Your aerial equipment fleet is a huge investment for your rental company, so it’s important that your service technicians are properly trained to perform the necessary maintenance and repair work needed to keep your investment up and running.
ANSI and CSA standards for safe use and training were not updated for many years (prior to now, ANSI boom, scissor lift and manually propelled standards were last updated in 2006, and CSA standards go back even further).
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.
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.
Genie Safety Minute is intended to facilitate health and safety discussions on the job site.
In today’s competitive market, we, at Genie, know that it is more important than ever for you to establish and earn your rental customers’ respect as a trusted advisor.
Jobsite safety needs to be a priority for contractors, distributors and manufacturers alike.
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 tire or track is best suited for their worksite environment and needs.
Check out this Genie A92 Minute about monitoring the weight inside a mobile elevating work platform (MEWP) in accordance with the updated ANSI A92 and CSA B354 Standards:
At Genie, we receive calls on a regular basis from jobsite supervisors and contractors regarding operators wanting to use homemade attachments on mobile elevated work platforms (MEWPs) and/or using MEWPs to lift materials in a manner that is not consistent with the designed purpose of these type of machines.
One of the biggest challenges facing our industry today is how to increase awareness about why safety training is so important.
An important aspect of the new ANSI A92.22-2018 and CSA B354.7:17 standards is the requirement that the user (which is most commonly the employer) develop a safe use plan specific to Mobile Elevating Work Platforms (MEWPs).
There is a lot of buzz in the industry swirling around technology and innovation.
Good operating condition and extended life expectancy of mobile elevating work platforms (MEWPs) are largely influenced by regular care and maintenance.