NES Rentals CEO to Address IPAF Summit in Rome

“Analysing Accidents to Reduce Accidents” is the theme of the IPAF Summit to be held on March 29, 2012 at the Sheraton Roma Hotel in Rome, Italy.

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“Analysing Accidents to Reduce Accidents” is the theme of the IPAF Summit to be held on March 29, 2012  at the Sheraton Roma Hotel in Rome, Italy. 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

Andy Studdert, CEO of NES Rentals, one of the largest U.S. equipment rental companies, will deliver the keynote address on “What can aerials learn from aviation?” Studdert will draw on his extensive experience in the airline sector and compare both industries in terms of safety and training.

Other speakers include:

Mohd Ismadi, deputy director at the Singapore Ministry of Manpower, 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, will speak on using new media to promote safety.

Tim Whiteman, IPAF CEO, will present preliminary findings from IPAF’s powered access rental market reports.

Gary Riley, American Work Platform Training (AWPT), will demonstrate the challenge of imparting knowledge, and not just information.

Chris Wraith, IPAF technical officer, 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, 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. The IAPAs are the premier event celebrating best practice and excellence in the powered access industry. More details are at www.iapa-summit.info

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