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Lavendon Group plc: International Awards Honour Nationwide Platforms Director


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The International Awards for Powered Access (IAPAs) have honoured a Nationwide Platforms Director with a prestigious safety prize.

UK Operations Director Peter Douglas was awarded with the Contribution to Safe Working at Height accolade at the prestigious prize ceremony last Thursday in Windsor, near London.

Around 500 industry representatives attended the annual showcase which aims to recognise outstanding achievements across the global powered access market.

With more than 25 years in the access industry, Peter was recognised for his work in advancing health and safety both within Nationwide Platforms and across the wider industry as a whole.

In addition to responsibilities for QHSE, transport, central engineering and property for the access leader, Peter chairs the International Powered Access Federation (IPAF) UK Council and plays

a central role in a number of key rental and end-user safety committees.

In awarding the prizes, judges commented that Peter made an outstanding contribution to safe working in the powered access industry, demonstrating outstanding commitment in important areas including accident reporting and safety training.

After receiving the award, Peter said: “It is truly an honour to receive this accolade and it is one of which I am very proud. Over the past two years I have worked closely with many colleagues to help make our industry a safer place and this prize also reflects their dedication and hard working in making a difference every single day.

“Particular thanks goes to the Nationwide Platforms QHSE team of Mark Keily, Simon Osborne, Chris Blakeley, Jon Snead and Chris Nightingale, without whom many of our successes, including our central commitment to accident reporting, would never have been possible.”


Nationwide Platforms is the UK’s largest powered access rental business, providing a fleet of more than 11,200 machines from a network of depots across the country. Nationwide Platforms also has the largest powered access training department in Europe, delivering a comprehensive range of working at height training courses to powered access operators and the access industry.

Nationwide Platforms is part of the world’s largest specialist access rental business, Lavendon Group plc. For further information visit: www.nationwideplatforms.co.uk : cts.businesswire.com/ct/CT?id=smartlink&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww .. or follow @NWPlatforms.

Lavendon Group plc is the world’s largest specialist access rental business. Operating in more than 11 countries across Europe, the Middle East and India, the Group comprises six market leading brands with a combined fleet of more than 20,000 access platforms. The Group employs more than 2000 members of staff and strives to be the world’s leading provider of safe access solutions.

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