International Powered Access Federation

Skyjack Partners with Lift and Access to Promote Operator Safety Training

Date: 06-05-2015 / Author: mlarson
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Though aerial work platforms (AWPs) have managed to reduce the risk that comes with working at heights, improper safety training, or lack of it, can still lead to serious accidents.

The best way to maximize operator safety when working with AWPs is by receiving  training and certification on how to use the equipment in the safest way possible. Safety training for AWP operators will not only increase efficiency and minimize risk, but could also save lives.   

By : 
Mike Larson
In late March, I attended the International Powered Access Federation’s international summit for the first time. The one-day annual meeting rotates between major cities in different parts of the world, often in Europe. This year, the summit was held in Washington, D.C., only its second time in the United States, so I jumped at the chance to be there.
I'm glad I did. The event packed a lot of information into one day and two evenings.