The 4th IPAF Middle East Convention was held on 7th of November 2018 at Meydan Racecourse, Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Haulotte who is always a prominent supporter of IPAF, participated in this event extensively as a silver sponsor. Since December 2010, when the International Powered Access Federation, IPAF, started its operation in Middle East, Haulotte has been a strong support for IPAF.
IPAF promotes the safe and effective use of powered access equipment worldwide in the widest sense – through providing technical advice and information; through influencing and interpreting legislation and standards; and through safety initiatives and training programs.
Working at height remains one of the biggest causes of fatalities and major injuries. It’s a common requirement for many jobs and occupations, especially in the construction sector in the UAE and GCC region where construction is taking place at such a rapid rate.
Safety is not an option for Haulotte and for this reason Haulotte products are designed with the latest technology & the highest level of safety features. Haulotte has developed many options with optimal productivity that can give the best comfort and safety feeling to the operator. The Haulotte Activ'Shield Bar provides the highest level of safety for aerial platform operators. In an entrapment situation, the operator is pushed towards the bar and the machine stops automatically. The large clearance space, the Safety Gap, protects the operator from the entrapment. The Haulotte Activ'Lighting System is simply essential to ensure the safety of the driver during loading and unloading operations.
Subjects covered in this convention included safety at height, how to prevent falls using the right type of equipment, local legislation, analysis of GCC market, actions to be taken before crises, market trends, and new technologies for training users and new technologies for Rental Companies (SMART PAL Card - eLearning).
Haulotte Middle East welcomed its customers and other visitors on its stand and was able to share its safety expertise and details on new projects in the region. Haulotte also exhibited one of the latest products launched recently, equipped with accessories like Haulotte Activ'Shield Bar, Haulotte Diag and a new attention grabbing design.