Serious Labs Awards, Certifies Contest Winner at Bauma

Apr 25, 2019 - Attracting visitors to test their operating skills on its Mobile Elevated Work Platform (MEWP) VR simulator at Bauma in Munich, Germany, Edmonton-based Serious Labs announced the winner of its “Smooth Operator” contest: Nico Reinhold of Nimo Industries. Reinhold not only won the grand prize, but was also officially certified as a MEWP operator.

Reinhold, from Germany, achieved the top score on the Serious Labs’ VR Simulator during the three-day contest. The grand prize was a signed Edmonton Oilers hockey jersey, which was donated to Serious Labs for the contest by forward Leon Draisaitl.

Reinhold also became certified as an official MEWP operator by Matthias Mueller of AST-Safety (AST GmbH Arbeitssicherheit & Technik). Operators can now be certified via training and testing conducted on a Serious Labs’ VR simulator in Germany.

“Our simulators not only train users how to operate equipment, but they also provide data on their performance. This helps to identify where they may need extra training,” said Wade Carson, director of business development, Serious Labs. “The contest was a fun way to promote the product, but it was especially nice to actually certify a contestant. Nico was planning on certifying for some time and took advantage of the practical testing on the simulator while at the show.”

The MEWP VR Simulator, which won a 2018 LLEAP award from Lift and Access, combines Serious Labs’ scissor lift and boom lift modules providing a comprehensive operator assessment within the VR MEWP operator training solution.

Serious Labs MEWP VR training is now available by subscription, lease, or rental through Rapid Access, Manlift, Nationwide Platforms, Loxam, Riwal, United Rentals, and AST GmbH Arbeitssicherheit & Technik. For more information about Serious Labs, visit


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