IAPAs 2019 shortlist announced after judges’ meeting in Amsterdam

International Awards for Powered Access (IAPA) winners

The shortlist for the International Awards for Powered Access (IAPA) 2019 has been announced, following a meeting of the judges’ panel in Amsterdam, Netherlands.

The IAPAs are the most prestigious awards in powered access, with more than 100 entries received for this year’s edition of the awards. Winners will be announced on the evening of the IPAF Summit 2019 in Dubai, UAE, on Wednesday 6 March – the first time it has been staged in the Middle East. Those wishing to attend should book their places before 31 January to take advantage of a special early-bird rate. The IAPAs 2019 shortlist is as follows:

Access Rental Company of the Year

  • AFI-Uplift
  • A-Plant
  • Loxam
  • Manlift
  • Shanghai Horizon

Contribution to Safe Working at Height

  • Jason Anker – motivational safety speaker
  • Manitou – reduce-program.com
  • Skyjack – SGLE

Digital Development Award

  • Comet – Solar virtual reality
  • Haulotte – Quick Positioning app
  • Hoogwerkt – online booking platform
  • JLG – BIM library
  • Riwal – Access4U

The IAPA Innovative Technology Prize

  • GMG – I Power
  • Ruthmann – Dynamic Reach System (DRS)
  • Serious Labs – Ryze-MEWP VR Simulator
  • Skyjack – Elevate On

IPAF Training Centre of the Year

  • ALS Safety
  • A-Plant
  • Nationwide Platforms
  • UTN Training

IPAF Training Instructor of the Year

  • Charlie Ellis
  • Greg Trezise-Wallace
  • Peter Hazell

Powered Access Pioneer

  • Access Rental Gulf
  • Dingli
  • Haulotte
  • Rapid Access
  • Rent & Rise

Product of the Year – Mast Climbing Work Platforms & Hoists

  • Alimak – Mammoth TM
  • Electroelsa – H50
  • Maber – MBC50
  • Scanclimber – Centum SC10000

Product of the Year – Scissor Lifts & Vertical Masts

  • EHM – E Series
  • Faraone – Elevah 50 Air
  • Forever-ODM - 3215 Scissor-Boom
  • Hybeko – Tunnel 3390 RT
  • JLG – 10MSP

Product of the Year – Self Propelled Booms & Atrium Lifts

  • Almac – Jibbi 1250 Evo
  • Easy Lift – R420 EI
  • Haulotte – HA20 LE PRO
  • Niftylift – HR12L
  • Sinoboom – GTBZ18J

Product of the Year – Vehicle and Trailer Mounted

  • Bronto Skylift – S35EM
  • Comet – Solar
  • Ruthmann – Steiger T900

Access Photo of the Year

  • To be announced at the ceremony

IPAF/Access International Lifetime Achievement Award

  • To be announced at the ceremony

The judges for the 2019 IAPAs are: Karin Nars, executive chairman at Finland-based Dinolift; Patrick Witte, vice president global sales and business development, MEC Aerial Work Platforms; Sérgio Kariya, president of Brazil-based Mills Estruturas e Serviços de Engenharia; Teresa Kee, director, corporate safety at US-based United Rentals; with Euan Youdale, editor of Access International, the non-voting chairman.

The IAPAs take place on the same day as the IPAF Summit, with a networking reception on the 5th and a site visit on the 7th to the Manlift depot in Dubai. The summit and networking event are free to attend but delegates must register in advance online. Those wishing to attend the IAPAs celebration dinner can book at a discounted rate until 31 January, while a small non-refundable fee for transport and refreshments will be charged to those wishing to join the Manlift site visit on 7 March. Places are strictly limited on the site visit, and delegates are advised to register without delay at www.iapa-summit.info/booking

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  • IPAF is launching a major update of its globally recognised MEWPs for Managers course for those planning, supervising and managing work at height using powered access, and for the first time the course is also available as standalone eLearning.

  • A new presidential team has been confirmed for the International Powered Access Federation (IPAF), with Brad Boehler of Skyjack being elected to the role at the organisation’s AGM in Dubai, UAE, on 6 March 2019. Other changes to the IPAF Presidential team saw Norty Turner of United Rentals elected as IPAF Deputy President and Karin Nars of Dinolift confirmed as Vice President. Nick Selley of AFI-Uplift completed his full two-year term as President by handing the chain of office to Brad Boehler at the AGM, assuming the ex officio role of Immediate Past President. Meanwhile Andy Studdert of Cramo, the 2015-2017 IPAF President, maintains his seat on the IPAF Board as a Director.