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January 22, 2021

Tree surgeon buys new platform – gets free rainbow

Filed under: Latest News — EHN Team @ 4:20 pm

Tree surgeon Ian McClelland had been trimming fir trees using his Hinowa Lightlift 26.14 Performance IIIS spider platform, when a rainbow suddenly appeared behind him.

Capturing this fortuitous and pictureseque moment, his customer acted quickly and took a number of snaps before the rainbow faded away.

“I had my head down busy at work, so didn’t know what was going on until after the rainbow had disappeared. But the pictures are great. The rainbow couldn’t be more perfectly placed behind the spider platform and the clouds and sunshine together made for a dramatic shot,” said Ian.

“It made a relatively straightforward job quite special. We’ll have to wait a very long time to get the same opportunity. No pot of gold this time either, but a great record of the occasion.”

Ian has a business in Ballymena, Northern Ireland, and had just taken delivery of the new LL 26.14 to replace the one he’d run for several years – the company also has a Hinowa Lightlift 20.10 Performance IIIS in the fleet. Both were supplied by Access Platform Sales (APS), the UK and Ireland distributor for all Hinowa products.

“Wow! We’re pleased Ian shared the picture with us. It puts a smile on the face of everyone who sees it, and it shows the Hinowa in a very good light!” added Shane Paver, Northern Sales Director for APS.

So there’s a sunny story and a pleasant image for a gloomy and locked down winter’s day. Meantime, for stat fans in the market for a new working platform, Hinowa’s LL 26.14 has a maximum working height of 25.7m and a max outreach of 13.6m, while the LL 20.10 has a working height up to 20.1m and an outreach up to 9.7m.The LL 26.14 is 990mm wide in tracking mode, and the LL 20.10 is 790mm wide. Both have an unrestricted basket capacity of 230kg.


January 20, 2021

New Lifters from Dragon

Filed under: Latest News — EHN Team @ 11:59 am

Introducing the LF750 Lifter and LF1000 Lifter from Dragon Equipment. Built entirely in the UK, the compact sister machines are designed to transport materials around sites with greater ease and safety. 

Both units are able to haul substantial loads, the LF750 lifting as much as 750kg and the LF1000 up to 1,000kg. Both machines are available with the Vanguard 400, 14HP petrol engine from Briggs & Stratton, the Hatz 1B50 Diesel engine, or as a hybrid unit.

 There is more to the new Lifters than their ability to elevate, however, with additional attachments such as a log grab (pictured) or a post hole borer, and other attachments in the planning. Regardless of which attachment is used, simple controls make the machines easy to master.

As with other Dragon devices, safety is a prime consideration. Both machines have a front stability foot, which doubles as a load stabiliser when tracking. They also both have a raised platform for the operator to stand on, to ensure optimum visibility while operating.

All terrain tracks allow the Lifters to be used in all conditions, on any building site or domestic project. Both machines weigh under 630kg and will fit in most trailers or vans. The LF750 is just 700mm wide, so will fit through a standard doorway. Even the LF1000 at just 840mm wide is perfect for jobs where access is narrow or restricted.


January 13, 2021

Breaking News – ScotPlant delayed

Filed under: Latest News — EHN Team @ 6:56 pm

After much deliberation and in view of the ongoing disruption and uncertainty caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, ScotPlant has been postponed until April 22 & 23 2022.

The exhibition had previously been rescheduled for April 23 & 24 2021 at the Royal Highland Centre, Ingliston. However, after monitoring recent events, including the introduction of new lockdown measures, it seems certain that restrictions for events will persist over the coming months, leaving us with no alternative but to move the event to 2022.

This is not a decision we have taken lightly but, as always, the health, safety and wellbeing of all ScotPlant attendees remains the number one priority.

By moving the show to next year, we are allowing enough time for the Covid-19 vaccine programme to come into full effect, which we are confident will provide us with the opportunity to deliver the same outstanding ScotPlant experience that visitors and exhibitors have come to expect over the past two decades.

Moving the event to 2022 should ensure maximum value, removing as it will any concerns over restrictions on interaction or the ability of attendees to travel to the event.

The exhibition will, as always, run for two days over Friday April 22 and Saturday April 23 2022 at the Royal Highland Centre. Exhibitors are assured that all existing stand sizes and locations on the site map will be carried over.


January 8, 2021

SANY signs up

Filed under: Latest News — EHN Team @ 4:42 pm

It’s onwards and upwards for EHS, as we welcome yet another major new exhibitor to the Big Show.

SANY shouldn’t need much of an introduction, since it is one of the largest manufacturers of excavators in the world. However, the company is intent on stepping up its UK operations, with a comprehensive range of machines from 1.5t to 50t. The company has also set up its own direct sales route in Scotland and has just appointed a new dealer network across England and Wales. It will continue to sell and support excavators in Ireland with Sleator Plant.

“We are embarking on a new chapter with SANY in the UK and Ireland and have lots of exciting plans for 2021 and beyond” says Leigh Harris, business development director at SANY UK & Ireland.

“A key objective for us is to show the quality of our products and dealer network and therefore, we have decided to attend our first-ever Executive Hire Show, as it will give us a great platform to meet with key decision-makers from the UK’s hire industry.”

New Ariens mower

Filed under: Latest News — EHN Team @ 12:07 pm

The latest Ariens IKON XD zero-turn mower offers easy handing, a comfortable ride and intuitive controls for precision performance.

Eye-catching and robust, the IKON XD boasts a range of features, with an affordable price for homeowners and semi-professionals. It’s constructed with a heavy-duty tubular steel frame to provide strength and stability while travelling over different terrain. Further to user comforts, the new machine also has a new high-back seat, armrests and vibration-reducing floor mat.

Power comes from a Kawasaki 726cc engine, while the deck is fabricated from 10-gauge steel for additional durability. There are 13 cutting heights, which are adjusted by turning a dial on the control panel. The IKON XD comes with a three-year or 300-hour warranty. Models available include the IKON XD 42 with a 107cm cutter deck, or the IKON XD 52 with a 132cm deck.

Dragon douses dust

Filed under: Latest News — EHN Team @ 11:29 am

Visitors to last year’s Executive Hire Show might have spotted a new concrete crusher from Dragon Equipment – it certainly caught a few rival manufacturers’ eyes. Now the Ipswich-based company has turned its attentions to dust suppression, announcing the equally distinctive DS110 unit.

More than meeting the stringent requirements of such equipment, the DS110 employs a high pressure pump to nebulise 29 litres of water per minute into a dust-drenching spray of water vapour. It is capable of spraying at distances up to 23m, immediately suppressing any particles in the atmosphere. As standard, its nozzle is able to rotate 110 degrees horizontally and 45 degrees vertically.

The new machine has on-board controls, as expected, but also features a hand-held remote control unit enabling operations to be completed at a safe distance. Other features include all terrain tracks, anti-vibration mounting, an additional high pressure lance and a tow ball capable of hauling bowsers up to 3,000l.

The DS110 weighs 670kg and is just 700mm wide, meaning the device will fit through an average doorway. It is powered by a HATZ 1B50 diesel engine or a Vanguard 400 14HP petrol engine. A battery-enabled hybrid option is also available.

Find out more at www.dragon-equipment.co.uk

Bobcat in a spin

Filed under: Latest News — EHN Team @ 11:14 am

Responding to growing demand worldwide, and further to its own ‘Next is Now’ corporate philosophy, Bobcat has recently expanded its range of rotary telehandlers.

And handsome machines they are too, with ten in the European range, Stage V compliant engines, lifting heights ranging from 18 to 39 metres and lifting capacities from four to seven tonnes. Other benefits include a fully pressurised environment, an air filtration system, heating and air conditioning (except in the TR40.180 model), ROPS/FOPS certification, a range of adjustable user comforts and a bright touchscreen display with intuitive machine controls.

The new machines are compatible with a range of Bobcat attachments, with on-board tech automatically recognising which is being used and adjusting load settings accordingly. Meanwhile, radio controls enable remote operations, even driving from the basket. Finally, an additional 15kW electric motor provides sufficient power for the machines to perform all normal functions, albeit producing zero emissions on site.

Stars shine at CPA awards

Filed under: Latest News — EHN Team @ 11:00 am

Nominations are now open for the Construction Plant-hire Association’s ‘Stars of the Future’ apprentice and trainee awards for 2021.

A total of six titles are up for grabs and nominations are welcomed from plant-hire companies, manufacturers, contractors, suppliers and others operating in the construction plant sector with apprentices and trainees in their workforce.

The award categories for 2021 include Plant Mechanic of the Year (Level 2), Plant Technician of the Year (Level 3), Plant Operative of the Year, Lifting Technician of the Year, Hire Controller of the Year and a brand new category for Plant Installer of the Year.

“Last year we had over 70 nominees for Stars of the Future and the standard of entries was exceptional. We’re delighted that we’ve been able to extend the awards programme even further this year by introducing another new national title of CPA Plant Installer of the Year. We’d like to urge employers and companies in the construction plant sector to nominate apprentices and trainees who they believe should be recognised as stars in the making,” said CP Chief Executive, Kevin Minton.

The Stars of the Future winners will be announced at an awards ceremony to be held on July 1, and the closing date for entries is March 31st.

Nominate your Stars of the Future at www.cpa.uk.net/starsdownloads

November 18, 2020

Speedy financials show resilience

Filed under: Latest News — EHN Team @ 11:21 am

Speedy has just announced its financial results for the six months to 30 September 2020. In spite of difficult trading conditions, the numbers are rather better than they might have been.

Underlying results are generally a better indication of financial performance, and the topline revenue figure easily stands out at £162.3m versus £204.2m for the same period in 2019 – a variance of 20.5%.

Earnings before investments, taxes, depreciation and amortisation – ‘EBITDA’, as it is known – is £41m for the period compared to £52.7m last year, which is a variance of 22.2%. While adjusted operating profit is £8.2m vs £18.6m in 2019, representing a 55.9% decrease.

These results reflect a number of prudent measures taken as the lockdown bit. Capex was tightly managed, cash collections were increased for the period and net debt was reduced from £85.1m to £57.8m – a disparity of 32.1%.

Speaking about the recent results, Speedy Chief Executive Russell Down said:

“I am pleased with the resilient performance of our business during this unprecedented period. Cash flow performance has been excellent, due to actions taken quickly to control costs and preserve cash, and our balance sheet remains strong.

“This performance is testament to the strength of our model, hard work of all my colleagues and strong operational delivery. Our customer service focus and capital commitment promise have once again delivered customer renewals and market share gains.

“I am pleased to report ongoing positive trading momentum in recent months. Moving into the second half, while conditions remain uncertain due to COVID-19, utilisation has returned to 2019 levels and the business is well positioned and invested to take advantage as trading recovers to more normal levels. As a consequence full year results are expected to be towards the top end of analysts’ expectations.”


November 5, 2020

Hillhead goes digital

Filed under: Latest News — EHN Team @ 3:34 pm

In addition to postponing this year’s Hillhead expo and arranging a new date for 2021, The QMJ Group has just announced a digital event aimed at previewing the big show and stirring up some much needed enthusiasm.

Taking place from 9–10 March 2021, ‘Hillhead Digital’ combines a multi-stream conference with an online exhibition platform that will allow users to connect, engage and view hundreds of products.

Central to the event are 40 free seminars and panel sessions, providing invaluable insights into the key themes affecting the construction and quarrying industries over the next decade. Site visitors will also be able to browse 500 virtual booths showcasing the latest equipment and services. Additional functionalities enable users to arrange meetings, chat and Zoom live, download brochures, conference handouts and other useful information.

“Hillhead Digital will provide a safe and dynamic platform for the community to reconnect and share all of the positive developments that will help shape the construction recovery,” says Richard Bradbury, managing director of The QMJ Group.

“Our digital-format event will extend Hillhead’s international reach and increase its coverage of the technology sector and younger demographic groups. It will celebrate the enormous contribution the sector makes to the UK and provide an exciting prelude to the physical event we look forward to delivering from 22–24 June 2021.”

Digital events are all part of the ‘new normal’, of course, but this one sounds like it rivals its real-world counterpart in terms of size. For further information, news updates and free registration see www.hillhead.com/digital

October 21, 2020


Filed under: Latest News — EHN Team @ 1:01 pm

The Executive Hire Show has long been a key date on the calendar for the UK plant and tool hire industry. It has always been important that the event can take place safely and to the advantage of exhibitors and visitors alike.

Due to the ongoing uncertainty caused by the COVID-19 situation, we have taken the decision to reschedule the original date of February 10-11 to Wednesday 28th and Thursday 29th April 2021.

In explaining the new move, Publishing and Events Director Chris Moore said:
“I have not taken this decision lightly and have consulted with event managers, hirers and many of our commercial partners. All have agreed with this prudent measure and have confirmed that they would rather the event is moved, and that stringent safety procedures are implemented, than the show is postponed to any later in the year, or indeed cancelled.

I appreciate that this decision will impact on organisations and visitors’ travel plans. However, the health, safety and wellbeing of all Executive Hire Show attendees and exhibitors has to be our number one priority and I hope people will understand why we have had to take this course of action in the face of unprecedented circumstances.”

Feedback from exhibitors underlines the importance of the Executive Hire Show and a demonstrates an agreement with the decision to reschedule. Among many other positive comments, Ray Neilson, managing director of Altrad Belle said:
“Altrad Belle is pleased to have the safety of the later date for the hire industry’s must-attend exhibition. We are pleased it gives us the opportunity to spend a little more time to develop the new products which we love to launch at the Executive Hire Show.

Safety will be 1st, 2nd and 3rd for the Altrad Belle sales team/set-up team and for our fantastic customers attending the event. We know that the Executive Hire Show team will also be ensuring this is the case.”

While Mat Llewellyn, managing director of MHM Group added:
“I am delighted that the organisers are making a special effort to get the Executive Hire Show up and running in 2021. It goes without saying that they count on me and my team to give them all the backing they need. Yes, these have been testing times for the industry and we’ve all had to adapt, but there is work out there for hire firms. So, now more than ever, we need the show to network with one another and to see the latest innovations from the many suppliers to the industry.”

This announcement coincides with an update to the Executive Hire Show website, which contains EHS team contacts, information about the event, travel, accommodation and booking details.

Head to www.executivehireshow.co.uk for further information, and we look forward to seeing you all at the Ricoh Arena on 28/9 April 2021.

September 24, 2020

HSE doubles down on dust

Filed under: Latest News — EHN Team @ 4:43 pm

The Heath and Safety Executive is targeting construction firms to check that their standards are up to scratch, with a month-long inspection initiative commencing Monday 5 October.

This is the fourth initiative of its kind. As in previous years, inspections will focus on respiratory risks and occupational lung disease; looking at the measures businesses have in place to protect workers’ lungs from the likes of asbestos, respirable silica and wood dust. This is part of HSE’s longer term health and work strategy to improve health within the construction industry.

While the primary focus of these inspections will be on health, if an inspector identifies any other areas of concern they will take the necessary enforcement action to deal with them.
This will include making sure that businesses are doing all they can to protect their workers from the risk of coronavirus and make workplaces COVID-secure.

Inspectors will also be looking for evidence of employers and workers knowing the risks, planning their work and using the right controls. If necessary, they will use enforcement to make sure people are protected.

The construction initiative is supported by HSE’s ‘Dustbuster’ campaign, aimed to influence employer behaviour by encouraging builders to download free guidance and advice, increasing knowledge and capability to protect workers’ health.

Over 3,500 builders die each year from cancers related to their work, with thousands more cases of ill-health and working days lost.

HSE’s chief inspector of construction, Sarah Jardine, said: “Around 100 times as many workers die from diseases caused or made worse by their work than are actually killed in construction accidents.

“There are a few simple things that everyone can do to make sure they are protecting their health and their future. Be aware of the risks associated with activities you do every day, recognise the dangers of hazardous dust and consider how it can affect your health.

“We want businesses and their workers to think of the job from start to finish and avoid creating dust by working in different ways to keep dust down and wear the right mask and clothing.”

To find out more about the new campaign and inspections, see the official Twitter channel at @H_S_E or Facebook at @hsegovuk.

HSE Dust initiative

September 2, 2020

Sunfest shines on

Filed under: Latest News — EHN Team @ 11:49 am

With events being postponed or cancelled, or increasingly taking to the internet, Sunbelt Rentals has created an online space that is both interesting and fun to inhabit.

Launched in August and featuring industry-leading speakers, the appropriately named ‘Sunfest’ festival showcases the latest products and technologies from 45 hire industry suppliers.

Sunfest is entirely free to enter, and viewers are able to join the festival from the comfort of their workplaces or homes at any time of the day. Better yet, there are no queues for grotty burgers, no face-mask or social distancing requirements and no eight-hour traffic jams as visitors scramble to leave afterwards.

The festival itself is presented as a colourful, 3D-modelled theme park, which is divided into 11 themed ‘zones’. Aside from interactive product showcases from the likes of Hilti, Skyjack, Genquip and others equally prominent – many with video presentations – the main stage is the place for short talks from industry-leading experts and Sunbelt Rentals UK partners on the latest topics in sustainability and innovation.

Sunfest is live now and runs until the evening of September 20th. See it for yourselves by clicking on these words.

August 21, 2020

New HSC website launches

Filed under: Latest News — EHN Team @ 3:59 pm

HSC has merged all its products from across the group into a brand new website, which features all the products from the 2020 catalogue and the HSC and HSC MSC sites.

The new website lists everything from electrical distribution, heating & cooling and site lighting, but now also includes a vast range of spare parts, oils & lubricants, engines and consumables.

Trade customers of HSC will now have one website and one Login, with one team dedicated to customer service.

There’s plenty to look at on the new site, with lots of images and rather more in the way of product information – there are even videos for some items too. See for yourselves at www.hscgroupuk.co.uk

Hire Supply Company, HSC

August 18, 2020

Ammann chooses Phoenix

Filed under: Latest News — EHN Team @ 10:14 am

Ammann is a leading supplier of mixing plants, machines and services to the construction industry with core expertise in road building and transportation infrastructure.

The products available range from compaction products, tandem rollers right the way through to soil rollers, paving machinery and asphalt plant. With 150 years of expertise and commitment to customers, employees, and innovative solutions, Ammann has a global reach with an expansive product range.

Previously represented on an exclusive distributorship basis, this is the first year Ammann has awarded a territorial dealership in the UK. As of 1st August, Phoenix became a dealer for Wales, stocking the full range of Ammann light equipment and heavy compaction products.

At Phoenix we pride ourselves in having excellent relationships with customers and suppliers alike and this new partnership is proof of that.

The range of products available from Phoenix will consist of the comprehensive compaction and plant machinery products. For more information and product range details see www.phoenix-hire-sales.co.uk

June 30, 2020

Bob Williams moves on

Filed under: Latest News — EHN Team @ 2:48 pm

After 37 years in and around the hire sector, Bob Williams, UK & Eire Sales Manager at Altrad Belle, has left the company. Today, June 30th 2020, is his final day in the post.

Starting his career at Chesterfield-based Errut Products in July 1984, where he sold the company’s surface preparation and compaction equipment, Bob enjoyed a good early grounding in the hire business – perhaps even more so, given that Ray Caulfield (Trime) was his MD for many years.

His time at Errut Products saw Bob representing the company across the Middle & Far East, before he took on the role of UK National Sales Manager. People of a certain vintage might also recall Errut Products’ concreting & compaction training courses at its Chesterfield headquarters, although rumours suggest that the legendary Chesterfield nightlife had much to do with their popularity. Bob readily testifies to this, since he ran the majority of courses!
Errut Products was acquired by Belle Engineering in 1990, which led to Bob becoming the group’s UK & Eire Sales Manager. Holding this position throughout, his responsibilities increased following Belle’s acquisition by the Altrad Group in 2009.

Bob’s enduring enthusiasm for exploring new sales channels has long been complemented by Altrad Belle’s R&D capabilities. Many major hirers, and the wider hire industry have seen numerous products that Bob and his sales team have successfully launched and promoted.

Always a staunch supporter of all aspects of the hire industry, Bob has been at the forefront of his group’s involvement at every hire industry and customer exhibition, as well as being instrumental with the group’s support of the industry’s representative body, the HAE.

With semi-retirement now on the horizon, it looks like the nation’s rainbow trout should be getting worried as more fly fishing is definitely on the agenda. Bob also plans to spend quality time with his family and friends, however.

Speaking of his momentous decision, Bob said: “After 37 years, I am extremely grateful for all parts of my journey in a what is a tremendous industry; but I feel that the greatest gift that I have been given is to work for a company and in an industry that has provided me with so much enjoyment and so many great memories.”

A prominent and popular figure in the hire industry, Bob has always been a friend to the magazine – and to the Executive Hire Show, in particular. After nearly four decades of service, some well-earned downtime is most certainly due. In the meantime, our very best wishes are with him in all his future endeavours.

June 25, 2020

inspHire launches new rental software

Filed under: Latest News — EHN Team @ 9:01 am

inspHire, the noted providers of rental management software, has announced the launch of a new cloud-based application – ‘OnRent’.

OnRent is a low-cost, flexible application designed with the user in mind. Driving efficiencies into the rental market, it is particularly suited to start-ups, smaller companies seeking a flexible product to support their growth, or hire companies with a predominantly light hire/asset management requirement.

OnRent boasts a modern, uncluttered interface and is compatible with multiple web-enabled devices, including tablets and smartphones. It is simple to set up, it utilises a straightforward pay-as-you-go payment model, and it is fully integrated with Sage Business Cloud.

Other features include, but are by no means limited to: built-in CRM, easy invoicing and support for invoice runs; simple stock control and rental order processing; servicing, repairs and lost items management; multi-currency and multi-company support; built-in document writer; intercom product support and a complete set of helpful guides.

Speaking of the new launch, Sales Director Martin Bestwick said:

“The launch of OnRent is a very proud moment for everyone at inspHire and the Kerridge Commercial Systems (KCS) group. What you will see when you log in to the product is a program that’s been designed from the ground up, leveraging modern web technologies that deliver a rich, simple end-user experience – fully optimised for working on any device, anytime, anywhere.

“OnRent has been developed over a number of years from a completely clean slate. This decision, whilst extending our development timeline, ensures we are able to give our customers the competitive edge that is essential in today’s economy.”

OnRent launches today, June 25, with further information regarding the full suite of features and pricing options available at the new OnRent website – click here find out more.

inspHire is rightly confident that OnRent will hit the mark with hirers, to the extent that it is offering an obligation-free 30-day trial of the product. And you really can’t say any fairer than that.

June 23, 2020

Speedy finances announced

Filed under: Latest News — EHN Team @ 3:29 pm

Speedy’s financial results for the year ending March 30 2020 make for impressive reading, the company showing positive growth year on year and, we suppose, putting the company in a good place to withstand the conditions that came to bear as the reporting period drew to a close.

Next year’s figures will undoubtedly make interesting reading for that very reason. In the meantime, and looking at the underlying results as an indicator of performance, revenues grew 3.4% YOY, from £389.2m to £402.5m. Adjusted profit before tax demonstrated double digit growth, rising 11.1%, from £31.4m in 2019 to £34.9m, while net debt is reduced 11% YOY, from £89.1m to £79.3m.

In terms of other highlights, Speedy is lessening its reliance on the construction sector and bringing more focus to higher margin SME customers, with revenues therein rising 32.1% YOY. And Rhian Bartlett strengthens the Speedy board, bringing tremendous experience of such high value businesses as Sainsbury’s, Screwfix, eBay and Homebase.

Commenting on the results Russell Down, Chief Executive, said:

“I am pleased to report continued positive momentum across the Group. We have a well invested fleet, diversified customer base and robust balance sheet.

Our priority remains the welfare of our colleagues, customers and the communities we serve. We continue to monitor Government guidance and take action to ensure the safety of our colleagues as we continue to operate to satisfy customer demand.

Whilst COVID-19 will have some financial impact on the business, I am reassured by our performance in the last three months. We are well placed to emerge in a position of strength to pursue our strategic objectives as more normal trading levels return.”

May 5, 2020

Doosan joins EDA

Filed under: Latest News — EHN Team @ 2:15 pm

Doosan Infracore Europe has announced that it has joined the European Demolition Association (EDA) as a corporate member.

The EDA, founded in 1978, is the leading platform for national demolition associations, demolition contractors and suppliers throughout Europe. It also maintains contacts with similar bodies in other parts of the world, including Asia and the USA.

Commenting on the move, Gilles Bendaoud, Vice President of Sales & Marketing for Doosan Infracore Europe, said: “Demolition has always been an important market for Doosan. Our new membership at the EDA is a significant move as we continue our expansion in the demolition market both in Europe and globally.

“It also nicely complements the launch of our DX235DM demolition excavator (pictured) at the end of 2019, the first model in our new range of High Reach Demolition Excavators for international markets. The first machines we have delivered have been very well accepted by customers and we will add two further models in the range – the DX380DM and DX530DM – later this year.”

The EDA sets and promotes standards in demolition techniques across Europe. Among the other roles is the body’s involvement in, and impact on health and safety legislation in the industry. The EDA also aims to improve the legislation concerning the removal, depositing and recycling of demolition debris and to exchange information on techniques, working methods and training.

April 28, 2020

IPAF powers forward

Filed under: Latest News — EHN Team @ 12:34 pm

A strong performance from IPAF – the International Powered Access Federation (IPAF) – which has just published record financials in its 2019 Annual Report.

Topline results include an 8.1 percent increase in revenues to £7.06 million, which is a first for the organisation. However, an overall deficit of £39.5K was also reported due to investment in senior management restructuring.

Diving into the details, 175,986 people successfully completed IPAF training during the year – a 6.2 percent growth YOY, with 45 percent growth in membership in the Nordic region, 28 percent in China and 20 percent in Switzerland. IPAF’s total membership grew by 6.5 percent YOY to 1,422 across 72 countries, while the total number of IPAF approved training centres increased 3.6 percent to 550 across 48 worldwide territories.

IPAF-accredited training programmes contributed £4.97 million to overall turnover, while income from outside the UK accounted for 44 percent of revenue for the first time.

IPAF’s annual report can be viewed for free at www.ipaf.org/annual-report.

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