NES Rentals CEO to speak at the IPAF summit

By Maria Hadlow23 February 2012

Andy Studdert chief executive officer of NES Rentals.

Andy Studdert chief executive officer of NES Rentals.

Andy Studdert the chief executive officer of USA based NES Rentals will be giving the keynote address at the IPAF Summit, this year held in Rome on 29 March. Mr Studdert's talk is 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 theme of the Summit, which is held on the same day as the IAPAs (International Awards for Powered Access) has the theme "Analysing Accidents to Reduce Accidents." It starts at 13:30, at the Sheraton Roma Hotel in Rome, Italy 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 should 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!"

The Summit is followed that evening by the IAPAs ceremony and dinner at the same venue. More details are at

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