NES CEO Andy Studdert will keynote the International Powered Access Federation Summit in Rome March 29. “Analysing Accidents to Reduce Accidents” is the theme of the Summit, which will be held at the Sheraton Roma Hotel. The conference is held in English, with simultaneous translation in German, Italian and Spanish. The IPAF Summit is free and open to members and non-members who should register in advance at www.iapa-summit.info.
The keynote address, “What can aerials learn from aviation?” will draw on Studdert’s extensive experience in the airline sector and compare both industries in terms of safety and training.
Other speakers include at the Summit include:
- Mohd Ismadi, deputy director at the Singapore Ministry of Manpower, who will outline the Singapore experience in adopting a life cycle approach to raise safety standards of powered access equipment at workplaces.
- Marzia Giusto, CEO of Italian rental company Nacanco, who will speak on using new media to promote safety.
- Tim Whiteman, IPAF CEO, who will present preliminary findings from IPAF’s powered access rental market reports.
- Gary Riley, American Work Platform Training, who will demonstrate the challenge of imparting knowledge, and not just information.
- Chris Wraith, IPAF technical officer, who will sum up key lessons from IPAF’s worldwide accident reporting database, www.ipaf.org/accident.
- Peter Douglas, executive director of operations at UK-based Nationwide Platforms, who will speak on “Keeping our people safe!”
The Summit is followed that evening by the International Awards for Powered Access ceremony and dinner at the same venue. The IAPAs celebrate best practice and excellence in the powered access industry. For more details, visit www.iapa-summit.info.IPAF is a not-for-profit members’ organization that promotes the safe and effective use of powered access equipment worldwide.