More than 470 people from 28 countries attended the International Awards for Powered Access (IAPAs) this Spring in Windsor, which saw 14 winners recognised for best practice, excellence and innovation in the industry.
The IAPA awards are jointly organised by Access International and the International Powered Access Federation (IPAF).
The IAPAs took place on the same day as the IPAF Summit, where the audience of more than 200 was kept engaged through the panel of top-class speakers who delivered excellent presentations and scope for discussion.
During his closing speech, Tim Whiteman, IPAF CEO, revealed that the next IPAF Summit and IAPAs will be held on March 26, 2015, in Washington, DC, USA.
UK winners were:
Product of the Year – Low Level Access
Power Towers, UK, for the Peco
The judges said: “This is really new, reliable and eco-friendly; a standout piece of equipment.”
Outstanding Customer Service
Access Plus, UK
The judges said: “A bright, energetic company doing things differently. Excellent customer focus through setting benchmarks and then building the whole company around that.”
Contribution to Safe Working at Height
Peter Douglas, Nationwide Platforms, UK
The judges said: “Mr Douglas has shown an outstanding personal commitment to safe working at height on behalf of his company, including the promotion of IPAF’s accident reporting project.”
Access Rental Company of the Year
The judges said: “AFI provides 360 degree professionalism with uncompromising commitment to detail and improvement.”
IPAF and Access International Lifetime Achievement Award
Mike Evans, UK
The judges said: “Apart from forging an impressive career in access, Mike Evans has made a significant difference to this industry and gained the trust of those who have worked with him.”
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