2012 IAPAs - time to shine

By Maria Hadlow08 November 2011

In just three years the International Awards for Powered Access have stamped their mark on the industry. It's time to start thinking about getting your entries in for the 4th annual IAPAs, held next year in Rome.

The forth IAPAs (International Awards for Powered Access), jointly organised by Access International magazine and IPAF (International Powered Access Federation), will take place on the evening of the IPAF Summit: Thursday 29 March at the Sheraton Roma Hotel, Rome, Italy.

Maria Hadlow, editor of Access International, said, "The Awards have really gone from strength to strength, last year we had over 100 entries and this year we anticipate more again."

"As usual the awards will be held alongside IPAF's AGM and Summit and we are confident that the event will be better than ever. We urge everyone in the access business - manufacturers, distributors, rental companies and training organisations - to consider submitting an entry for the 2011 awards. But please don't leave it until the last minute!"

The IAPAs are open to manufacturers, rental companies, end users and training establishments working in the access industry, you need not be a member of IPAF to enter an award.

All you have to do now is decide which categories you want to enter (see below) and make sure your entry form reaches Maria Hadlow by 23 December 2011.

We will shortly be revealing the identities of this year's judging panel so for some pointers on preparing your entry go to the website. http://www.iapa-summit.info/

Look out for information on booking your table for the IAPAs in the near future. More information about the awards and the venue can be found at http://www.iapa-summit.info/

Queries on the awards can be directed to Maria Hadlow, editor of Access International, on +44 (0)1892 786214 or maria.hadlow@khl.com

Award Categories

Have a good look at the list and decide which categories you want to enter. Also please encourage any of your customers, suppliers or colleagues you think should win one of the 2012 IAPAs.

Awards are for work carried out in 2011

IPAF Safety Champion of the Year
To an individual who has significantly raised powered access safety levels within an organisation or the industry generally.

The Access Rental Company of the Year
To a powered access rental company that has stood out through growth, innovative marketing, performance, client satisfaction and/or the development of new geographic or sector markets.

Access Project of the Year

Where intelligent, innovative or inspired use of access equipment and practices has made a real impact on a project.

The Access International New Product of the Year

To a manufacturing company for the launch of a new product, in its category, for the access industry in 2010, in recognition of that product's success or innovation - now divided into four separate awards so that the judges can better compare like-with-like.

  • Vehicles /Trailer Mount
  • Self-propelled (booms, scissors, spiders)
  • MCWP & Hoists
  • Low level Access

Contribution to Safe Working at Height

This award is for a manufacturer, rental firm or end user to recognise particular safety initiatives or commitments that have delivered significant improvements.

Award for Outstanding After Sales Service

Open to manufacturers, dealers, used equipment specialists and parts suppliers.

IPAF/Access International Lifetime Achievement Award
To someone who has made continued and significant commitment, contributions and achievement in the industry. This is a special award that will not necessarily be given every year. The winner will be selected by the judging panel, in consultation with IPAF and Access International magazine. IPAF and the judging panel will, however, be happy to hear recommendations. Previous recommendations will also be considered in subsequent years.

IPAF members only can enter the following categories

New IPAF Training Centre of the Year
To an IPAF or AWPT approved training centre which has demonstrated commitment to the training programme and distinguished itself through growth in training figures or new initiatives to promote training.

The IPAF Instructor of the Year
To an IPAF or AWPT certified instructor who has demonstrated commitment to the training programme and stood out through memorable instruction techniques or strength of personality.

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