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How to Pick the AWP that Matches the Task

Date: 20-05-2013 / Author: lminard
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Before a trained operator starts working, the aerial work platform (AWP) has already been selected to provide him or her temporary access to work at height. The operator’s safety and efficiency depends on the quality of that decision.

Powered Access-Focused Agenda Announced for July’s SAF-T Conference

Date: 19-04-2013 / Author: kparrish
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The schedule for the SAF-T Conference is taking shape, offering a variety of thought-provoking topics centered around safely using powered access, developing fall protection programs, and training access platform users through an array of technologies. Hosted by Maximum Capacity Media on July 24, 2013, in Nashville, Tenn., the live powered access safety event will take place in conjunction with the Scaffold & Access Industry Association’s Annual Convention at the Renaissance Nashville Hotel.


CTE has released a video that explains the various steps for the proper use of the harnesses, starting with the first information regarding the fit (almost like a jacket), then it analyzes the various points of locking legs, fixing belts and connecting the cord, so to be ready to work safely at height. In this sense, we need to be careful for any simple everyday things, because they need always a lot of attention.

Innovative Mast Climber Solution Tackles Complex High-Rise Glazing Project

Date: 05-03-2013 / Author: kparrish

Towering 321 ft. over Church St. in New Haven, Conn., 1 Columbus Plaza has been a local landmark since 1969. But by 2012, time had taken its toll on the icon, and after 43 years, the exterior glass on the tower’s 23 stories of office space needed to be replaced. Changing hundreds of 10'x12' glass panels would have been challenging on a normal skyscraper. But on this particular job, getting the glass and workers into the right position was the bigger undertaking.

Rough Crowd: Compact RT Scissor Lifts in the 59- to 69-in. Wide Class

Date: 05-03-2013 / Author: kparrish

One class of equipment featured at the 2012 Lift and Access Showcase & Symposium was compact rough-terrain scissor lifts with overall widths from 59 to 69 in. The majority featured 26-ft. aerail platform heights; JLG demonstrated its 40-ft. machine, which has comparable features and demonstrates the trend toward compact RTs with taller lift heights.