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23 April 2020

The essential access industry event

The International Awards for Powered Access (IAPAs)

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 with wine and beer served, 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.



ENTRY DEADLINE: 12 December 2019


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 2018 - September 2019.
  • 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



ENTRY DEADLINE: 12 December 2019






More than 100 entries were received for the 2019 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. The standard of the entries was very high overall, so, if you or your company did not make it on to the 2019 shortlist, please make sure you enter again in 2020.


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 –
  • WINNER Proud2bSafe – motivational speaking
  • Skyjack - SGLE


Digital Development Award

  • – 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

Photo of the year is sponsored by Facelift

The 2019 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


Sérgio Kariya

Teresa Kee

Karin Nars

Patrick Witte