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Utilizing Telematics to Maintain a MEWP Fleet

Controlling the cost of a MEWP rental fleet is important to be a profitable rental company, but where to begin?

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Genie Safety Minute: Global Compliance

Genie Safety Minute is intended to facilitate health and safety discussions on the job site.

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Innovation with a Purpose

There is a lot of buzz in the industry swirling around technology and innovation.

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What Constitutes Proper MEWP Training?

One of the biggest challenges facing our industry today is how to increase awareness about why safety training is so important.

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A92 Minute: Safe Use Planning

Check out this Genie A92 Minute on conducting Safe Use Planning in accordance with the updated ANSI A92 and CSA B354 Standards.

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BIM Provides a Digital, Dynamic Representation of Jobsites

Technology is changing the way business the world does business.

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The Power of Data

Increased market competition and competitive rental rates are significant challenges for rental companies.

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Aerial Pros Minute: Model Naming

Learn more about Genie® Model Naming in this month’s Aerial Pros Minute.

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Service Minute: Check the Turntable Rotation Bearing Bolts

Good operating condition and extended life expectancy of mobile elevating work platforms (MEWPs) are largely influenced by regular care and maintenance.

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MEWP and Telehandler Operation – What Operators Must Do Before Every Shift

There are five concepts of safe machine operation, all of which are outlined in the machine’s operator’s manual, for Genie® aerial equipment, including mobile elevated work platforms (MEWPS, formerly AWPs) and telehandlers.

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Genie Safety Minute: How to Use the Genie® Safety Page

Genie Safety Minute is intended to facilitate health and safety discussions on the job site.

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Purchasing MEWPs Compliant with Regional Standards

In the United States, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, or OSHA, is the primary enforcement agency for mobile elevated work platform (MEWP), or commonly known as aerial work platform (AWP), safety on the jobsite.

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The Brand Matters When Purchasing Used MEWP Equipment

There are reasons some aerial work platforms (AWP) is considered a top-tier brand, maintains its value and garners a fairly premium price in the used market.

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ANSI & CSA Standards | Ask Me Anything June 10th-14th, 2019

Welcome to Ask Me Anything with Scott Owyen on the new ANSI and CSA Standards!

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HBV, Spelle Germany Adds 105 Meters of Working Height to Its Fleet

This January, family-owned rental company HBV Hydraulikbühnen-Verleih GmbH (HBV), based in Spelle, northwestern Germany, received delivery of three Genie® Xtra Capacity™ (XC™) telescopic boom lifts.

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How Aerial Operator Protection Evolves

When developing new operator protection technology, you must reach beyond equipment and listen to the workers who are using it each and every day.

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A92 Minute: Supervisor Training

Check out this Genie A92 Minute on conducting Supervisor Training in accordance with the updated ANSI A92 and CSA B354 Standards.

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Genie Safety Minute: Genie XC Boom Lifts vs. Genie Non-XC Boom Lifts

Genie Safety Minute is intended to facilitate health and safety discussions on the job site.

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What Type of Harness Do I Need to Operate a Genie® Aerial Lift?

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) was created in 1970 to assure safe and healthful working conditions for working men and women by setting and enforcing standards and by providing training, outreach, education and assistance.

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MEWP Safe Use Plan: Occupant Instruction

The operator of a mobile elevating work platform (MEWP) is responsible for providing instruction or confirming that all occupants have received instructions to have a basic level of knowledge to work safely on the MEWP.

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MEWP Safe Use Plan: Selecting the Appropriate MEWP

Mobile elevating work platforms (MEWPs) come in a variety of designs and unique performance characteristics.

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Top Tips for Hosting Your VIP Customers

Hosting customers in person is a great way to strengthen your rental store’s relationship with them.

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MEWP Safe Use Plan: Creating Rescue Plans

When a person falls or is ejected from a mobile elevating work platform (MEWP), it only takes a short period of time for them to experience suspension trauma (blood pooling in their legs) even if they are wearing a properly fitted full-body harness.

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MEWP Safe Use Plan: Risk Assessment

The new ANSI A92.22-2018 and CSA B354.7:17 Standards should have everyone who uses mobile elevating work platforms reevaluating or creating a safe use plan.

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Creating a MEWP Safe Use Plan

With new the ANSI A92.22-2018 and CSA B354.7:17 Standards on everyone’s mind these days, it’s essential for business owners that employ the use of Mobile Elevating Work Platforms (MEWPs) to spend some time creating a **safe use plan** for their organization.

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Is Boom Lift Range of Motion Becoming Like a Telehandler’s?

Due to upcoming industry-wide changes and more high-capacity machine choices on the market, operator knowledge of the total platform load requirements, as well as how the sloped terrain of the jobsite will impact operation, will now be equally as important to know as the required working height and maximum working outreach.

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Aerial Pros Minute: Material Lift Attachments

Learn more about material lift attachments in this month’s Aerial Pros Minute:

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Rising Residual Values Will Take Your Business Higher

As a rental store owner, you are a savvy business person. You don’t want to just know how to make money on the equipment you have while you own it; you want to know how to make money on the equipment when you sell it too.

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A92 Minute: Need-To-Know Lingo

Check out this Genie A92 Minute on Need-To-Know-Lingo in the new MEWP Standards.

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Service Minute: Repairing Steel Platform Guard Rails on Genie® MEWPs

Rental applications often include demanding tasks that increase the risk of damage for mobile elevating work platforms (MEWPs) on jobsites.

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Questions to Help Select the Right Mobile Elevating Work Platform for the Job

If you are new to renting mobile elevating work platforms (MEWPs), it is important to look for an equipment vendor you can use as a trusted advisor.

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ANSI Manual of Responsibilities: Critical Updates You Need to Know

Since the new ANSI A92 standards were published on December 20th, 2018, one of the most often asked questions I receive is “Do I have to replace the ANSI Manual of Responsibilities on all of my MEWPs (Mobile Elevating Work Platforms) with the newest one?”

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MEWP Safe Use Plan Guidance

The operation of any Mobile Elevating Work Platform (MEWP) is subject to certain hazards that can be protected against only by the exercise of intelligence, care and common sense, and not by any device.

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Genie Safety Minute: Global Standards Requirements for MEWPs

Genie Safety Minute is intended to facilitate health and safety discussions on the job site.

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Fall Arrest Systems Offer Greater Flexibility When Working at Height

From new construction to maintenance and repair work, articulated and telescopic booms put people where they need to be to get the job done.

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Know Why Your Rental Company Is Using Social Media

If you’re on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, etc., do you have a clear reason why your rental business is participating there or are you out there because “everybody else is doing it”?

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