Use of Aerial Lifts Increases and So Do the Safety Requirements

No doubt about it, Charlotte and the surrounding areas are in a serious growth spurt.  Along with all that new construction and manufacturing comes the increased usage of Aerial Lifts.  We at Aerial Equipment Services welcome the growth but acknowledge safety needs to keep up the pace. James Meegan, CSP wrote a great article regarding some new safety standards that we take very seriously and have included in our new training material.  Here's a great excerpt from his recent article in Safety Check News .... According to a recent study by the International Powered Access Federation (IPAF), the use of aerial work platforms (AWP) has been increasing. This expanding user base is one of the reasons that the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) safety standards for AWPs have been under revision (Rubenstone, 2016). The new ANSI A92 standards are expected to include changes to terminology, design, use, and training, and are expected to be issued in early 2017 (Groat, 2016). Terminology changes will