Jason Woods

Middle East & India Representative, International Powered Access Federation

Jason Woods

Middle East & India Representative, International Powered Access Federation

Biography

Jason is IPAF’s Middle East & India Representative and Auditor, based in Dubai. He has 29 years’ experience within the access industry gained with equipment manufacturers, rental companies and training bodies.

The International Powered Access Federation (IPAF) promotes the safe and effective use of powered access equipment worldwide in the widest sense — through providing technical advice and information, through influencing and interpreting legislation and standards, through its safety initiatives and training programmes. It is a not-for-profit organisation owned by its members who include manufacturers, rental companies, contractors and users.

‘My duties with the organisation include working alongside existing and new members, and training centres to give guidance, advice and support.  Instructor development – IPAF’s international training programme allows each instructor Continuing Professional Development The focus of CPD is on results – benefits instructors and the industry by keeping skills and knowledge up to date.

The main purpose of IPAF is to promote the ‘’Safe & Effective’’ use of MEWPs worldwide!

IPAF’s membership body currently stands at 1,300 members in 67 countries and we see the Middle East continuing to grow with demand, Bahrain, Iraq, Jordan – Kuwait – Lebanon – Oman – Qatar – Saudi Arabia – UAE.

India, IPAF training centre(s), currently we have Noida, Gujarat and Mumbai where another rental company will open in Delhi and south India later this year giving a total of 7 training outlets throughout India. Two of our Rental members are in between achieving the IPAF rental+ standard.

IPAF encourages all manufacturers, rental companies and contractors worldwide to report any known fatal and serious accidents involving MEWPs/AWPs or MCWPs. This is confidential and anonymous. IPAF looks for common trends and major issues that cause accidents with our industry. Statistics is then used to inform IPAF training and launch industry wide campaigns to help improve safety statistics. http://www.ipaf.org/en/resources/accident-database

My key aim is to boost the safe practices whilst working at height. Working with safety groups and governing bodies throughout the Middle East & India.

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