Open for entries: 2024 Working at Height Awards

Entries are now open for the first-ever Working at Height Awards set to take place Nov. 20 in Nashville following the Working at Height Conference.

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Created and organized by ALH and the International Powered Access Federation (IPAF), the Working at Height Conference & Awards is a brand-new event that combines ALH’s long-running ALH Conference & Awards with IPAF’s annaul North American Innovate event.

Working at Height Conference details
  • The Working at Height Conference will address technology and work processes that create safe and productive working environments. Presentation topics include:
  • Keynote from major rental company executive
  • Addressing safety and the human factor when working at height
  • Emergency preparedness and rescue plans for work at height
  • MEWP accident statistics: How does the U.S. measure up?
  • Panel: Technology’s role in working at height – Industry experts to discuss access control technology and using data to manage the safe use of machines
  • Panel: Cultivating a safety culture
  • Training and technology - The latest developments in e-learning (benefits and limits) and VR/AR training
  • Selecting the right PFPE
  • Exiting at height – how to be compliant

Registration to attend the Working at Height Conference & Awards is now open and can be completed here.

The day-long conference will focus on the use of aerial platforms and how rental companies can increase site productivity and safety and will be followed by an evening awards dinner that will celebrate excellence and innovation within the North American access and rental industries.

Eight categories will cover new product launches and technologies, innovations in safety, and rental-focused awards for sustainability and more. The deadline for companies to enter is September 3. Categories include:

Working at height safety innovation – OEM/supplier
  • To an access equipment OEM or supplier that has made a significant contribution to safe working at height through initiatives, innovations and/or commitments within the last 18 months. These could range from internal company initiatives to developments that promote or enable safe working at height in the wider industry. Download the form here.

Working at height safety innovation – Non-OEM supplier
  • To a non-OEM access equipment supplier that has made a significant contribution to safe working at height through innovative safety attachments, devices or accessories used on MEWPs within the last 18 months. Download the form here.

Working at height safety innovation – Rental company
  • To a rental company that has made a significant contribution to safe working at height through initiatives, innovations and/or commitments within the last 18 months. These might include safety promotion campaigns, the adoption of new technology or training initiatives. Download the form here.

Rental company of the year
  • For an equipment rental company that stands out through innovation and success. Companies must have powered access equipment in their fleets, and will be judged on their approach to safety, training, marketing of access rental services, new technology, customer service and other initiatives. Other relevant areas include the company’s efforts to develop new markets for access equipment and their financial performance. All rental companies are welcome to enter, big or small. Download the form here.

Technology innovation award
  • The Technology Innovation Award is for a new technology used in the working at height sector. It could be a new software innovation, the use of IoT systems, telematics, the application of AI or a technical innovation in a MEWP product or telehandler that has allowed them to make a significant leap forward in the industry. Judges will be looking for innovative devices, components or technologies that have helped rental companies or other equipment owners improve their business. Download the form here.

Sustainability in rental award
  • This award is open to any company that has made a significant contribution to sustainability in the access rental industry, through their latest products, services or initiatives. OEMs, rental companies, training specialists, technology providers and other relevant organizations are welcome to enter. Judges will be looking for groundbreaking solutions, projects or programs that demonstrate how a company is adapting its business and/or products for now and the future. The award will encompass issues around workforce development, the environmental, the energy transition, and the impact on local and communities. Download the form here.

New product award – scissor lifts
  • For manufacturers that have launched new scissor lifts. Judges will consider equipment launched from March 2023 and on. Download the form here.

New product award – boom lifts
  • For manufacturers that have launched new boom lifts. Judges will consider equipment launched from March 2023 and on. Download the form here.

Judging will be based on the nomination information provided and on the industry knowledge and experiences of the judges. Judges will look at the nominations received for each category and rank them accordingly. The quality and comprehensiveness of the nomination information received is of critical importance.

To download a submission form or to learn more, visit the Working at Height Conference & Awards website here, or reach out to ALH Editor Lindsey Anderson ([email protected]) with questions.

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