IAPA shortlist announced

17 January 2022

The shortlist for the 2022 International Awards for Powered Access (IAPAs) can be revealed, following the judges’ meeting held at the end of last week

IAPA and IPAF Summit 2022

As previously reported, there has been an outstanding response from the industry to the IAPA awards, with more than 160 entries received, representing a record for the event. This does not include the Access Photograph of the Year Award, which is still open for entries. There is a cash prize for the photo award, so if you have taken a fantastic shot of access equipment in action, be sure to send it in by the 31 January deadline.

The winners will be announced at the IAPA awards ceremony and networking event on 10 March in London, UK, following the IPAF Summit, which will take place during the day. Book now for both at the IAPA and IPAF Summit website.

The IAPA 2022 shortlist - A summary of all the shortlisted entries will appear in the January-February issue of Access International

The Sustainability Award

  • Hoogwerkt – electric and digital rental
  • JLG - Electric conversion kit
  • MEC - Leak Containment System
  • Nationwide Platforms - Environmental initiatives
  • Riwal - Lifting sustainability strategy

IAPA Innovative Technology Prize

  • CTE - S3 EVO stability system
  • EQSS - OverWatch secondary guarding
  • Kiwitron - Kiwi eye
  • Nest Rentals (Mills) - Nest Express
  • Snorkel - 2100SJ mega boom

Digital Development Award

  • AFI - MEWP Hire app
  • Alimak - BIM project
  • Cramo - Equipment Pool
  • Manlift Middle East - My Manlift portal & app
  • Nationwide Platforms - myNationwidePlatforms suite
  • Serious Labs - PAL Card conversion

Access Rental Company of the Year

  • Advanced Access Platforms, UK
  • Joly Location, France
  • Kranpunkten, Sweden
  • Mills, Brazil
  • Nationwide Platforms, UK
  • UKTH Group, UK

Contribution to Safe Working at Height

  • Genie - Online training
  • Halo4Safety - Halo protection helmet
  • Hinowa - Safety devices and components
  • Nationwide Platforms - Safety initiatives

IPAF Training Centre of the Year

  • AST
  • Mills
  • Nationwide Platforms
  • UKTH Group

IPAF Training Instructor of the Year

  • Anna Sarah Costa Morais, Mills
  • Rob Foster, 2 Start
  • Phil Drayton, Nationwide Platforms

Product of the Year – Self Propelled Booms & Atrium Lifts

  • AlmaCrawler - B1890 EVO Quick-Pro tracked boom
  • Dingli - BT30RT telescopic boom
  • Haulotte - SIGMA 16 boom lift
  • JLG - 670SJ self-levelling boom
  • Platform Basket - RR9200 railway unit
  • Snorkel - A46JRTE electric boom
  • Teupen - LEO39GTplus spider lift

Product of the Year – Scissor Lifts & Vertical Masts

  • Airo - XL20RTE large deck scissor
  • GMG - 94-ERT Ultra Deck
  • Haulotte - Pulseo electric RTs
  • JLG - DaVinci all-electric scissor

Product of the Year - Mast climbers/Hoists

  • Elevek by CF - SL20 all-in-one
  • Fraco (Torgar) - PL-20 EXT 2V
  • Maber - MBA2000-EU construction hoist
  • Scanclimber - Glide Rail

Product of the Year – Vehicle/trailer mounted

  • Dinolift - 230VTH hybrid truck mount
  • Multitel Pagliero - MZ 350 truck mount
  • Socage - ForSte 24D Speed truck mount

Access International/IPAF Lifetime Achievement Award 

  • To be announced at the awards ceremony.

Access Photograph of the Year Award 

  • Winner and runner-up to be announced at the ceremony. There are €750 and €250 cash prizes for the winner and runner-up, respectively, provided by award sponsor, UK-based specialist film and TV access equipment rental company, MAS. 

Top-level entries 

Euan Youdale, editor of Access International and NON-VOTING chair of the judging panel said, “There has been a fantastic response to the 2022 IAPAs. On behalf of the organisers IPAF and KHL Group, I would like to thank all those who have taken the time to enter.

IAPA judges 2022

“We received a large number of top-level submissions across the award categories, not least for the new Sustainability Award, meaning the five IAPA judges had a huge amount of high-quality information to take into consideration. Thanks again to them for their hard work in going through all the entries.

Youdale added, “There is always great interest in the IAPAs, and due to the pandemic and the rescheduled 2020 event, this was the first opportunity for the industry to send in entries for almost two years, leading to a record number for the 2022 edition.

“No matter how difficult, in the end, the judges had to make their decisions. If your entry does not appear in this year’s shortlist, please do not be disheartened and be sure to enter again for the 2023 event.”

See who is on the independent IAPA judging panel by clicking here.

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