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IPAF Sustaining Members see the bigger picture and the future of safety in the powered access industry. 

Sustaining Member is a relatively new category of IPAF membership designed to recognise and sustain IPAF’s strategic initiatives and overall contribution to improving safety and productivity in powered access worldwide.

IPAF currently have four sustaining members worldwide, these consist of AON (formerly Hendersons), APEX, Haulotte and the Alimak Group


Haulotte, the international Mobile Elevating Work Platform (MEWP) and telehandler manufacturer, became IPAF's first sustaining member, signing the agreement at IPAF event, Europlatform in October 2018. The Haulotte Group has been a member and IPAF member since 1996, over this period they have supported IPAF with campaigns, IPAF councils and much more. 

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“This agreement is a great opportunity for Haulotte to emphasise how vital safety and training are when offering work at height solutions. Haulotte is proud to mark this agreement, which highlights one of our main cornerstones: To offer a best-in-class and safe user experience to our customers.” Stéphane Hubert, Chief Sales Officer for Haulotte


AON is IPAF's preferred insurance provider in the UK and Ireland. AON joined IPAF as its third Sustaining Member in 2019. 

The tie-up sees Hendersons commit to working with IPAF to assist in finding insurance solutions for all IPAF members in the UK and Ireland, offering a comprehensive range of products including Owned Plant, Hired in Plant, Employers & Public Liability and Motor Fleet Insurance. IPAF and Hendersons will now work together to explore the possibility of offering an extended range of employee benefits, including private health insurance options.

“IPAF has worked together with Henderson Insurance Brokers for a number of years, and this new enhanced partnership is the result of several months of discussions about how best to extend an attractive new benefit to IPAF members." Richard Whiting, IPAF’s UK & Ireland General Market Manager

AON also provides IPAF UK & Ireland members with a comprehensive range of discounted insurance packages as an IPAF member benefit

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In January 2021, Alimak Group, the global mast-climbing work platform (MCWP) and construction hoist (passenger, goods, transport platforms) manufacturer joined IPAF as its fourth sustaining member. 

With headquarters located in Stockholm, Sweden, and no fewer than 26 subsidiary companies and a presence in more than 20 countries worldwide, all of the Alimak Group are now members of IPAF.

“Alimak has long been a very active member supporting IPAF in the development of training courses and safety campaigns, especially from the UK branch, as well as being members of the MCWP, lift & hoist dedicated workgroup...so to have Alimak Group on board as a sustaining member will be excellent as it will allow us to tap into the company’s expertise and global presence to help promote quality training and safety best practice regarding MCWPs and hoists worldwide.” Angel Ibañez, IPAF’s Global Representative for MCWPs and Related Products

Alimak and its subsidiaries in Australia, Belgium, Brazil, China, Denmark, France, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Italy, Malaysia, the Netherlands, Norway, Russia, Singapore, South Korea, Sweden, Switzerland, the UK and the US are now all IPAF members in their own right, as part of the overarching membership agreement.

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