Senior air accidents inspector to speak at IPAF Summit

By Murray Pollok18 February 2014

A senior representative from the UK’s air accident investigations body is to speak at the IPAF Summit on 3 April.

David Miller, deputy chief inspector of air accidents at the UK’s Air Accident Investigation Branch, will look at how the organisation investigates accidents and compiles accident statistics.

Mr Miller’s presentation will provide an insight into how important accident investigations are carried out by the aviation industry, providing the aerial platform industry with an example for its own accident investigation and reporting efforts.

IPAF recently criticised the time it was taking for the Health & Safety Executive (HSE) in the UK to provide details findings from its investigation into the fatal accident last year involving a Genie Z-135 boom owned by Kimberly Access.

Other speakers at the summit include Dave Smith, chair of the UK Contractors Group Health & Safety Leadership Group, who will report on how contractors work to keep MEWP use safe and what they expect of their suppliers.

Meanwhile, Bill Plummer, chief financial officer at United Rentals, speaking with Fred Bratman, United’s head of investor relations, will review how the access and rental industries can best connect with investors and bankers.

The IPAF Summit takes place at Windsor, near London, on 3 April, alongside the IAPA awards dinner. The early bird rate for booking for the Awards is valid until 28 February. Bookings can be made online at

The main IAPA award sponsor is Genie (Gold Sponsor). Other sponsors are JLG Industries (Silver Sponsor), Haulotte (Evening Reception Sponsor) and ATN (Supporting Sponsor).

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