Riwal becomes latest IPAF Sustaining Member

Pedro Torres, centre, CEO of Riwal accepts the 2022 IAPA Sustainability Award.

Riwal has become the latest Sustaining Member of the International Powered Access Federation (IPAF), making it the first rental and training company on a list that includes Alimak, AON (formerly Henderson Insurance Brokers), APEX and Haulotte.

With headquarters in Dordrecht, Netherlands, Riwal was founded in 1968 and has grown into a major rental and training company specialising in working safely and efficiently at height in 16 territories, including the Middle East and India.

Romina Vanzi, IPAF’s Head of Regional Development, says: “Riwal has long been an active member of IPAF, with representation on various committees and councils, as well as CEO Pedro Torres being a member of the IPAF Board, so to have them as a sustaining member is the perfect way of consolidating our efforts to promote our shared goal of enhancing safety in powered access worldwide.

“It will be particularly beneficial for IPAF to have a member engaged in equipment rental and training in both established and emerging markets around the globe join the growing list of IPAF Sustaining Members.”

Sustaining Member is a 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.

Peter Douglas, CEO & MD of IPAF, says: “The past two years have demonstrated just how important it is to work together for the collective benefit of safety in our industry, and we’ve worked especially hard to emphasise the value that IPAF offers members – as a point of reference for safety and technical guidance, developing and implementing standards, advocating key industry issues to government bodies, or offering vital business intelligence and support to our members, particularly during uncertain times.

“IPAF exists to support its members, and can’t progress our strategic objectives without them, including improving global incident reporting and developing our training programme and safety & technical guidance in response to what accident data is telling us. We are delighted that Riwal has decided to join Haulotte, APEX, AON and Alimak in recognising this by committing to be a Sustaining Member of IPAF.”

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