Working at Heights: A Panel Discussion from the GC's Point of View

Working at Heights: A Panel Discussion from the GC's Point of View

Guy Ramsey, president of Maximum Capacity Media and organizer of the Lift and Access Showcase and Symposium, announces that a panel discussion has been added to the Symposium schedule. On Oct. 23 at 4:00 pm at the Bohemian Hotel in Celebration, Fla., construction safety managers have been invited to discuss “Working at Heights While Using Aerial Work Platforms, Mast Climbing Work Platforms, and Telehandlers.”


“I am excited to announce that with the help of Jeff Stachowiak, national safety training director for Sunbelt Rentals and executive vice president for the Scaffold & Access Industry Association, key construction safety managers from around the globe will participate in this roundtable discussion at the upcoming Lift and Access Showcase and Symposium.”


Stachowiak, who will lead the discussion, said: “We want to continue the conversation we started at the SAIA’s Annual Convention in Huntington Beach, Calif. on "Working at Height: A General Contractor's View Point." At the Lift and Access Showcase in Orlando, they will specifically address aerial work platforms, mast climbing work platforms, and telescopic rough-terrain forklifts.”


Questions for the panel may include:

  • How do large general contractors look at safely working at height on aerial work platforms (AWP), mast climbing work platforms (MCWP), and telehanders on their jobsites?
  • What operator training do they require?
  • What additional equipment requirements do they have?
  • What are some of the incidents they have had with AWPs, MCWPs, and/or telehandlers that are a concern for their company and the industry?


Turner Construction and Kiewit have committed two of their top safety professionals to sit on the panel. Other representatives from the largest construction companies are expected to be at the event.


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