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The International Powered Access Federation (IPAF) has elected a new president - EPL's hire operations director Michael Hunt.Speaking at the federation's 10th annual general meeting Mr Hunt stressed the importance of safety awareness in the industry.IPAF also warned its members that they will all be affected by the European Machinery Safety Directive EN280. The directive, which calls for the lodging of technical files for every machine with a notified body, will come into force on January 1, 1995, though there will be a two year transition period before it becomes law.To help its members deal with the directive, IPAF is applying to become a notified body itself, so that all members will be able to lodge their files with the federation. CONSTRUCTION NEWS