Steve Shaughnessy receives lifetime membership to IPAF
By Maria Hadlow24 June 2011
Tim Whiteman took the opportunity at VertiKal Days to present Steve Shaughnessy with lifetime membership of IPAF as awarded to all past presidents of the federation.
Steve Shaughnessy, decided to step down after one year of his two year presidential term and was succeeded by JLG's Wayne Lawson.
Mr Shaughnessy is committed to the access industry and at the IPAF Summit in April proposed a £0.75-0.9 million promotional campaign to increase the use of aerial platforms in the UK.
He said a three year trial project in the UK would require funding of between £250000 and £300000 a year but could potentially increase access rental revenues in the country by £10-14 million.
Mr Shaughnessy said, "There is still potential to grow in existing markets... and in sectors that currently underuse access.
"Aerial platform penetration is only half that in the 11 most developed European access markets compared to the US", he said, adding that Western Europe may only have reached 35-40% of its full potential."