Tag Archive for MEWP Safety

Why the Genie® Fall Arrest Bar Allows Safe Exit and Work Around Access

Articulating and telescopic booms are designed to carry personnel to elevated work locations. A personal fall protection system in addition to the platform guard rails is required by OSHA in the United States and other regulatory agencies in many parts of the world. Personal fall protection can consist of a fall restraint and/or fall arrest…

Advantages of Buying Used Aerial Work Platforms from Your OEM

There are many ways to buy used aerial work platforms in today’s technology-driven world. You can shop online, browse the equipment trader magazines, seek out a private seller or buy at auction. However, if you want to get the best value from your investment, you should start your search for used aerial equipment at the…

Aerial Operator Training | Ask Me Anything December 4th – 8th

A huge thank you to everyone that participated in this Genie Aerial Operator Training | Ask Me Anything event! Stay tuned to Genie Aerial Pros and our social media channels for the next Ask Me Anything Session. ————————————————————————————– Welcome to Ask Me Anything with the Genie Team on Aerial Operator Training.  Watch the brief introduction…

Tips for Using Battery-Powered Machines in Cold Environments

Many customers ask: “Can I use my Genie® battery-powered aerial in cold environments, like food processing facilities, cold storage units or in cold climates?”   The answer is: Yes, many Genie battery-powered machines can be safely and productively used in cold environments with a few simple steps: Review the Genie Service or Maintenance Manual for…

Why There Are Wind Speed Ratings on Mobile Elevating Work Platforms

-There are specific hazards associated with operating Mobile Elevating Work Platforms (MEWPs). Many of these hazards are already identified by the manufacturer and listed in the Operator’s Manual for each model. One of the identified hazards is machine tip-over, and wind speed can be a contributing factor (except for indoor-only rated machines).   All outdoor-rated…

Benefits of Having a Rear Proximity Alarm on your Telehandler

Beep… beep… It’s a familiar sound on any construction site meant to warn others that a piece of construction equipment is backing up. A standard feature that has been installed on telehandlers for more than a decade, back-up-alarms help surrounding bystanders and personnel with identifying when a telehandler is going to reverse direction. With the…

Big Changes, Little Changes Are Coming

In addition to the terminology and language changes in the new ANSI A92 and CSA B354 standards, which are projected to go into effect toward the middle of 2018, the standards also include several big changes to the equipment itself. New features, such as Platform Load Sense and Dynamic Terrain Sensing, will be incorporated into…

OSHA Set to Increase Fines, Inspections – How Does It Affect Your Rental Business?

For the first time in 25 years, fines levied by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) will increase, under a provision in the new budget deal President Obama signed into law on November 2, 2015. Since the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act of 1990, OSHA was exempted from increasing its penalties to account for…

What’s that Decal Say?

Equipment decals: The cool, informative and potentially life-saving ink found on all aerial work platforms. They aren’t just positioned haphazardly all over the machine, and they aren’t there just to look pretty. Like your buddy’s ink, they have meaning, and the placement of equipment decals is carefully considered and critical to proper machine operation and…