Wachovia Offers Discounts for Completion of AWP Training

Wachovia Insurance Services, Charlotte, N.C., announces the availability of a discount on general liability insurance premiums to companies that adopt AWPT/IPAF training for operators of aerial work platforms. The discount supports the efforts of the International Powered Access Federation (IPAF) and Aerial Work Platform Training (AWPT), its North American subsidiary, to bring internationally recognized training programs for operators of aerial work platforms to the North American market.

“Properly trained users of equipment can reduce risk and minimize the probability of accidents, injuries, and losses,” said William Holler, vice president of Wachovia Insurance Services. “The confidence in the effectiveness of this training program in reducing accidents allows the insurance company to offer a 15-percent discount off the general liability insurance premiums for all companies insured through our special program for aerial lift equipment dealers.”

“To qualify for the discount, companies must require employees who operate or occupy an aerial work platform to successfully complete an AWPT training program,” said Holler.

Wachovia Insurance Services' specialty insurance program for aerial lift equipment dealers is underwritten by a national insurance company with an A+ Superior financial strength rating by A.M. Best. In addition to general liability coverage, the program offers a comprehensive range of property and casualty insurance coverage, including inland marine, property and automobile.

Successful completion of the AWPT program leads to the issuance of a PAL Card (Powered Access Licensed-registration) from an AWPT-approved training center. Those companies who employ AWPT-trained operators are assured that they are meeting their ANSI-mandated obligations to provide proper training.

For more information on the insurance program, contact Holler at 312-612-5039 or william.holler@wachovia.com.