Safety Equipment

Genie Offers MEWP Supervisor Training for New ANSI Standards

Date: 19-03-2019 / Author: kscally
Genie Lift Pro Supervisor Training

Genie is now offering a new Lift Pro Online training course designed specifically for MEWP supervisors in order to meet the requirements of the new ANSI A92.24 training standards, which go into effect in December.

CM Labs Develops Advisory Service to Aid Simulation Integration for Training

Date: 13-03-2019 / Author: kscally
CM Labs SimGuide Service

CM Labs Simulations announced a new advisory service to support companies with simulator adoption for enhancing training programs.

The SimGuide Service is designed to assist companies whether they are developing a simulation-based training program for the first time or extending the use of their existing Vortex simulator from CM Labs. It is also suited for companies who are incorporating simulation into new initiatives, such as operator cross-training, or as an operator recruitment and assessment tool.

Skyjack President to Head IPAF Leadership Team

Date: 12-03-2019 / Author: kscally

The International Powered Access Federation (IPAF) confirmed the election of Brad Boehler, president of Skyjack, to the role of president of its board at the association’s annual general meeting in Dubai.

Other changes included Norty Turner of United Rentals elected as IPAF deputy president and Karin Nars of Dinolift confirmed as vice president.

By : 
Karen M. Scally

On May 7, ANSI's Board of Standards Review (BSR) will hear two appeals protesting the approval and publication of the new A92 standards for MEWPs, which are set to go into effect in December.

ANSI to Hear Two Appeals Asking for Withdrawal of New A92 Standards for MEWPs

Date: 06-03-2019 / Author: kscally

The ANSI Board of Standards Review (BSR) will hear two appeals of the approval of the new A92 standards for MEWPs on May 7 in New York City, asking for the withdrawal of the standards published in December 2018. 

Lift and Access Honors 2018 LLEAP Award-Winners at ARA Show

Date: 27-02-2019 / Author: kscally
Skyjack LLEAP award
Manitou LLEAP award
Terex LLEAP award
Haulotte LLEAP award
Jekko LLEAP award
GMG LLEAP awards
Serious Labs LLEAP award
Magni LLEAP award

At a dinner held in their honor, Lift and Access magazine celebrated the winners of the 2018 Leadership in Lifting Equipment and Aerial Platforms (LLEAP) awards and distributed the trophies for the two top-ranked innovative products in five categories on Feb. 17 to kick off the ARA Show in Anaheim, California.

The 2018 winners were:

Aerial Lifts

Gold: GMG 1530-ED Electric Micro Scissor Lift 
Silver: Haulotte HA61 LE PRO

Material Handlers

Genie Introduces Micro Scissor Lift, Boom Lift Access Deck

Date: 27-02-2019 / Author: kscally
Genie GS-1330m scissor lift

Genie unveiled the compact GS-1330m scissor lift along with other new products and technologies at the 2019 ARA Show in Anaheim, California.

The GS-1330m scissor lift offers a maximum platform height of 12.8 ft., a maximum working height of 18.8 ft., a two-person, 500-lb. capacity, and weighs only 1,950 lbs.

The company also added the Lift Tools Access Deck for Z articulating booms, S telescopic booms, and GS-1930 scissor lifts, providing operators with a secondary surface to work from.

JLG Offers MEWP Supervisor Training to Assist with New ANSI Standard Compliance

Date: 12-02-2019 / Author: kscally
JLG MEWP Supervisor Training

JLG Industries Inc. added MEWP Supervisor Training to its award-winning training program, in response to the new ANSI standards recently approved for MEWPs.

IPAF Shares Strategies for VR Simulators to Enhance Operator Training

Date: 12-02-2019 / Author: kscally
IPAF VR strategy

The International Powered Access Federation (IPAF) released a comprehensive eXtended Reality (XR) strategy paper outlining how technologies including virtual reality (VR) and MEWP simulators can enhance, as opposed to replace, operator training.

In 2018, IPAF led an industry-wide consultation to produce a policy document on how VR systems can be effectively and safely used to train MEWP operators, leading to its ground-breaking set of recommendations.

Terex Opens New Washington Service Center

Date: 31-01-2019 / Author: kscally
Terex Washington Service Center

Terex relocated its Service Center in Seattle, opening a new location approximately 15 miles southeast in Kent, Washington.

The new Service Center offers upgraded service and inspection capabilities and supports a broader market of equipment owners. 

“We are excited about this new site as it is centrally located and provides easy access from both Seattle and Tacoma,” said Jerry Kienast, regional operations manager. “These two markets are among the top five cities in Washington state.”

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