Tag: AWP Safety

IPAF Smart PAL Card to Increase Worksite Safety

The International Powered Access Federation (IPAF) has launched a Smart PAL (Powered Access License) Card which is machine-readable and can be used to ensure that only trained operators can use work platforms on site. Available Read More

December 2nd, 2013 | Tags: , , , ,

8 Steps to Picking an Appropriate AWP

Before a trained operator starts working, the aerial work platform (AWP) has already been selected to provide him or her temporary access to work at height. The operator’s safety and efficiency depends on the quality Read More

IPAF to Focus on AWPs at its Upcoming US Conference

IPAF will focus on aerial work platform management responsibilities at its upcoming safety conference in Orlando, Florida. The event will be held on October 22nd and 23rd at the Bohemian Hotel Celebration, located close to Read More

October 8th, 2012 | Tags: , , , ,

SkyGuard Protection SystemAvailable for Older JLG Models

JLG has announced the availability of a retrofit package for its SkyGuard crush protection system. The retrofit kit allows owners to equip almost any JLG diesel/Gas powered boom dating back to 2004 with the new Read More

October 5th, 2012 | Tags: , , , , ,

Avoiding Trapping/Crushing Injuries: Best Practice Guidance

The Best Practice Guidance for mobile elevating work platforms (MEWPs) was released by the UK-based Strategic Forum for Construction Plant Safety Group with the aim of avoiding trapping or crushing incidents when these machines are used in Read More

June 13th, 2012 | Tags: , , ,

Free SAF-T Conference Webinar Set for March 22

The 2012 SAF-T Conference Webinar Series is scheduled to kick off March 22 at 2:00 pm  EDT with “Best Practices for Aerial Lift Training.” Presented by Jeff Stachowiak, national safety training director for Sunbelt Rentals, this Read More

Speakers Announced for IPAF Summit

IPAF has released its final list of speakers for its annual summit, which will be held this year in Rome on March 29th.  With the theme “Analysing Accidents to Reduce Accidents” in mind the speakers Read More

February 28th, 2012 | Tags: , , , ,

New LEEA lifting guide

The Lifting Equipment Engineers Association (LEEA) has published a new edition of its User’s Guide to Overhead Lifting Equipment. First published in 1998, the latest edition of the 132 page, pocket-size publication provides practical advice Read More

Personal Fall Protection Best Practice Guide

The Statement of Best Practices of Personal Fall Protection Systems for Aerial Work Platform Equipment is an industry initiative to develop an educational document to clarify when and how to use PFP systems on AWP equipment. It was Read More

Positive trials for new safety system

UK based powered access rental company AFI-Uplift has been trialling a new security system on some of its lifts and has received very positive feedback from those clients that have used it.The new Smart Zone Read More

Rental man catapulted from boom

A rental company delivery driver was catapulted out of a boom lift as he was conducting a hand over this weekend. The incident occurred in Grass Valley between Sacramento, California and Lake Tahoe. The man an Read More

August 15th, 2011 | Tags: , ,

PAL Pre Start Inspection Video for AWP’s

In compliance with ANSI standards, operators of aerial work platforms (AWPs) must perform pre-start inspections of machines before use each day or at the beginning of each shift. AWPT (American Work Platform Training), the North Read More