United Rentals Expands Customer Safety Training

United Rentals, Greenwich, Conn., has implemented three initiatives to expand customer access to safety training in the United States and Canada.

The equipment rental industry's largest training platform has been further enhanced with a new online portal with downloadable schedule and email enrollment; expanded availability of OSHA 10-hour construction training, now offered through United Rentals certified instructors across the U.S.; and a new excavator training and certification program.

 “As the industry leader, we have a responsibility to do everything in our power to encourage jobsite safety,” said Lee Braden, manager of safety training. “This includes staying on top of customer needs as well as the regulatory environment. We are advocating safety by putting our resources into educating as many workers as possible on proper equipment operation and accident prevention.”

United Rentals offers operator instruction and certification on aerial work platforms, boom lifts, forklifts, loaders and backhoes, skid-steer loaders, vertical reach forklifts and rough-terrain forklifts; OSHA 10-hour; first aid/CPR certification; confined Space entry training; and competent person training.