Haulotte, the aerial work platform manufacturer from France, has been named as one of first 'sustaining members' of the International Powered Access Federation (IPAF).
The 'sustaining member' is a new category of IPAF membership for organisations that wish to commit to the ongoing efforts of promoting safe and effective use of powered access worldwide.
The signing ceremony to officially name Haulotte as a sustainable member took place at IPAF’s Europlatform conference, that was held in Belfast on October 11.
Tim Whiteman, CEO and managing director of IPAF, said, “IPAF is about making the powered access industry safer, ensuring people using MEWPs and MCWPs to conduct work get to go home at the end of the day, developing training, safety and technical guidance that helps all users of powered access equipment, and providing our members with valuable business intelligence and support services. The new category of membership is designed to recognise the importance of IPAF’s initiatives and how they contribute to the success, health, sustainability and profitability of the powered access industry. Creating a legacy by investing in future generations of employees, designers, customers and communities is both a necessity and a responsibility."
Stéphane Hubert, chief sales officer, Haulotte, said, “This agreement is a great opportunity for Haulotte to emphasise how vital safety and training are when offering work at height solutions. Haulotte is proud to mark this agreement, which highlights one of our main cornerstones: to offer a best-in-class and safe user experience to our customers.”