Genie Lift Pro Training Supports Hire Australia’s Booming Operations

Monday 09 April 2018 @ 11:26

Hire Australia is the proud new owner of a mighty Genie® SX-180 boom lift and to celebrate, the Warrnambool hire access firm was able to train more than 20 of its local customers in the operations of the mighty telescopic boom.

Hire Australia started in 2009 as forklift specialist. It has since increasingly focused on access equipment with Genie, a prominent brand in its 55-strong fleet. The company purchased a Genie SX-180 boom lift after Owner Matt Reeves read an article in Blue News, a Genie publication, about how the boom was being used to service wind farms in Tasmania.

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“Hire Australia is very self-sufficient regarding the technical side of servicing its fleet, but the Genie SX-180 boom lift is a new machine, and as part of the purchase we wrapped in our specialised Genie Lift Pro training,” said Alastair Mitchell, Technical Trainer, Genie Asia Pacific.

Genie Lift Pro operator training courses are Verification of Competency (VOC) high quality, professional-grade, programs that are delivered through a network of certified trainers. It is designed to satisfy the general training requirements for aerial work platforms as defined by Genie.

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Mitchell spent three days in Warrnambool delivering Genie Lift Pro training to more than 20 of Hire Australia’s customers who will utilise the vast capabilities offered by the Genie SX-180 boom lift. “We trained local plumbers, roofers, painters, electricians and wind farm technicians,” said Mitchell. “Many of these guys are experienced EWP operators. However, they want to know more about the specifics associated with a Genie SX-180 boom lift. Some of the painters, for example, have never been above 11 metres, while the Genie SX-180 boom lift can reach above 54 metres.”

After three days of Genie Lift Pro training, Mitchell maintains that the operators were pleased with the extra information, while Hire Australia’s Matt Reeves was thrilled with the results. “It was great, and the training was well-received,” said Reeves. “Our customers are happy they were included in the Genie Lift Pro training.”

For Reeves, the Genie Lift Pro training means that: “We have better-qualified operators using the Genie SX-180 boom lift. In the first instance, this will mean less damage as they know what they’re doing, while it’s a great safety measure too.”

Training as marketing

Moreover, Genie Lift Pro training is a fantastic way to promote a hire access business, according to Reeves. “The operators receive the benefits of industry-best training in a corporate environment. We hired training rooms at the South Warrnambool Football Club and gave all operators a nice lunch each day. It made them feel special.”

Also, Genie provided some extra technical training to Hire Australia. “Alastair delivered the technical training that effectively helps my mechanics understand the Genie SX-180 boom lift, and this will assist us to be as self-sufficient as we can.”

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