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Chris Wraith – Director, Access Safety Management Ltd

Chris Wraith has been involved in the Access Industry since 1988, initially as a self-employed contract haulier, delivering and operating mobile elevating work platforms (MEWPs).

He joined UK rental company Nationwide Access in the mid-1990s, becoming an International Powered Access Federation (IPAF) Senior Instructor and achieving a first class honours degree in Safety & Environmental Management at Hull University.

Following a number of years as UK Quality, Health, Safety and Environmental Manager for Lavendon, Europe’s largest dedicated MEWP rental company, he joined IPAF as Technical and Safety Executive.

While working for IPAF, Chris was actively involved with national and international standards bodies and industry organisations to review and develop MEWP related standards, guidance and good practice. He also worked closely with manufacturers, enforcement authorities, rental companies and contractors, both in the UK and internationally, to promote the safe and effective use of powered access worldwide.


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Currently, Chris is an independent consultant and Managing Director of Access Safety Management Ltd.

He is a well-respected industry expert and popular speaker on safety and MEWP related topics at events worldwide, where his passion and drive is clear for all to see.

Chris is a lead auditor and a Chartered member of the Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (CMIOSH), who regularly has articles published in industry magazines and journals.

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If you have a requirement for ad-hoc or contractual services, long or short term needs, specific project work or are just seeking some friendly advice, ACCESS SAFETY MANAGEMENT offer a wide variety of management services to help support you and grow your business.

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