Don't miss the IPAF Summit

By Maria Hadlow19 March 2012

There is still time to reserve your seat at the IPAF Summit, this year with the theme Analysing Accidents to Reduce Accidents. The Summit takes place on the same day and at the same venue as the International Awards for Powered Access 29 March Sheraton Roma Hotel, Rome. So if you are attending the IAPAs don't miss the opportunity to attend a stimulating conference.

Andy Studdert the chief executive officer of USA based NES Rentals will be giving the keynote address entitled "What can aerials learn from aviation?" It will draw on his extensive experience in the airline sector and compare both industries in terms of safety and training.

The summit starts at 13:30 and is held in English, with simultaneous translation in German, Italian and Spanish. The IPAF Summit is free and open to members and non-members who can register in advance at

Other speakers include:

Mohd Ismadi, deputy director at the Singapore Ministry of Manpower, who will outline the Singapore experience in adopting a life cycle approach to raise safety standards of powered access equipment at workplaces.

Marzia Giusto, CEO of Italian rental company Nacanco, who will speak on using new media to promote safety.

Tim Whiteman, IPAF CEO, who will present preliminary findings from IPAF's powered access rental market reports.

Gary Riley, American Work Platform Training (AWPT), who will demonstrate the challenge of imparting knowledge, and not just information.

Chris Wraith, IPAF technical officer, who will sum up key lessons from IPAF's worldwide accident reporting database,

Peter Douglas, executive director of operations at UK-based Nationwide Platforms, who will speak on "Keeping our people safe!"

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