IPAF has appointed Martin Wraith to the newly created role of IPAF Rental+ manager.
Wraith joins IPAF from Central Training Services (CTS) where he has been IPAF auditor, senior instructor and examiner since 2010. Prior to that he was managing director of driver and haulier training association the CPC Link. He began his career in 1993 with heavy haulage company Hills as transport manager, leaving to become a director of driver agency Primedrive Services in 1997. After 13 years he moved to Monchrome Business Solutions, leaving five years later for CPC.
Reporting to IPAF director of operations Giles Councell, Wraith will be responsible for overseeing the development, implementation and ongoing audit of the IPAF Rental+ scheme for the federation’s members. He will also be tasked with developing engagement and awareness with end users and IPAF members outside the UK, with growing interest in IPAF Rental+ in Germany, the US and the Middle East.
Councell said: “The IPAF Rental+ scheme is a new gold standard for our industry, it has been a significant undertaking in transitioning our UK rental members on to the accreditation and requires dedication and resources to support our members, to continue to maintain and develop the standard and to oversee the audit programme that underpins it. I am delighted to be able to announce this vital new position in the IPAF operations team, and we have found the ideal candidate in Martin to head up this important function. He brings with him more than 20 years of experience in the powered access industry and a strong passion for IPAF’s purpose and objectives.”
Wraith added: “I have long had a close association in a variety of roles with IPAF and have supported the federation at events around the world, developing training, giving presentations online and in person, delivering the audit programme of IPAF training centres and instructors, and as a qualified IPAF instructor in my own right. I really look forward to this next chapter of my career and can’t wait to get out and about meeting members, helping them fulfil and maintain the requirements of the IPAF Rental+ audit and expanding awareness and engagement with the standard both in the UK and further afield.”