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IPAF introduces new health & safety category
The Safety Professional membership category is aimed at health and safety or related supervisory roles
ERA warns of challenges for non-digitalised businesses
Digitalisation has been accelerated by the Covid-19 pandemic, says ERA
MEWP International Safety Committee launch
IPAF’s ISC convened for first time to assist in globalising standards
VR simulator approved for PAL Card renewals
Serious Labs has had its MEWP Operator Training Simulator approved by IPAF for operator renewals
2021 European Rental Awards winners celebrate in Amsterdam
Sunbelt Rentals UK, Ardent Hire, Vertex, Genie and JCB were among the companies recognised in the 29 September ceremony
Enter the 2022 IAPA awards
There are 13 categories to choose from, including the new Sustainability Award. Deadline for entries is 1 December  
ERA translates cybersecurity and CSR guides
Documents are now available in English, Spanish, Italian, German, Dutch, French and Polish
Green light for Convention & Awards as Covid rules ease
Events anticipate full capacity attendance, no social distancing and no bar on vaccinated international attendees
Booking open for IAPAs & IPAF Summit 2022
The IAPA awards are also open for entries, with the in-person event set for 10 March in London
ERA updates rental guide, video series planned
Chapters on sustainability and equipment types included in new guide
ARA launches RentalHQ mobile app
App means finding rental construction equipment can be done from the jobsite
Rob Oliver to step down as CEA’s chief exec
Suneeta Johal named as new CEO of UK-based Construction Equipment Association
Wraith joins IPAF Rental+ programme
Martin Wraith to oversee development, implementation and ongoing audit of the IPAF Rental+ standard 
Lessons learned from aerial platform accident statistics
Lessons can be learned from IPAF’s Global Safety Report, including the importance of sharing accidents and near-miss information 
IPAF introduces international safety committee
International Safety Committee (ISC) to assist in globalising standards development and implementation
Developing MEWP risk assessment plans
IPAF to host North American-focused webinar on developing MEWP risk assessment safe work procedures 
New guidance on sustainability from the European Rental Association
Free ERA report gives rental companies key performance indicators at levels from ‘starter’ to ‘best practice’
Latest IPAF Global Safety Report released
Updated format, covering 2016-2020, includes global overview and more detailed data analysis 
Merger creates single Swedish rental association
Sweden’s equipment rental associations – Swedish Rental and Hyreskedjan – have merged to create a single organisation, Rentalföretagen
ERA publishes cybersecurity guide for equipment rental companies
Free downloads include a model ‘first 48 hours’ emergency response plan for a cyber attack
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