As the construction industry continues to modernize its business operation, telematics technology is now being widely adopted and more commonly used in the aerial rental market.
When the new ANSI A92 (United States) and CSA B354 (Canada) standards go into effect, they will drive alignment with ISO standards, which impacts the way aerial access equipment is designed, manufactured, maintained and operated globally.
Telehandlers are multi-purpose machines that lift, move and place material.
From reading about it in countless articles within trade magazines to conversations with peers, it’s easy to understand that telematics can bring a lot of benefits to rental businesses.
Scissor lifts are a classification of manlift often found in construction and facility maintenance applications designed to elevate workers and their tools to working heights ranging from 5.9 m (19 ft) to 17.9 (59 ft).
Around the globe, capital cities and large provincial towns are going greener.
As aerial industry standards continue to become more closely aligned worldwide, manufacturers like Genie, who produce scissor lifts (a classification of mobile elevating work platforms (MEWPs) named for their lifting mechanism design — a stack of crossed tubes that work in a scissor-like fashion when the platform is raised and lowered) for global markets are taking a closer look at how requirements in these standards impact machine design and safe use.
It pays to be an expert in the equipment industry.
When looking at a machine’s service and repair from that perspective, downtime costs a rental business big time.
Safety is always job one on aerial worksites.
“We think of BIM as a beginning-to-end concept,” says Josh Lyons, architect for The Thrasher Group, an architecture, engineering and field services company, headquartered in Bridgeport, West Virginia, US.
Jobsite safety needs to be a priority for contractors, distributors and manufacturers alike.
Telescopic and articulating boom lifts rotate, elevate and extend multiple boom sections to help operators access difficult to reach worksites.
Power systems for aerial work platforms continue to evolve, just like the machines they drive.
In order for your customers to get the maximum performance out of a mobile elevating work platform (MEWP), it is important that you consider what type of tyre or track is best suited for their worksite environment and needs.
At Genie, our number one priority is to provide safe, productive Mobile Elevating Work Platforms (MEWP) for our customers.
For rental customers and their technical teams, it is essential to have a sufficient level of expertise in order to keep equipment properly maintained and safe to operate.
For more than 50 years, Genie has successively brought to market solutions that focus on operator safety.
In collaboration with Robbert van de Berg, who is in charge of Pre-Delivery Inspections (PDI) in the UK and at our European Distribution Centre (EDC) in the Netherlands, our Aftermarket Sales Support specialist Patrick van de Geuchte developed the Genie Safety Notices tool.
With online training, technicians can organise their theoretical training in their own time to prepare for practical training.