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Serious Labs launches virtual reality training simulator for scissor and boom lifts at IPAF Summit

New operators can explore realistic jobsite environments and safely test the limits of equipment in dangerous situations with Serious Labs VR simulators.

Before a crowd of access industry and safety experts attending the IPAF Summit/IAPAs in Miami, Edmonton-based Serious Labs, a provider of virtual reality (VR) solutions for training and operations of heavy equipment such as cranes and aerial boom lifts, launched its new Aerial Virtual Reality Training Simulator. The simulator combines Serious Labs' new scissor lift modules with its boom lift modules to provide a comprehensive aerial operator training solution for the rental industry. 

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IPAF launches “New Generation eLearning” aerial operator online training

IPAF is introducing state-of-the-art online training modules called New Generation eLearning, one of two major components required in compliant operator training. The self-paced, interactive and dynamic aerial operator training modules are currently available in English or Spanish for free until December 31st, 2016 to anyone in the United States or Canada. The modules are ideal for anyone wanting to participate in aerial operator training, or for existing operators who simply want to refresh their knowledge. You can sign up for the free eLearning modules at www.ipaf.com/safeMEWPs

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IPAF eLearning raises standard for AWP operator training

eLearning module on laptop

IPAF has launched its new, enhanced eLearning module as part of its full training program for American and Canadian operators of aerial work platforms (AWPs), also known as mobile elevating work platforms (MEWPs). The launch follows two years of trials and further development and testing. IPAF has now unveiled a high quality eLearning module that delivers flexibility and interactive tools, with the same emphasis on practical training.

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JLG President Calls for Use of Smart Technology To Improve Safety

JLG president Frank Nerenhausen speaking on smart technology at the IPAF Summit.

Imagine a work environment where smart vests can communicate with aerial work platforms (AWPs) to warn operators that their harness lanyards are not connected to the anchor points. Or picture a world where smart machines equipped with sensors can contribute to collision avoidance and detection.

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