April 17, 2013 – The International Powered Access Federation (IPAF) says its MEWPs for Managers training course is launching around the world this year (MEWPs a.k.a. mobile elevating work platforms), and will include German, French, Italian, Dutch, Spanish and Portuguese (in addition to the States and United Kingdom). The course covers what managers need to know about using MEWPs on-site: from planning the job and completing a risk assessment, to selecting the right equipment and mitigating all possible risks. The one-day course includes topics such as health & safety regulations, accident prevention and control, personal protection equipment, and pre-use checks and maintenance. It targets project managers, foremen and supervisors working in a range of industries, such as construction, facilities management, retail, airports and arboriculture.