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Operator training is not the finish line, it’s the starting point

Many users and owners of mobile elevating work platforms (MEWPs, formerly known as AWPs) believe that operator training is the ultimate goal of a safe-use program. They think that when personnel complete operator training, they immediately know everything required to ensure safe MEWP operations. In fact, operator training is now clearly identified as only one component in a comprehensive MEWP-specific safe-use program, which is the fundamental responsibility of the new ANSI A92.22 Safe Use standard, which goes into effect this December.

Serious Labs developing VR training modules for IPAF PAL+ Advanced Operator Certification

At the International Powered Access Federation (IPAF) INNOVATE event in Chicago , Edmonton-based Serious Labs, a leader in virtual reality (VR) solutions for training and operations of heavy equipment such as cranes and aerial boom lifts, announced it is working in conjunction with IPAF to develop PAL+ VR training modules. PAL+ training, which can be completed for the first time on a VR simulator, tests existing Powered Access Licensed-Registration (PAL) Card holders at a more advanced level than required for the PAL Card operator license. Completion of the course will also renew a PAL Card holder's license for another five years. IPAF's PAL Cards are recognized worldwide as proof of the highest standard in Mobile Elevated Work Platform (MEWP) operator training.

IPAF to launch updated MEWPs for managers course in eLearning

The International Powered Access Federation (IPAF) is launching an evolved version of its globally recognized MEWPs for Managers training. The course is aimed at those who plan, supervise or manage temporary work at height using powered access and can assure compliance with new requirements for supervisor training in the new ANSI A92 suite of standards in the US. The course will also be available for the first time as a standalone eLearning version.

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

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. 

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

IPAF eLearning raises standard for AWP operator training

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

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.

Safety video released: How to perform pre-start inspections of aerial work platforms

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 American subsidiary of IPAF, has now released a new safety video that demonstrates how daily pre-start inspections should be performed.