IPAF (International Powered Access Federation) promotes the safe use of Powered Access Equipment all over the world which means it is an invaluable organisation within the construction industry.
As training is required in order to be safe when using this kind of equipment, the courses offered are often undertaken by those who work regularly with Mobile Elevating Work Platforms and Mast Climbing Work Platforms.
Training in the use of this equipment ensures that workers and those overseeing construction work are safe and the risk of accidents is significantly reduced. International Powered Access Federation courses are offered to everyday operators of this equipment as well as to those who work with PAE in more challenging environments.
There are also courses for instructors who are training others to use the equipment and for loading and unloading this machinery when moving from site to site. Of course, if this training is used properly then accidents should be rare. However, they do have the potential to occur despite the training available.
Potential accidents when using PAE
The use of Powered Access Equipment always carries risks but those who undertake a training course should be able to minimise those risks by identifying the points at which an accident could occur. If this training is not put into practice at all times, someone could potentially fall from height or suffer a serious injury from poorly maintained equipment.
Personal protective equipment should also be provided when these machines are in use to reduce the risk of serious injury or even mortality. If you have an accident while using this equipment and you feel that you were not provided with proper training or equipment to protect yourself, then you may be able to make a claim if there is evidence of negligence.
Making your claim
Enlisting the help of a compensation claims company like Accident Advice Helpline will make the claims process go much smoother. As we have been in business for almost 14 years we have helped many victims of accidents that were the fault of someone else to claim compensation from the responsible party.
Our 30-second test is free to take online and will help you determine how successful your claim is likely to be. Should you wish to speak to one of our experts about claiming compensation, our 24-hour helpline is free to call. Our no win, no fee policy means that you do not have to dip into your own money to pay us upfront; we will only take a fee if we win your case.
Date Published: June 15, 2014
Author: David Brown