An exclusive site visit to the Manlift MEWP rental depot in Dubai, UAE – offering a rare opportunity for a behind-the-scenes look at operations – has been announced by the International Powered Access Federation (IPAF) as part of the programme for the 2019 IPAF Summit.
Manlift is one of the largest rental companies in Dubai and its hi-tech depot will be opened to attendees of the IPAF Summit & IAPAs by invitation only. The visit will be held on 7 March 2019 and must be booked at the same time as tickets for the Summit and IAPAs awards dinner, both hosted at the Radisson Blu Diera Creek, Dubai, on 6 March.
Places are strictly limited and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis, and there will be a small administration fee to secure places and to help cover the cost of transportation and refreshments.
Booking is open now via www.iapa-summit.info, while nomination forms for the various IAPAs are also still available, with the deadline for entries having been extended from 30 November to Friday 14 December.
Robert Cavaleri, regional safety, training & compliance manager for Manlift and chairman of the IPAF Middle East Council, says of the visit, “We will show visitors what happens to a MEWP, from coming off-rent, through the various processes to get it back on to the ready line for the next customer in safe, reliable and ‘looking good’ condition. Key areas of the depot process will be highlighted that help reduce waste, ensure safety and increase efficiency in each of our processes in the cycle.
“We encourage discussion on key topics including transportation, load-unload procedures, post-hire checks, maintenance options, depot flow, training, telemetry, inventory, logistics and more, and will also have some of our unique inventory of MEWPs available for visitors to inspect and ask questions about.
Tim Whiteman, CEO of IPAF, commented, “This is the first time IPAF and its event media partner Access International has brought the Summit & IAPAs to the Middle East, and interest is already high among IPAF members and regular attendees.
“We are confident this will be another first-class edition of the event; the Manlift site visit, offering a rare insight to one of the leading MEWP equipment rental operations in the region, is just one reason among many to secure your place without delay.
“IPAF will update with details of the first confirmed speakers for the Summit in the coming days, so keep an eye on www.iapa-summit.info for more details or book now to avoid disappointment.”
Meanwhile the nominations deadline for IAPAs entrants has been extended until Friday 14 December. Interested parties are urged to visit www.iapa-summit.info now to review the categories, download nomination forms and to book places for the IPAF Summit & IAPAs gala dinner, as well as the Manlift site visit.
“As always, the strength in depth of quality of nominations is what makes the IAPAs the premier awards for powered access worldwide; the deadline has been extended by two weeks only and will not be extended again, so I urge all those considering putting an entry into one or more categories to do so without delay,” said Whiteman.