Woods leads IPAF in UAE

By Euan Youdale01 July 2013

Jason Woods, newly appointed IPAF representative for the UAE (centre), with IPAF CEO Tim Whiteman (l

Jason Woods, newly appointed IPAF representative for the UAE (centre), with IPAF CEO Tim Whiteman (left) and Dr Ali Salem Al Qaiwani, director of occupational health and safety, UAE Ministry of Labour

IPAF has appointed Jason Woods as its new representative for the UAE, reflecting the Federation’s steadily growing presence in the Middle East.

IPAF now has 15 members in the region across Jordan, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the UAE.

Jason Woods has more than 20 years’ experience in the powered access industry. He started in sales and rental and was based in the UK from 1990 to 2002, holding positions with Building Services Plant Hire, Hewden Stuart and Euro Towers.

He has been involved in work at height training since 1996 and is a certified IPAF instructor and a PASMA instructor. He ran his own training and sales business from 2008 and 2011, and was also vice-chairman of the PASMA training committee. In 2011, he joined Instant Access in the Middle East as training manager, and has since focused on promoting safety and training standards, and developing the mobile tower and powered access business in the Gulf region.

“My new duties with IPAF will include working alongside existing and new members and training centres to give full guidance, advice and support,” said Mr Woods.

“My key aim is to boost the safe use of powered access and to grow the number of IPAF PAL Cards (Powered Access Licences) within the The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), working with the UAE Ministry of Labour.”

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