Radisson Blu Dubai Deira Creek Hotel

6 March 2019

The essential access industry event

Created and organised by

المؤتمر السنوى للمعدات والأليات

The International Awards for Powered Access (IAPAs)

More than 100 entries were received for this year’s edition of the IAPAs. The shortlist can be seen below.


The organisers of the event, IPAF and Access International, would like to thank the judges for their meticulous efforts in considering all the submissions, and to all those who sent in entries this year. The standard of the entries was very high overall, so, if you or your company did not make it on to the shortlist this year, please make sure you enter again next year.





Access Rental Company of the Year

  • AFI-Uplift
  • WINNER A-Plant
  • Loxam Powered Access Division (PAD)
  • Manlift
  • Shanghai Horizon Equipment & Engineering


Contribution to Safe Working at Height

  • Manitou – reduce-program.com
  • WINNER Proud2bSafe – motivational speaking
  • Skyjack - SGLE


Digital Development Award

  • Co.me.t/Xtrux – Solar virtual reality
  • Haulotte - Quick Positioning app
  • Hoogwerkt - online booking platform
  • WINNER JLG - BIM library
  • Riwal - Access4U


The IAPA Innovative Technology Prize

  • GMG - I Power
  • Ruthmann - Dynamic Reach System (DRS)
  • Serious Labs - Ryze-MEWP VR Simulator
  • WINNER Skyjack - Elevate On


IPAF Training Centre of the Year

  • WINNER ALS Safety
  • A-Plant
  • Nationwide Platforms
  • UTN Training


IPAF Training Instructor of the Year

  • WINNER Charlie Ellis
  • Greg Trezise-Wallace
  • Peter Hazell


Powered Access Pioneer

  • Access Rental Gulf
  • WINNER Zhejiang Dingli Machinery
  • Haulotte
  • Rapid Access
  • Rent & Rise


Product of the Year - Mast Climbing Work Platforms & Hoists

  • WINNER Alimak - Mammoth TM
  • Electroelsa - H50
  • Maber - MBC50
  • Scanclimber - Centum SC10000


Product of the Year – Scissor Lifts & Vertical Masts

  • EHM - E Series
  • Faraone - Elevah 50 Air
  • Forever-ODM - 3215 Scissor-Boom
  • WINNER Hybeko - Tunnel 3390 RT
  • JLG - 10MSP


Product of the Year – Self Propelled Booms & Atrium Lifts

  • WINNER Almac - Jibbi 1250 Evo
  • Easy Lift - R420 EI
  • Haulotte - HA20 LE PRO
  • Niftylift - HR12L
  • Sinoboom - GTBZ18J


Product of the Year – Vehicle and Trailer Mounted

  • WINNER Bronto Skylift - S35EM
  • Co.Me.T - Solar
  • Ruthmann - Steiger T900

IPAF/Access International Lifetime Achievement Award

John L Grove



Access Photo of the Year

Santeri Keränen, senior blade technician at Bladefence



The IAPAs are the most prestigious and respected awards in our industry. An independent judging panel of access industry leaders will vote to determine the winners.


Celebrate best practice and excellence in the access industry and at the same time spend an enjoyable evening with customers, industry contacts and colleagues. It’s a friendly industry, and the IAPAs dinner is its best social event, attracting audiences of around 450 each year.


There are 13 award categories, ranging from new products and innovations to safety and training - you can be certain to find one or more to suit you or your company.


The evening starts with a Networking Drinks Reception - sponsored by Skyjack - with wine and beer served poolside, followed by a three-course dinner with wine (beer available at cost on request). Following the dinner, the awards presentation will begin, and trophies given out to the deserved winners. After the excitement of the awards there will be a cash bar with entertainment.



ENTRY DEADLINE: CLOSED (Friday 14 December 2018)


Entering the IAPAs


  • The awards are free to enter.
  • Companies and individuals can enter themselves or nominate others.
  • You can submit entries for more than one award, and more than one entry per category.
  • Awards are for activities undertaken and for products launched September 2017 - September 2018.
  • Entries must be submitted in English using the official entry form.
  • Please supply a company logo when submitting your entry.


The judges are looking for good business practice, innovation and forward thinking, along with quality, and client satisfaction. They want all entrants to tell them why they believe their company, project or product is special and why it deserves to win.



Questions on the awards can be directed to Euan Youdale, editor of Access International, on

+44 (0)1892 786214 or euan.youdale@khl.com





2019 award categories

Click the category to download Award Entry Forms

Award summary and requirements of entry will be included on each form






*Digital Development Award

This award is for rental companies and owners/users of aerial platforms, and designed to recognise a significant innovation in the use of digital technology. Examples might be the implementation of a new IT system, the development of customer Apps, operator training and familiarisation logs, online customer support, telematics, the use of augmented reality for maintenance, or safety systems to prepare MEWP for use




The judges


An independent judging panel of access industry experts, with longstanding international experience, will vote to determine the winners.


The judges are:


Sérgio Kariya, president of Brazil-based Mills Estruturas e Serviços de Engenharia.


Teresa Kee, director, corporate safety at US-based United Rentals.


Karin Nars, executive chairman at Finland-based Dinolift.


Patrick Witte, Vice President Global Sales and Business Development, MEC Aerial Work Platforms.


NON-VOTING chairman: Euan Youdale, editor, Access International


Access Photo of the Year Competition


UK rental company Facelift will again sponsor the Access Photo of the Year competition, with a €1000 prize for the winning picture.


Tell your colleagues, employees and friends about the competition and ensure that the judging panel has a great selection of photos to choose from.


The award is open to everyone working in the access industry. Entries should not include pictures commissioned for PR or marketing purposes.


All photos should be sent to Euan Youdale, Editor of Access International: email: euan.youdale@khl.com




Click the picture to see more

Awards host - Rania Ali

Rania Ali is an award winning presenter, recognised by the UAE Ministry of Economy. Born & raised in the UAE, Rania is an ex corporate individual and entrepreneur with experience in different business fields from economics, finance and banking.


Rania is fluent in English and Arabic and can speak classic Arabic and several Arabic accents. With her exceptional language skills, communicating to a diverse and mixed audience in live events have made her the pioneer in the field. She is continuously engaged in hosting events for live TV broadcasters.


Rania’s is also a communications consultant, coaching companies CEOs on media training, presentation skills and public speaking. She has trained several members of the UAE royal family and business high net worth individuals.

Sérgio Kariya

Teresa Kee

Karin Nars

Patrick Witte

Gold sponsors

IAPA Drinks Reception sponsor

Silver sponsor

Supporting sponsors

Note pad and pen sponsor