Training

National Safety Stand-Down: Rental Ready

Kicking the tires and lighting the fires isn’t enough A piece of equipment just returned off a rental contract and is scheduled to quickly return to the field. Before it does, it must be thoroughly inspected before the next rental. Every time…no matter how long the last rental contract…no matter the length of the next…

National Safety Stand-Down: What are the Fall Protection Requirements When Operating an Aerial Work Platform?

The number one priority on any aerial jobsite should be to promote a safe workplace for both the operators and the equipment. To do this, it is important for everyone onsite to follow safety rules and regulations set forth by industry agencies such as ANSI and OSHA, as well as outlined in the equipment manufacturers’…

National Safety Stand-Down: What is the difference between “familiarization” and “general training?”

One of the most frequently asked questions we get in the training department at Genie is “what is the different between ‘familiarization’ and ‘general training’ for aerial work platforms?” The answer to this question is two-fold. First, it is important to understand the difference in definition, and second, it is important to know the difference…

Understanding Tier 4 Engines on Telehandlers

With telehandlers now equipped with Tier 4 final engines, it is important for the aerial rental industry to better understand the different engine technologies and industry regulations. This information will help you choose the right machines for your fleet. Tier 4 final engines used in telehandlers have an important regulatory threshold that you need to…

Product Walk Around: Z™-60/37 DC & FE

Choose from either an all electric boom the Z™-60/37DC or a fuel electric hybrid the Z™-60/37FE. Both machines are ideal for outdoor and indoor applications, such as construction sites, sports arenas, malls, manufacturing facilities, and even challenging pedestrian areas with the demand for low noise and clean performance.  Genie articulating Z™ booms provide lifting versatility…

OSHA Issues “Working Safely with Scissor Lifts” Alert

The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has released an updated hazard alert that highlights specific hazards present in workplaces where scissor lifts are used, and defines specific controls employers must implement to prevent incidents. Below are excerpts from this important OSHA alert; the entire alert can be downloaded via this link: Working Safely…

Easy Troubleshooting with Scissor Error Codes on Smartlink® Equipped Machines

Please note: Fault Codes showing on ground control can be found starting on page 182 of the Genie Scissor Service and Repair Manual found here or by visiting Genie Service Manuals web page found here. For service for your Genie Scissor Lift please contact your local Genie dealer via the Dealer Locator ——————————————————————————————- Did you ever wish…

What is the difference between an articulating boom and a telescopic boom?

Aerial lift equipment is used in a wide range of industries on jobsites and in facilities around the world. Boom lifts, in particular, are an ideal choice for applications where you need to lift workers, tools and materials extended heights to get the job done. Two different types of boom lifts dominate the market today:…

Aerial Battery Maintenance Tips

A well maintained battery can yield up to three times longer equipment life Electric booms and scissor lifts are indispensable tools at the jobsite. Compact and narrow, they quickly maneuver into tight areas to allow contractors to do their jobs. With their quiet operation and zero-emission design, they are essential for sensitive indoor applications. Batteries…