IPAF to “get tough” with non–compliers

24 April 2008

Andrew Reid, new IPAF president

Andrew Reid, new IPAF president

“It is scandalous for a firm to sell or rent equipment that is unfit for purpose”, said Mr Reid, speaking at IPAF's annual general meeting on 4 April, “It is equally scandalous for manufacturers to sell – or dump – equipment to companies in the knowledge that they don't have the technical knowledge to safely handle the product.”

Mr Reid, a 30 year veteran of the access industry who took over from outgoing president Pierre Saubot at the AGM, told AI he had raised the issue of IPAF taking on more of a policing role at recent IPAF board and council meetings and had received “wholehearted support”.

“IPAF is going to get tough with non–compliers of standards, codes of practice and guidelines”, he said.

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