AWP Training Takes More Than Reciting the Standards

Despite aerial work platforms being the safest way to work at height, North America sees 27 AWP fatalities per year. Statistics show that about 2 million unsafe acts take place for every fatality, so there are about 54 million unsafe AWP acts in North America every year. One way to cut down on unsafe acts, injuries, and fatalities is effective training for AWP operators.

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Tony Groat

Tony Groat is executive vice president of American Work Platform Training Inc., Schenectady, N.Y., the North American training division of the International Powered Access Federation. Visit for more information.