IAPA 2022 winners announced in London

By Euan Youdale10 March 2022

The winners of the International Awards for Powered Access (IAPAs) were revealed to a record crowd in London, UK, on 10 March. 

More than 450 industry professionals gathered at the Millennium Gloucester Hotel in Kensington, for this year’s IAPAs, which celebrate best practice in the access industry across 13 award categories.

Among a raft of notable winners JLG triumphed in two product categories, while Riwal took home the trophy for the new Sustainability Award. There were also a number of first time winners, including manufacturers Torgar, from Spain, Finland’s Dinolift and Italy-based CTE, as well as French rental company Joly Location.

Winners celebrate at the end of the 2022 IAPA awards in London at the Millennium Gloucester Hotel.

The winners were chosen by an independent judging panel of industry experts from over 130 high quality entries – the most ever received for these awards. (See details about the judges below).

Event organisers Access International and IPAF also announced the location of the 2023 event, which will take place in Berlin, Germany.

(See the full shortlist with a summary of all those entries).

IPAF/Access International Lifetime Achievement Award
CHRIS WRAITH, UK, independent powered access health & safety professional

The Sustainability Award
RIWAL, Netherlands, for its Lifting Sustainability strategy

Access Rental Company of the Year

Digital Development Award
SERIOUS LABS, Canada, for its VR simulator PAL Card conversion

Innovative Technology Prize
CTE, Italy, for its S3 EVO stability system

Contribution to Safe Working at Height

Access Photograph of the Year

IAPA 2022 photograph of the year The winner of IAPA 2022 Photograph of the Year award

(Sponsored by Media Access Solutions (MAS))

Daniel was working for Paramount Platforms when he took this inspiring shot of a Hinowa Lightlift 17.75 PIIIS working at the Natural History Museum in London. It is being used to clean and check the anchor points of Hope, a 25.2m long blue whale skeleton hanging from the celling of the museum.


Product of the Year – Mast Climbing Work Platforms/Construction Hoists
FRACO MANUFACTURING SL, Spain, Torgar PL-20 EXT 2V transport platform

Product of the Year – Scissor Lifts and Vertical Masts
JLG, US, for its DaVinci all-electric scissor lift

Product of the Year – Vehicle/trailer-mounted
DINOLIFT, Finland, for the 230VTH hybrid truck mount

Product of the Year – Self-propelled booms & Atrium lifts
JLG, US, for the 670SJ self-levelling boom


IPAF Training Instructor of the Year
PHIL DRAYTON, Nationwide Platforms, UK

IPAF Training Centre of the Year
AST, Germany

Citation for Chris Wraith, Lifetime achievement award
Chris has dedicated much of his working life to improving a promoting safety and good practice in the MEWP industry. Between 1996 and 2000 he was Senior Training Instructor at Nationwide Access.

Chris Wraith Chris Wraith

In 2005 he became Safety, Health & Environmental Advisor at Nationwide Access and in 2008 took on the role of UK QHSE Manager at Lavendon Access Services. In 2011, he joined IPAF as Technical & Safety Executive, where he worked with national and international bodies to influence developments in the safe design and use of MEWPs and to promote the objectives of IPAF and its members.

Chris left IPAF in 2018 to continue to pursue his passion for MEWP safety as director of consultancy firm Access Safety Management. He still serves on several IPAF committees, including the International Safety Committee.


The winners and shortlist were chosen by an independent and impartial judging panel who were excluded from entering their company in any of the categories.

IAPA judges 2022

Nico Krekeler, (top left),Head of Design and Development at Ruthmann Holdings, and Chairman, Ruthmann Italia;

Michel Petitjean, (top middle), Secretary General of the European Rental Association;

Andy Studdert, (top right), Independent Corporate Director and Past President of IPAF, formerly CEO of NES Rentals;

Jonathan Till, (bottom left), Owner of UK independent access equipment rental company GTAccess, and member of the IPAF UK Country Council; and

Paolo Pianigiani, (botton right), Commercial Director, IMER Group;

Euan Youdale, Editor of Access International magazine, non-voting chair.

See www.iapa-summit.info for more details.

Delivered directly to your inbox, Scaffold & Access Newsletter features the pick of the breaking news stories, product launches, show reports and more from KHL's world-class editorial team.
Featured Training From Easybook
NYC SST Online Training

The clock is ticking… Construction workers in New York City – have you fulfilled your required Site Safety Training (SST)? Get your SST card online now

Latest Events
SAIA early bird rates end soon
The SAIA Annual Convention & Exposition attendee early bird rates expire May 31, exhibitor space limited
Two-day access and rental event set for September
The ALH Conference and IPAF Innovate workshop have combined forces to offer two days of education and networking for the access and rental industries
Guide: SAIA Committee Week 2022
The SAIA’s annual Committee Week is just around the corner. Here’s what attendees can expect in Memphis
Off-Highway Research

The gold standard in market research

Off-Highway Research offers a library of more than 200 regularly updated reports, providing forensic detail on key aspects of the construction equipment industry.

Our detailed insights and expert analyses are used by over 500 of the world’s largest and most successful suppliers, manufacturers and distributers, to inform their strategic plans and deliver profitable growth.

Click here to visit our website