aerial work platforms

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.

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.

Genie Updates Training Courses to Meet New ANSI A92 Standards

Date: 15-01-2019 / Author: kscally
Genie Lift Pro Training

Genie updated its operator training programs to meet the requirements in the new ANSI A92 standards, which will take effect Dec. 10, 2019.

The programs include:

  • Genie Lift Pro Online Operator Training Program
  • Genie Lift Pro Train the Trainer courses
  • Genie Lift Pro classroom-based operator training courses

The courses will comply with the new ANSI A92.22 standards for Safe Use and ANSI A92.24 standards for Training.

Palmer Johnson Equipment to Open Reconditioning Center

Date: 07-12-2018 / Author: kscally
Palmer Johnson reconditioning

Palmer Johnson Equipment, in Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, is now offering off-highway equipment reconditioning and is planning to open a dedicated facility for those services in June 2019.

Canadian Rental Company Wins Snorkel Mini Scissor Lift at Trade Show

Date: 16-03-2018 / Author: kscally
Legacy Equipment

EDMONTON, Alberta - A rental company from Edmonton, Alberta, won a Snorkel S3008P push-around mini scissor lift, given away by Ahern Canada at the Prairie Regional Trade Show located in the company’s hometown.
 
Ahern Canada displayed a range of Snorkel lifts at the annual show, which was organized by the Canadian Rental Association (CRA) on March 10 at the Edmonton Expo Center. Their booth included a Snorkel S3219E electric slab scissor lift, an A38E electric boom lift, and a UL25 push-around mast lift.  
 

Genie Announces Product Management Team Changes

Date: 14-03-2018 / Author: fmotz
Christine Zeznick
Zach Gilmore

Terex Aerial Work Platforms (AWP) appointed Christine Zeznick to the position of Genie senior product manager and business development manager for telematics. Zach Gilmor will succeed Zeznick as Genie product manager for the Europe, Middle East, Africa and Russia region (EMEAR).

JLG Industries Launches DirectAccess

Date: 07-03-2018 / Author: fmotz

JLG Industries, Inc., an Oshkosh Corporation company [NYSE:OSK] and a leading global manufacturer of aerial work platforms and telehandlers, today launched JLG® DirectAccess. Accessible at www.jlg.com/en/direct-access, this new digital property is designed to provide equipment owners and operators with a wide-range of information to help them better understand their access equipment, the industry, its regulations and future technologies.

Global Market Insights Reports AWP Rental Market to cross $24bn by 2024

Date: 28-02-2018 / Author: fmotz

According to a new research report by Global Market Insights, Inc. Increasing commercial and residential construction projects coupled with the rise in investments in public infrastructure worldwide are expected to support the AWP rental market over the forecast timeline.

Brown Hired as Acme Lift Senior VP of Western Operations

Date: 21-02-2018 / Author: fmotz

Tyler Brown has been hired as senior vice president of western operations at Acme Lift Co., the world’s largest wholesale rental company that specializes in aerial work platforms, telehandlers and portable air compressors.
“Tyler brings a well-developed understanding of how to bring valued service to every distinctly different rental company in the U.S.,” said Woody Weld, Acme Lift chairman and chief executive officer. “His training and experience are extremely valuable to Acme Lift and we welcome him to the team.“

Self-Contained Wind Sensor can Send Text Alerts

Date: 16-02-2018 / Author: fmotz
BreezeMessenger

The newest version of the BreezeMessenger self-contained anemometer from Etesian Technologies can alert you with a text message the instant wind speeds exceed safe levels.

Adding to its line of battery-free, wind-powered anemometers, Etesian Technologies has introduced the BreezeMessenger. The new wind sensor can use the Verizon Wireless network to instantly text a warning to critical decision makers when winds exceed specified limits, so that preemptive precautions can be taken.

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