Industry Organizations Partner on Statement of Best Practices for Workplace Risk Assessment and AWP Selection | Daily Construction News

The American Rental Association, the Association of Equipment Manufacturers, the International Powered Access Federation, and the Scaffold & Access Industry Association have worked together to develop a best practice document that addresses workplace risk assessment and selection of powered access equipment. The Statement of Best Practices for Workplace Risk Assessment and Aerial Work Platform Equipment Selection identifies hazards, offers guidance for conducting a thorough workplace risk assessment and implementing control measures, and assists in selecting the most appropriate aerial platforms for the work involved.

 

Objectives of this best practice document are intended to:

  • Educate the industry on applicable OSHA regulations and the industry-recognized nad supported ANSI/SAIA A92 standards;
  • Provide information to assist users and operators in assessing the risk of potential hazards for the work to be done and implementing appropriate control measures to reduce or eliminate such risks;
  • Offer guidance and issues to consider in the selection of hte most appropriate access platforms to perform the work needed; and 
  • Encourage the incorporation of best practices into a company's workplace risk assessment plan.

 

The document can be downloaded for free.