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The International Awards for Powered Access (IAPAs)

The IAPA 2022 shortlist - A summary of all the shortlisted entries appeared in the January-February 2022 issue of Access International.


The Sustainability Award

Hoogwerkt – electric and digital rental

JLG - Electric conversion kit

MEC - Leak Containment System

Nationwide Platforms - Environmental initiatives

Riwal - Lifting sustainability strategy - WINNER


IAPA Innovative Technology Prize

CTE - S3 EVO stability system - WINNER

EQSS - OverWatch secondary guarding

Kiwitron - Kiwi eye

Nest Rentals (Mills) - Nest Express

Snorkel - 2100SJ mega boom


Digital Development Award

AFI - MEWP Hire app

Alimak - BIM project

Cramo - Equipment Pool

Manlift Middle East - My Manlift portal & app

Nationwide Platforms - myNationwidePlatforms suite

Serious Labs - PAL Card conversion - WINNER


Access Rental Company of the Year

Advanced Access Platforms, UK

Joly Location, France - WINNER

Kranpunkten, Sweden

Mills, Brazil

Nationwide Platforms, UK

UKTH Group, UK


Contribution to Safe Working at Height

Genie - Online training

Halo4Safety - Halo protection helmet

Hinowa - Safety devices and components

Nationwide Platforms - Safety initiatives - WINNER


IPAF Training Centre of the Year



Nationwide Platforms

UKTH Group


IPAF Training Instructor of the Year

Anna Sarah Costa Morais, Mills

Rob Foster, 2 Start

Phil Drayton, Nationwide Platforms - WINNER


Product of the Year – Self Propelled Booms & Atrium Lifts

AlmaCrawler - B1890 EVO Quick-Pro tracked boom

Dingli - BT30RT telescopic boom

Haulotte - SIGMA 16 boom lift

JLG - 670SJ self-levelling boom - WINNER

Platform Basket - RR9200 railway unit

Snorkel - A46JRTE electric boom

Teupen - LEO39GTplus spider lift


Product of the Year – Scissor Lifts & Vertical Masts

Airo - XL20RTE large deck scissor

GMG - 94-ERT Ultra Deck

Haulotte - Pulseo electric RTs

JLG - DaVinci all-electric scissor - WINNER


Product of the Year - Mast climbers/Hoists

Elevek by CF - SL20 all-in-one

Fraco (Torgar) - PL-20 EXT 2V - WINNER

Maber - MBA2000-EU construction hoist

Scanclimber - Glide Rail


Product of the Year – Vehicle/trailer mounted

Dinolift - 230VTH hybrid truck mount - WINNER

Multitel Pagliero - MZ 350 truck mount

Socage - ForSte 24D Speed truck mount

Access International/IPAF Lifetime Achievement Award




Top-level entries

Euan Youdale, editor of Access International and NON-VOTING chair of the judging panel said, “There has been a fantastic response to the 2022 IAPAs. On behalf of IPAF and KHL Group, I would like to thank all those who have taken the time to enter.


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 January 2020 - September 2021.

• Entries must be submitted in English using the official entry form.

• Please supply a company logo when submitting your entry.


The independent judging panel, consisting of five leading industry experts, to be announced soon, will be looking for good business practice, innovation and forward thinking, along with quality, and client satisfaction. Judges 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)7850 313755 or



ENTRY DEADLINE: 15 December 2022

Categories for 2022

Click the category below to download the entry form


The Sustainability Award

Access Rental Company of the Year

Contribution to Safe Working at Height

Innovative Technology Prize

Digital Development Award

IPAF Training Centre of the Year

IPAF Training Instructor of the Year

Product of the Year – Mast Climbing Work Platforms & Hoists

Product of the Year – Scissor Lifts & Vertical Masts

Product of the Year – Self Propelled Booms & Atrium Lifts

Product of the Year – Vehicle and Trailer Mounted

IPAF/Access International Lifetime Achievement Award





Access Photograph of the Year


The access photography competition is sponsored by the UK’s Media Access Solutions (MAS),

which will donate the €1000 prize: €750 for first place, €250 for second place.


Judges will be looking for a spectacular shot that highlights an important aspect of safety or dynamic use of access equipment. The award is open to everyone working in the access industry. Entries should not include pictures commissioned for PR and marketing purposes.


E-mail your completed entry to Euan Youdale:


Deadline:  31 December, 2022

The IAPAs are the only truly global awards for the powered access sector and celebrate best practice and excellence across the industry.


The 2023 event will provide a unique setting in which to spend an enjoyable evening with customers, industry contacts and colleagues.


The IAPAs dinner and awards ceremony, organised by IPAF and KHL Group’s Access International, is widely considered as the industry’s best social event, attracting audiences of around 450 each year.


With 13 all-encompassing awards which companies across the access industry are invited to enter their latest products or initiatives that demonstrate a leap forward in environmental engagement. The award categories cover equipment, engineering and digital innovations, along with safety and IPAF training. In addition, budding photographers are invited to enter the Photo of the Year category, and an individual will be recognised for their contributions to the industry in the Lifetime Achievement Award.


The evening of the IAPA awards will start with the traditional Networking Drinks Reception, followed by a three-course dinner with wine. Following the dinner, the awards presentation will begin, at which the trophies will be presented to the deserved winners.


Those wishing to enter the awards will be able to do so from mid-September, when the entry forms will be available on the website. Look out for announcements at that time.


This year, the deadline for the 2023 awards will be 15 December 2022.



The 2022 judges

The independent judging panel comprises industry experts with long-standing experience in the business. KHL and IPAF would like to thank all the judges for taking part.

Nico Krekeler

Head of design and development, Ruthmann Holdings, and chairman of the board of directors, Ruthmann Italia.

Michel Petitjean

Secretary general of the European Rental Association (ERA).

Andy Studdert

Independent corporate director and past president of IPAF. Formerly CEO of NES Rentals, which was acquired by United Rentals in 2017.

Jonathan Till

Owner of the UK’s largest independent access equipment rental company GTAccess, and member of the IPAF UK Country Council.

Paolo Pianigiani

As commercial director at Italy-based Imer Group, Pianigiani has headed up the development of the company’s scissor and spider lifts and established branches for the group in a number of countries.

NON-VOTING chairman of the judging panel: Euan Youdale, editor, Access International.