UK Contractors invited to anti-entrapment seminar

By Euan Youdale14 November 2012



IPAF has invited leading UK contractors to a half day seminar on the subject of MEWP anti-entrapment systems and processes. Key note speakers will include Joy Jones, construction safety team manager, and Chris Wraith, IPAF technical officer.

“The Seminar has been organised in response to the fast approaching deadlines set on some major projects in the UK for specific anti-entrapment devices to be fitted – IPAF wants to ensure that those involved in this process are aware of the very latest thinking on the best way to prevent entrapment of operators in MEWPs and can make informed decisions,” said Tim Whiteman, IPAF CEO.

The event is only open to senior directors and safety management of contractors and is by invitation only. It will present advice from the HSE about its views on the best ways to minimise the possibility of an operator risking entrapment while operating in a confined overhead space and review IPAF’s guidance on the subject. Other presentations will look at data available from IPAF’s accident reporting project and a review of available best practice.

IPAF’s half day seminar is free to invited delegates and will be held at the Sofitel Hotel, T5, Heathrow on the morning of 21 November. Contractors wishing to attend, or IPAF members wishing to nominate a particular contractor to be invited to the event, should email

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