For more information about IPAF’s e-learning programmes, visit https://www.ipaf.org/en/ipaf-elearning
IPAF announced the extension of its online training to the Chinese market as delegates gathered in Shanghai for the International Rental Conference Asia and the Apex Asia trade show.
October 23, 2023
Book your place and submit nominations in the annual IPAF Summit and awards
Thu, 10/19/2023 – 10:04
Early bird tickets are now on sale and entries are open for the IPAF Summit and International Powered Access Awards (IAPAs) in Copenhagen in March 2024.
1 December 2023 is the deadline to secure the best ticket prices for the event as well as submit entries for the powered access industry’s prestigious annual awards extravaganza.
Peter Douglas, CEO and Managing Director of IPAF, said: “The IPAF Summit and IAPAs are annual highlights of our calendar and a fantastic showcase of the very best of our industry.
“After the tremendous success of the 2023 summit in London, we are very excited to gather in Copenhagen for the 2024 event.
“Tickets have sold out for the last two years, so I would urge everyone who wants to attend to book early to avoid disappointment and take advantage of our early bird savings.”
The IPAF Summit opens on Wednesday 13 March 2024 with a site visit – location to be confirmed – providing a unique opportunity to take a behind-the-scenes tour of an industry-related worksite or place of interest. An evening networking reception follows at Copenhagen’s impressive Planetarium.
The second day opens with the IPAF Annual General Meeting, and is followed by the IPAF Summit Conference, a full day of talks and seminars focused on the latest developments in powered access.
The summit events come to a close with the IAPA Awards dinner on Thursday 14 March. IAPA categories are open to companies from across the industry celebrating innovation, customer service, and commitment to all-important principles of safety, equality and diversity.
The awards also celebrate individual achievements, with categories including photography, training excellence, and the coveted IPAF/Access International Lifetime Achievement Award.
The Sustainability Award
Access Rental Company of the Year
Contribution to Safe Working at Height
IAPA Innovative Technology Prize
Digital Development Award
IAPA Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) Award
IPAF Training Centre of the Year
IPAF Training Instructor of the Year
Product of the Year – Mast Climbing Work Platforms & Hoists
Product of the Year – Scissor Lifts & Vertical Masts
Access Photograph of the Year
Product of the Year – Self Propelled Booms & Atrium Lifts
Product of the Year – Vehicle and Trailer Mounted
IPAF/Access International Lifetime Achievement Award
All the award categories are now open for entries – the deadline for entries is 1 December 2023.
IPAF President Karin Nars said: “There is so much to be proud of in our industry, from the constant innovation and forward-thinking of our members to our growing movement to diversify our workforce.
“These annual awards are an important opportunity to celebrate our achievements and reflect on how we can continue to grow, improve, and attract the next generation of recruits to the world of powered access.”
Event and awards sponsorship opportunities are available now at preferential rates for IPAF members – for more information, email [email protected].
The IPAF Summit and IAPAs take place at the Scandic Copenhagen Hotel, Copenhagen, on 13 and 14 March 2024.
For more information, early bird tickets, and award entries, visit www.iapa-summit.info
1 December 2023 is the deadline for IPAF Summit early bird tickets and entries to the International Powered Access Awards (IAPAs) in Copenhagen in March 2024.
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