mobile elevating 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.

MEWPs Now Available in Global BIM Library Thanks to IPAF

Date: 15-12-2017 / Author: fmotz

A selection of 3D virtual Mobile Elevating Work Platforms (MEWPs) and Mast Climbing Work Platforms (MCWPs) is now available in the National Building Information Modelling (BIM) Library with more to follow thanks to the efforts of experts from the International Powered Access Federation (IPAF).

By : 
Mike Larson

CSA Group, an accredited standard development organization (SDO), has put out for public comment its new standards for aerial work platforms, or mobile elevating work platforms (MEWPs), as they’re called practically everywhere but here in the United States.

The proposed new B354 standards have a very different format than the previous ones, which guided the Canadian aerial industry for years.

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