23/02/2012 - 04:00 am

NES CEO to Explain Aerial/Airline Industry Comparisons at IPAF Summit

At next month’s IPAF Summit, the association will be reviewing the theme “Analyzing Accidents to Reduce Accidents.” The conference, which will begin March 29, 2012, at the Sheraton Roma Hotel in Rome, Italy, is free and open to members and non-members who should register in advance at www.iapa-summit.info. Presentations will be in English, with simultaneous translation in German, Italian and Spanish.

Among the speakers include Andy Studdert, CEO of NES Rentals. Drawing on his extensive experience in the airline sector, he will deliver the keynote, “What Can Aerials Learn from Aviation,” comparing both industries in terms of safety and training.

Other speakers 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 (AWPT), 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 (IAPAs) ceremony and dinner at the same venue.

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