Expert speakers gather for IPAF Access Summit

24 April 2008

This year's IPAF Access Summit will focus on the theme of “Work safely at height”. The Summit is also open to non-members and will be held on 4 April at Whittlebury Hall, near Milton Keynes in the UK. The event will round off with a cocktail reception (free) and dinner (at €49.95 per person, discounts for large groups available).

The Summit features speakers who will address issues related to safety, training, market trends and technical standards. Gil Male, IPAF technical officer and former HSE principal specialist inspector, will analyse accident statistics available from the HSE and discuss the ongoing revision of standard EN280. Richard Lockwood, head of the Construction Division at the HSE, will look at how the HSE is encouraging small business to work safely at height. Kevin Appleton, CEO of Lavendon, will examine the market for operator training, while Murray Pollok, Editor of AI and IRN, will look at the size of the UK platform market.

To register for the Summit and dinner, e-mail your details to To book accommodation at Whittlebury Hall, call +44 (0)1327 857857 and mention the special IPAF Summit room rate and booking reference number 10352. IPAF is organising a free shuttle from London Luton Airport to the venue. Contact for details.

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