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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.

More than 450 industry professionals gathered on April 4 in London to honor the winners of the International Awards for Powered Access (IAPAs). Jointly organised by Access International and IPAF, the IAPAs celebrate best practice and excellence in the powered access industry.

Not only was it a record attendance but the quality of the entries was very high, with more than 100 across the 12 categories at this year’s event. AI and IPAF would like to congratulate the outstanding winners but also encourage all those who took part and didn’t take home a trophy to apply again next year.

The winners of the IAPAs 2017 are judges’ below, with judges comments on www.khl.com.

Access Rental Company of the Year

RIWAL, EUROPE/EURASIA

Powered Access Pioneer

ALO GROUP, CHILE

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From left: Tim Whiteman, managing director, IPAF; Euan Youdale, editor, Access International; Roger Bowden, chairman, Niftylift; John Inverdale, event moderator. 

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 Center of the Year

MANLIFT, MIDDLE EAST &

INDIA

IPAF Training Instructor of the Year

ANDERSON PUFF of MILLS, BRAZIL

Access Photograph of the Year (sponsored by Facelift)

ED DARWIN, NATIONWIDE PLATFORMS, for Platform Inspecting a Gloster

IPAF/Access International Lifetime Achievement Award

ROGER BOWDEN, FOUNDER AND CHAIRMAN, NIFTYLIFT, UK

 

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