Manufacturer members of the International Powered Access Federation (IPAF) have agreed on a new symbol that will signpost the location of emergency descent controls.
Emergency descent systems can be found on all types of mobile elevating work platforms. They differ in terms of where they are located on specific machines and how they operate. The decal should be positioned to clearly indicate the location of the emergency descent controls.
Manufacturers can download the artwork for the emergency descent symbol for use on their equipment from IPAF in the resources section of their website at www.ipaf.org. Limited numbers of free copies are also available from IPAF.