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First SAF-T Conference Draws Active Debate


The first Safe Access, Fall Protection & Training (SAF-T) Conference, held on July 20, 2007 in Long Beach, California, saw the participants engaging in active debate on key safety issues in the access industry. Bruce Wilkinson, a highly regarded motivational speaker, delivered the keynote address,...[more]

AWPT Welcomes Genie's View on Harnesses and Scissors


AWPT welcomes Genie Industries' statement on the use of harnesses on scissor lifts, which states that harnesses are not required in addition to the scissor lift's guardrails. Genie's position is in line with that taken by AWPT and its parent organization, IPAF, which states that...[more]

New Safety Campaign Will Save Lives


A new safety campaign to encourage all users of boom type platforms to wear a full body harness with a short lanyard attached to a suitable anchor point has been launched by Aerial Work Platform Training (AWPT) in North America. Called “Click It!”, the campaign has received the approval of the...[more]

IPAF Signs New Members: New AWPT Training Centers to Open


Admar Supply Company, Rochester, NY; Bil-Jax, Inc. Archbold, OH; Fraco Products, St. Mathias, Quebec, Canada; Midwest Aerials & Equipment, St. Louis; Missouri; NES Rentals, Chicago, Illinois and Northeast Work Platform Training, Boston, Massachusetts have become new members of the International...[more]

Tony Groat to Speak at SAF-T Conference


AWPT membership director Tony Groat will speak at the first annual Safe Access, Fall Protection & Training (SAF-T) Conference on July 20, 2007 at the Hyatt Regency in Long Beach, California. His presentation will address the changes made in the 2006 version of the ANSI standards A92.3 (Manually...[more]

AWPT Receives Clarification From State of Washington Regarding Use of Harnesses in Scissor Lifts


Following the release of a widely circulated story stating that the State of Washington had issued a document requiring the use of harnesses on scissor lifts, Aerial Work Platform Training (AWPT), an organization that exists to promote the safe and effective use of powered access equipment sought...[more]


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