International Awards for Powered Access winners revealed in London
More than 450 industry professionals gathered last month in London to enjoy the International Awards for Powered Access (IAPAs) which celebrates the crème de la crème of the powered access industry.
Jointly organised by Access International magazine and the International Powered Access IPAF, the IAPAs celebrate best practice and excellence across the sector.
This year, Facelift sponsored the Access Photograph of the Year, which was won by Ed Darwin of Nationwide Platforms for his image Platform Inspecting a Gloster. The photo shows a Versalift platform donated by Nationwide inspecting a replica of the Gloster E28/39 aircraft, located close to Nationwide’s head office in Lutterworth and the first aircraft to use an engine designed by Frank Whittle, inventor of the turbojet.
Other winners on the night were:
Access Rental Company of the Year: RIWAL, EUROPE/EURASIA
Powered Access Pioneer: ALO GROUP, CHILE
Contribution to Safe Working at Height: MODERN (ACCESS) & SCAFFOLDING, HONG KONG
Product of the Year – Mast climbing work platforms/hoists: ALIMAK HEK’S MAMMOTH TRIPLEX SYSTEM
Product of the Year – Self-propelled above 20ft/6.1m: TEUPEN’S PUMA 42GTX
Product of the Year – Vehicle/trailer-mounted: CTE’S B-LIFT 17E
Project of the Year: SMART PLATFORM SOLUTIONS for its SEA LOCK MAINTENANCE SYSTEM
Innovative Technology: SERIOUS LABS, CANADA, for the VRSL: AWP TRAINER
IPAF Training Centre of the Year: MANLIFT, MIDDLE EAST & INDIA
IPAF Training Instructor of the Year: ANDERSON PUFF of MILLS, BRAZIL
IPAF/Access International Lifetime Achievement Award: ROGER BOWDEN, FOUNDER AND CHAIRMAN, NIFTYLIFT, UK