The Transport Platform Working Group of the International Powered Access Federation International Mast Climbing Work Platform Committee has started work on drafting a new European standard for transport platforms.
None of the present European norms fully cover transport platform design and use. As a result, there are special guidelines in specific European countries that should be harmonized. At its last meeting in July, TPWG analyzed several existing standards and guidelines for transport platforms, including the US ANSI A92.10 standard and the Italian and U.K. guidance documents.
TPWG has elected a task force including experts in standards drafting and technical committee work to start drafting a European standard. All manufacturers and users are invited to participate in the work of TPWG, which already comprises key industry players.
Those who want more information can contact the chairman, Ernst van Hek from Hek Manufacturing, or the convenor, Romina Vanzi, at email@example.com.
IPAF is a not-for-profit members’ organization that promotes the safe and effective use of powered access equipment worldwide. Members include rental companies, manufacturers, distributors and equipment owners. More information is at www.ipaf.org.