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New Year's honour for PASMA MD

03 January 2019

PASMA managing director Peter Bennett has been awarded an OBE in the New Year’s Honours List for his services to business in the access and work at height sector.

PASMA is a not-for-profit organisation representing the international mobile access tower industry. Managing director of PASMA since 2006, Peter is also chair of the Access Industry Forum (AIF), a founding trustee and current chair of the No Falls Foundation charity, and, most recently, was instrumental in establishing the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for Working at Height.

In 2007, he was appointed executive director of the Ladder Association. He has also served as a Council member, Training Committee chairman and president of IPAF, the International Powered Access Federation.

PASMA chair Gillian Rutter said: “This honour is richly deserved and reflects the huge contribution that Peter has made, not only to the growth and success of PASMA, but to the development and recognition of the work at height industry in general.”

“He is passionate about height safety as evidenced by the fact that PASMA alone now trains upwards of 75,000 people a year - an increase of 2,500 per cent compared with 1999/2000.”

Peter Bennett adds: “In accepting this honour I am deeply conscious of the need to acknowledge the unstinting help and support I have received, and continue to receive, from the PASMA secretariat, PASMA members and, of course, my colleagues in the Access Industry Forum and the wider work at height community.”

“I would also like to pay tribute to those individuals who willingly give up their precious time to serve as PASMA officers and committee members to advance the work and role of the Association. This honour is as much for them as it is for me.”