Genie Safety Minute is intended to facilitate health and safety discussions on the job site.
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.
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.
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.
Check out this Genie A92 Minute on Need-To-Know-Lingo in the new MEWP Standards.
Rental applications often include demanding tasks that increase the risk of damage for mobile elevating work platforms (MEWPs) on jobsites.
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?”
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.
From new construction to maintenance and repair work, articulated and telescopic booms put people where they need to be to get the job done.
Genie Safety Minute: Light Assembly Frames
Genie Safety Minute: Grounding Plug Safe Use
In the aerial work platform industry, the terms “qualified” and “certified” are often used interchangeably in connection with training for employees who operate or maintain mobile elevating work platforms (MEWPs).
Training in the aerial industry is very important — a life is at stake each and every time someone gets into a piece of aerial equipment.
Reminding your customers about the importance of checking fluid levels and greasing the machine daily should be something your employees do whenever a telehandler goes out on rent.
One of the most common questions we receive at Genie is: “Will I be certified to work on/inspect/operate Genie® Mobile Elevating Work Platforms (MEWPs) upon successful completion of a Genie technical service or operator training course?”
Controlling the cost of your rental fleet is important to be a profitable rental company, but where do you begin?
From a training and safety perspective, one of the biggest challenges the industry sees right now is increasing awareness about why safety training is so important.
Genie Safety Minute: Key Upcoming ANSI & CSA Changes
A telehandler is one of the most frequently used tools, and most versatile pieces of equipment on a jobsite.
At Genie, our number one priority is to provide safe, productive aerial work platforms for our customers.
Performing equipment inspections is essential for ensuring the safety and productivity of any piece of aerial work platform equipment.
Safety is always job one on every work site.
Articulating and telescopic booms are designed to carry personnel to elevated work locations.