IPAF appoints new UAE representative
Federation recruits Jason Woods as United Arab Emirates representative
THE International Powered Access Federation has appointed Jason Woods as its new representative for the United Arab Emirates (UAE), reflecting the Federation’s steadily growing presence in the Middle East where it currently has 15 members across Jordan, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the UAE.
Mr Woods has over 20 years’ experience in the powered access industry. He started in sales and rental, holding positions with Building Services Plant Hire, Hewden Stuart and Euro Towers. Mr Woods is also a certified IPAF and PASMA instructor, having been involved in work at height training since 1996.
In 2011, he joined Instant Access in the Middle East as training manager and has since focused on promoting safety and training standards, and developing the mobile tower and power access business in the Gulf region.
‘My new duties with IPAF will include working alongside existing and new members, as well as training centres to give full guidance, advice and support,’ said Mr Woods. ‘My key aim is to boost the safe use of powered access and to grow the number of IPAF PAL cards (powered access licences) within the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) by working with the UAE Ministry of Labour.
The GCC is the political and economic alliance of six Middle East countries: Bahrain; Kuwait; Oman; Qatar; Saudi Arabia; and the UAE.