Rakesh Modi, managing director of Mtandt (left), and Tim Whiteman, IPAF CEO.

Rakesh Modi, managing director of Mtandt (left), and Tim Whiteman, IPAF CEO.

Rental company Mtandt and the International Powered Access Federation (IPAF) have jointly held a seminar to promote the safe and effective use of powered access equipment in India.

The seminar was held during November’s Excon 2013 exhibition in Bengaluru. It was open for members and non-members of IPAF and was attended by nearly 60 delegates representing more than 35 companies manufacturers, rental companies, training and safety organisations.

Rakesh Modi, managing director of India-based Mtandt Ltd. explained that the seminar was a platform for manufactures and rental companies in the country to have access to IPAF’s technical guidance, practical advice and to become a member.

IPAF CEO Tim Whiteman chaired the seminar. He said, “India’s powered access industry is at the start of a steady growth period and it is essential that safe practice is established now before it grows rapidly and IPAF can help with this.

“IPAF aims to establish a group of members in order to hold a membership meeting in the first quarter of 2014. From this group an Indian Country Council would be formed which would be responsible for setting goals and objectives for IPAF in India, so we encourage all those interested to send in their membership applications as soon as possible.” added Mr. Whiteman.

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