AEM Offers French Canadian AWP Safety Manuals

The Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) now offers French Canadian versions of its Aerial Platform Safety Manual and Aerial Devices Safety Manual to help equipment manufacturers comply with government language requirements for distributing products in Quebec.

The two manuals outline possible responses to basic safety situations that may be found during normal equipment startup, operation, and maintenance. The new safety manuals are published in an illustrated format of "do's and don'ts." The safety messages are presented in readable text and illustrations to assist understanding, and the manual can be used for safety sessions on the job or in the classroom.

Content includes safety tips concerning the workplace and equipment, startup and shutdown guidelines, and special operating and maintenance precautions. The AEM manuals are not a substitute for original equipment manufacturer operation guidelines.