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ANSI Rules in Favor of Appeals Against A92 Standards for MEWPs

Date: 31-05-2019 / Author: kscally

The ANSI Board of Standards Review (BSR) found in favor of two appeals filed against the approval of the new A92 standards for MEWPs, stating that the design, safe use, and training standards violate the commercial terms and conditions of ANSI’s Essential Requirements. 

The appeals, which were heard by the BSR on May 7, pertained to the requirements of the Manual of Responsibilities (MOR) and that modifications or additions to a MEWP be made only with the permission of the manufacturer, arguing that those provisions were not in compliance with ANSI’s commercial policy.

Global MEWP Rental Fleet Nears 1.5M Units While Uncertainty Looms

Date: 21-05-2019 / Author: kscally
IPAF 2019 MEWP report

The MEWP rental market is still booming, with the worldwide fleet nearing 1.5 million units, but uncertainty clouds longer-term outlooks, according to the latest market analysis from the International Powered Access Federation (IPAF).

IPAF’s Global Powered Access Rental Market Report is exclusively compiled by research intelligence company, DuckerFrontier, formerly Ducker Worldwide. For the past two years, the report was positive across the board, with the U.S. in particular exceeding expectations and experiencing steady growth.

Genie Hosts Webinar on New North American MEWP Standards

Date: 06-05-2019 / Author: abrumm
Scott Owyen

May 6, 2019 - Joining OSHA’s National Safety Stand-Down to Prevent Falls in Construction efforts to raise safety awareness in the aerial access industry, Genie will host a webinar on Friday, May 10, at 1 p.m. ET/10 a.m. PT to provide details on the upcoming ANSI A92.22-2018 (United States) and CSA B354.7:17 (Canada) standards changes.

United Rentals Names Former Riwal CEO to New Executive Role

Date: 01-05-2019 / Author: kscally
United Rentals' Norty Turner

United Rentals appointed Norty Turner to the newly created role of senior vice president of services and advanced solutions.

Turner, the former CEO of Riwal, will oversee four business units, including United Academy, customer equipment service, customer fleet solutions, and advanced solutions. His role will have a distinctive focus on building out service and solution platforms to better support customers.

Genie Releases New Resources for Safe Use of MEWPS

Date: 29-04-2019 / Author: abrumm

April 29, 2019 – In support of OSHA’s upcoming National Safety Stand-Down to Prevent Falls in Construction week, held May 6-10, Genie shared new resources that raise awareness about the safe use of mobile elevating work platforms (MEWPs) in the aerial access industry.
 

Serious Labs Awards, Certifies Contest Winner at Bauma

Date: 25-04-2019 / Author: abrumm

Apr 25, 2019 - Attracting visitors to test their operating skills on its Mobile Elevated Work Platform (MEWP) VR simulator at Bauma in Munich, Germany, Edmonton-based Serious Labs announced the winner of its “Smooth Operator” contest: Nico Reinhold of Nimo Industries. Reinhold not only won the grand prize, but was also officially certified as a MEWP operator.

JLG, Dana Partner on Electric Axle for Aerial Lifts

Date: 17-04-2019 / Author: kscally
Dana logo

JLG Industries and Dana Incorporated announced their collaboration at the 2019 Bauma in Munich to develop an advanced Spicer Electrified e-Axle for the next generation of MEWPs as part of JLG's electrification initiative. 

The Spicer Electrified e-Axle features an optimized combination of electrified drive components packaged in a configuration that reduces power losses by up to 20% when compared with traditional diesel-powered drivetrains.

Haulotte Americas Names New General Manager

Date: 15-04-2019 / Author: abrumm
Shawn Boone

April 15, 2019 – Haulotte Americas announced the appointment of Shawn Boone to the position of general manager of the Haulotte U.S. subsidiary.

Boone is responsible for leading the business’ sales and commercial operations for the U.S. and Canada with a primary responsibility to strengthen partnerships with current and new customers. 

IPAF Launches Street Smart Safety Campaign for MEWPs

Date: 09-04-2019 / Author: abrumm
IPAF Street Smart Campaign

April 9, 2019 - Working safely on or next to roads is the focus of a new campaign from the International Powered Access Federation (IPAF), launched at Bauma 2019 in Germany.

IPAF’s Street Smart safety campaign outlines the dangers of using mobile elevating work platforms (MEWPs) on or next to roads. With the risk of being struck by a passing vehicle such as bus or truck, prior planning is needed so the MEWP can operate safely.

Trojan Delivers New Battery Solutions for the Lifting Equipment Industry

Date: 01-04-2019 / Author: fmotz

With nearly 100 years of powering business and industry, Trojan has grown to be the world’s leading supplier of deep-cycle batteries, and the Trojan name is synonymous with reliability, long-life, and high-performance. Dependability is everything in your business. If your equipment fails due to inconsistent power, you can’t do your job. Whether you’re changing LED high bay lights in a sports arena, or installing ductwork in a high-rise, you need to be able to count on your batteries to power you through every task.

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