IAPA access awards shortlists announced

The IAPA award judges

The shortlists for the International Powered Access Awards (IAPA) have been published following the meeting of the IAPA judging panel in Manchester, UK, on Friday 22 January.

The winners will be announced at the IPAF Summit and IAPA Awards Dinner in London on 25 March. The awards are jointly organized by Access International magazine and the International Powered Access Federation (IPAF).

The shortlists are as follows (in alphabetical order):

IPAF Safety Champion of the Year
Brad Boehler (Skyjack)
Carl Evans (HSS Hire/HSS Training)
Gerry Mulholland (CrownHouseTechnologies)
Kevin O'Shea (Mastclimbers)

Access Rental Company of the Year
Access Plus
A-Plant Powered Access
HSS Hire
Lavendon Access Services
Riwal

Access International New Product of the Year
Dinolift (XTC series)
Hinowa (Goldlift 14.70 Battery)
JLG Industries (Toucan 10E)
Mecaplus (ME12SL)
Niftylift (Height Rider 21 Hybrid All-Wheel-Drive)

Contribution to Safe Working at Height - Rental Company
Alo Rental
A-Plant Powered Access
BS Technology
Harsco Infrastructure (formerly SGB Mastclimbers)
Lavendon Access Services

Contribution to Safe Working at Height - Manufacturer
JLG Industries
Matilsa
Niftylift
Skyjack

Contribution to Safe Working at Height - End User
WINNER TO BE ANNOUNCED AT AWARDS DINNER

Mast Climbing Platform Achievement Award
Harsco Infrastructure (formerly SGB Mastclimbers)
Mastclimbers
XL Developpement

Access Industry Training Award
Access Plus
A-Plant Powered Access
HSS Hire
Lavendon Access Services
RSC Equipment Rental
Serfin

Access Industry Sustainability Award
WINNER TO BE ANNOUNCED AT AWARDS DINNER

IPAF/Access International Lifetime Achievement Award
WINNER TO BE ANNOUNCED AT AWARDS DINNER

IPAF AWARDS

Best Marketing Campaign for IPAF Training
WINNER TO BE ANNOUNCED AT AWARDS DINNER

IPAF Training Instructor of the Year
Chris Buisseret (Rapid Platforms)
Jildou de Jong (Kamphuis Hoogwerkers)
Jur Kamsteeg (Riwal)
Gerry Palmer (HSS Hire/HSS Training)

Best New IPAF Training Centre
BS Technology (Singapore)
HSS Hire (UK)
Mollo Noleggio (Italy)

The judging panel was:

Paul Adorian (Managing Director, Powered Access Certification (PAC), UK)
John Ball (IPAF President, Managing director, Height for Hire/EasiUplifts, Republic of Ireland)
Renzo Pagliero (Managing Director, Multitel Pagliero, Italy)
Murray Pollok (Managing Editor, Access International, UK)
Andy Studdert (CEO, NES Rentals, USA)

The judges said the process had been even more difficult than last year, with a 20% increase in the number of entries to over 85.

"It was great to see so many high quality entries this year, maintaining the standard that was established at the first awards ceremony", said John Ball, IPAF president, "In particular, the entries showed that the industry's commitment to quality, safety and professionalism is surviving this difficult economic period.

"Our industry is clearly now mature enough to support an annual awards event. Over 400 people attended the awards dinner in Dublin last year, and we hope to exceed that in London on March 25 this year."

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