Director of Technical & Safety, International Powered Access Federation (IPAF)
Topic: Learning from accidents in the access industry.
Andrew joined IPAF in the important role of Director of Technical and Safety in January this year. In this role he is responsible for leading IPAF’s technical and safety department, developing and delivering new technical and safety guidance and ensuring that IPAF’s members are heard and have influence on setting technical and safety standards around the world.
Before joining IPAF Andrew worked for six years at Haulotte. His first job at Haulotte was Product Safety Manager for Asia based in his native Australia, before moving to the company’s head office in France in early 2015 to become Worldwide Safety and Homologation Manager.
Prior to Haulotte he spent more than a decade as an engineer working for Kenworth Trucks and Volgren Australia in Melbourne, having graduated with a B.Eng in Engineering Design from RMIT University in 1999.
Andrew says of his role at IPAF; “Placing people at height is an enormous responsibility, and so all MEWP and MCWP manufacturers must go beyond the minimum requirements to ensure that each machine is safe and is not subjecting platform occupants maintenance staff and bystanders to uncontrolled risk.”