EWPA appoints safety, technical and training director
By Euan Youdale29 July 2020
The aerial platform association for Australia EWPA has appointed Andrew Delahunt to the position of director of resources – safety, technical and training.
Delahunt brings with him many years’ experience in the access industry in Australia and internationally, having held roles with Haulotte Australia and then transferring to Haulotte in France to the role of global product safety manager. He then joined the International Powered Access Federation (IPAF) in 2018 as director of safety and technology. In addition, he continues to be involved on a number of Australian and international standards committees.
James Oxenham, the CEO of the EWPA, said, “We are delighted to announce Andrew’s appointment for this specialist role. The EWPA is a leader when it comes to safety within the powered access industry, and it was crucial to appoint the right person to ensure members have access to the safety, technical and training information they require, as well as ensure members have a voice when it comes to the review and drafting of safety standards in Australia and globally.”
In the role of director of resources, Delahunt will take responsibility of the production of the EWPA safety, technical and training resources, and programs, such as the EWPA Operator Training Program, or Yellow Card, and the MEWP Supervisor Course. This will include keeping the EWPA training programs current, managing the online resources available to both members and non-members, as well as being a key representative of the EWPA working with members, regulators, leading construction firms and other industry stakeholders.”
Delahunt said, “Having visited 16 countries in two years promoting the safe use of MEWP’s, I am thrilled to be back in Australia. In my view the local Australian industry leads the way with its commitment to safety, and the EWPA plays a vital role. I’m excited to have joined the EWPA and work with the wider access industry in Australia to continue to promote the industry and encourage best practice and safety.”