The International Powered Access Federation is working to raise safety standards in the use of powered access equipment in China. At the BICES exhibition in Beijing last month, IPAF held several meetings with associations and brought its Chinese and non-Chinese members together as part of its plan to boost support to its Chinese and Southeast Asian members.
IPAF launched its “spread the load!” campaign in Chinese during BICES, calling for the proper assessment of ground conditions and the correct use of stabilizers, outriggers and spreader plates. The campaign generated a lot of interest in some of IPAF’s first safety messages produced in Chinese, including a video and stickers. The “Spread the load!” sticker is available in eight languages.
Also launched was the Chinese version of IPAF’s successful “Clunk Click!” campaign for the use of full-body harnesses on boom-type platforms.