Mtandt and International Powered Access Federation (IPAF) jointly conducted a seminar to unite access equipment manufacturers, rental companies and end-users, to promote safe and effective use of powered access equipment in India.
This seminar was conducted during Excon 2013 in Bengaluru. The seminar was open for members and non-members of IPAF and was attended by nearly 60 delegates representing over 35 companies involved in the powered access industry, including manufacturers, rental companies, training and safety organisations.
Tim Whiteman, Managing Director, IPAF presided over the seminar, which highlighted safe and effective use of powered access equipment in different countries and discussed how this may be applied to the access equipment sector in India. ¨India´s powered access industry is at the start of a steady growth period and it is essential that safe practice is established now before it grows rapidly and IPAF can help with this,¨ said Whiteman.
Rakesh Modi, Managing Director, Mtandt said, ¨This seminar is a platform for manufacturers and rental companies of India to have an access to IPAF´s technical guidance, practical advice and to become a member of IPAF. The membership is open to end users of access equipment, manufacturers, distributors, rental and training companies.¨
¨IPAF aims to establish a group of members in order to hold a membership meeting in the first quarter of 2014. An Indian Country Council will be formed from this group, which would be responsible for setting goals and objectives for IPAF in India; so we encourage all those interested to send in their membership applications as soon as possible,¨ added Whiteman.
IPAF promotes safe and effective use of powered access with a firm commitment to safety. Members will also have access to a range of support, advice, information and services as well as networking opportunities. Members of the Indian Country Council will be able to help develop IPAF´s strategy and objectives in India, and to influence the growing body of legislation and regulations that governs powered access equipment use.