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Service Minute: Check Your MEWPs Quarterly for Open Bulletins and Owner Registration

Quality and safety are built into all Genie® mobile elevating work platforms (MEWPs). We use safety and product notices to communicate vital information that may impact the well-being of the operator or the long-term performance of the machines we make.

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Familiarization: What Is It and Why Is It 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).

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Updated Training Requirements

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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Service Minute: Interpreting Display Information on Deutz Engines

On Genie® mobile elevating work platforms (MEWPs) equipped with Deutz engines, it is important to know and understand the machine’s display information in order to control maintenance repair time because controlling maintenance repair time is critical to lowering fleet costs.

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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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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: Need-To-Know Lingo

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

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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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Service Minute: “Certified” vs. “Qualified” to Work on Genie® MEWPs

In the mobile elevating work platform (MEWPs) industry the terms “certified” and “qualified” are often used interchangeably in connection with employees who maintain this type of equipment.

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What is the Difference between “Qualified” and “Certified”?

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).

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Service Minute: The Value of a Certified Aerial Equipment Service Technician

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.

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Certification Vs. Qualification for Service, Maintenance and Operating Personnel

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?”

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Tips for Operating Boom Lifts Above 100 Feet

A “Super Boom” was the nickname first given to Genie® boom lifts, breaking through the industry's vertical height ceiling.

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Committed to Training

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.

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OSHA National Safety Stand-Down 2018: What is the difference between “familiarization” and “general training?”

One of the most frequently asked questions we get in the training department at Genie is “what is the different between ‘familiarization’ and ‘general training’ for aerial work platforms?”

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OSHA National Safety Stand-Down 2018: 10 Tips for Safely Operating Telehandlers on the Jobsite

A telehandler is one of the most frequently used tools, and most versatile pieces of equipment on a jobsite.

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OSHA National Safety Stand-Down 2018: What are the Inspection Requirements for Aerial Work Platforms?

Performing equipment inspections is essential for ensuring the safety and productivity of any piece of aerial work platform equipment.

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Case Study: Electrical Training Alliance Partners with Genie to Offer Aerial Operators’ Training for the New Generation of Apprentices and Journeymen

Safety is always job one on every work site.

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Aerial Operator Training | Ask Me Anything December 4th - 8th

A huge thank you to everyone that participated in this Genie Aerial Operator Training | Ask Me Anything event!

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Changes to the ANSI and CSA Standards You Need to Know About

The current ANSI and CSA standards for safe use and training have not been updated for many years (the current ANSI boom, scissor lift and manually propelled standards were last updated in 2006, and CSA standards go back even further).

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National Safety Stand-Down 2017: Tips for Inspecting Your Booms for Maintenance Parts

We know keeping your equipment up and running on the job is at the utmost importance for your business.

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National Safety Stand-Down 2017: The Importance of Performing Inspections and Functions Tests Before you Begin Your Workday

Performing inspections and function tests is a crucial part of safe work practices when operating any aerial work platform equipment.

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Case Study: Genie Partners with WWCC to Proactively Train New Service Technicians

According to upcoming changes to the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and Canadian Standards Association (CSA), only a qualified person should inspect and maintain mobile elevating work platforms (MEWPs) in accordance with the manufacturer’s recommendations.

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Evolution of Aerial Safety and Training Programs

When I started working in a rental yard on aerial equipment in May of 1976, today’s training and safety programs didn’t exist yet because the industry wasn't very big at the time.

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The Importance of Technician Training Programs

Training in the aerial industry is very important — operator safety is the number one priority each and every time someone gets into a piece of aerial equipment.

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National Safety Stand-Down: Rental Ready

Kicking the tires and lighting the fires isn’t enough

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Lift Pro Online Product Training: Intro to Genie History and Portable Products

Learn more about Genie history and portable products through this 15 minute interactive presentation:

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