Access awards celebrate the winners

Close to 400 access industry professionals attended the first ever International Awards for Powered Access (IAPAs) in Dublin on 2 April, with big winners

Other winners included Andy Studdert of US-based NES Rentals (IPAF Safety Champion of the Year) and UK-based A-Plant (Access Industry Training Award). Atlanta-based Mastclimbers took the Mast Climbing Work Platform Achievement Award and Camillo Vismara, Switzerland won for the Best Marketing Campaign for IPAF Training.

Access rental companies should face the current economic crisis with "open minds and open eyes" and dare to take strategic decisions, be it changing their sales structure or leveraging on size, said United Rentals CEO Michael Kneeland at the IPAF Summit on 2 April in Dublin.

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