Making the construction equipment rental experience safe during the COVID-19 pandemic
The American Rental Association (ARA) has launched the latest element of its "Clean. Safe. Essential." initiative for construction equipment rental companies with the availability of a "Clean. Safe. Essential." training certificate program. The online training program for ARA members is designed to help keep the rental experience safe during and after the COVID-19 pandemic.
Available online through, the "Clean. Safe. Essential." training certificate program features a variety of learning modules to help member construction and general tool rental stores ensure the cleanliness and safety of all rental operations, employees and customers. Topics covered in the comprehensive training include supplies needed, preparations to make, safety considerations, and a cleanliness checklist.
Upon completion of the "Clean. Safe. Essential." training program, ARA members will receive a certificate and an implementation kit for their specific location. ARA will continue to refine the training program with modules updated, added or replaced as necessary.
The "Clean. Safe. Essential." training program provides member stores with consistent training on measures to minimize exposure to the coronavirus for customers, staff, vendors and guests. Training is based on expertise from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), World Health Organization (WHO), rental operators and equipment manufacturers.
While the training is based on medical science and operational expertise, ARA directs rental stores to comply with the latest local/city, state/province, and country laws and government regulations, and to conform with guidance provided by government health agencies. If government guidance is more stringent than what is found in the training, ARA says that stores should follow government guidance.
ARA is creating an expert panel to regularly evaluate the program and update best practices as new information becomes available.