Entries are now open for the 2023 International Awards for Powered Access (IAPAs), which will be hosted alongside the Summit of the International Powered Access Federation (IPAF) on 19 April 2023 at the H4 Hotel Berlin Alexanderplatz in Germany.
The IAPAs represent the global access industry at its highest level and encourage all individuals and companies, big or small, that demonstrate best practice through their equipment or services to take part. There are 12 all-encompassing award categories to enter, ranging from new products and innovations to sustainable initiatives and safety and training. The deadline for entries is 15 December 2022.
The 2023 award categories are as follows: 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; Products of the Year – Mast Climbing Work Platforms & Hoists, Scissor Lifts & Vertical Masts, Self-Propelled Booms & Atrium Lifts, Vehicle and Trailer-Mounted; and the IPAF/Access International Lifetime Achievement Award.
An independent judging panel, consisting of leading industry experts, will be announced soon. They will review each entry, and select a shortlist for each award category based on evidence of excellence in business practice, innovation and forward-thinking, quality, and client satisfaction. Judges ask that all entrants use their entry form to tell them why they believe their company, project or product is special and why it deserves to win.
The awards are free to enter, and both companies and individuals can enter themselves or nominate others. They can submit entries for more than one award, and more than one entry per category. Awards are for activities undertaken, and for products launched, between September 2021 and October 2022.
More information about the IPAF Summit, including first speakers, conference topics, networking and site visit details and sponsorship opportunities will be updated in due course, with bookings set to open in the next few weeks.
“This year’s IAPAs saw a record number of entries across the categories and led to a fantastic sell-out gala event in London, UK. After two years in which we were not able to get together owing to the pandemic, it was great to be able to celebrate the IAPAs shortlists and eventual category winners in person,” said Peter Douglas, CEO and MD of IPAF.
“We are very much looking forward to another strong set of entries, and I urge anyone thinking about putting themselves or their products forward to check out the award categories as detailed on the website and start preparing their submissions. We are excited to take the event to Berlin, Germany, for the first time, and to toast the best in our industry together next spring.”
Note: Entries must be submitted in English using the official entry form available via the specific award category page on the www.iapa-summit.info website. Entrants are kindly requested to supply a company logo when submitting the form(s).