O’Shea heads mast climber committee

By Maria Hadlow08 April 2008

Kevin O'Shea

Kevin O'Shea

Kevin O'Shea, of US based, Mastclimbers LLC, was elected chairman of the IPAF Mast Climbing Work Platforms (International) Committee at the last meeting, held during CONEXPO in Las Vegas.

"The MCWP International Committee has many challenges and opportunities to address in the next few years," said O'Shea.

"Common standards and consistent, high quality will facilitate MCWP exports around the world and into new markets. The Committee has challenging work to do in the introduction of new regulation and training standards into new territories, and the representation of its members' interests and best practice is always a priority. It has to inform and educate regulatory bodies so that they understand and accept standards, which IPAF has helped develop, and recognise the PAL Card (Powered Access Licence) and what it stands for."

Romina Vanzi of IPAF-España continues her role as committee convenor. Ms Vanzi is adept in the erection of MCWPs and has attained instructor level. She is also convenor of the Transport Platform Working Group.

"Romina's enthusiasm for the product and her tireless work on behalf of the industry are to be commended," said O'Shea. "The Committee relishes the opportunity to tackle the challenges head-on and keep the mast climbing work platform industry highly productive, intrinsically safe, and highly flexible as manufacturing volume increases ever more significantly."

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