Jason Woods, the International Powered Access Federation’s Middle East representative, will take on additional responsibility as IPAF’s representative for India.

Woods has been successful growing IPAF’s presence in the Middle East, with members in Jordan, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates. IPAF has also established good relationships with several health and safety authorities in the region, with the goal of promoting the safe use of powered access equipment in different industries.

“Adding India to IPAF’s Middle East representation was a logical development, due to the strong trade links between the regions, with many India-based companies operating in the Gulf area,” said IPAF CEO Tim Whiteman.

“IPAF members in India welcome Jason’s new appointment and additional support working,” said Nitin Gokhale of Dynamic Crane Engineers, and chairman of the IPAF India Council. “This will help us further promote the safe and effective use of powered access in emerging markets where technical expertise, guidance, training and safety initiatives will be of great benefit.”

Currently there are close to 15 IPAF members in India.