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

2007/01/08

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]


AWPT Hires Industry Veteran

2006/12/11

Aerial Work Platform Training (AWPT) has hired industry veteran Tony Groat as its North American membership development director. Groat is responsible for acquiring new members, training centers and developing services for IPAF's North American members. He is based in Albany, NY. IPAF, the...[more]


IPAF's Whiteman Elected to SIA Board

2006/10/10

Signaling increased cooperation between IPAF/AWPT and the SIA (Scaffold Industry Association), Tim Whiteman, managing director of IPAF, was recently elected to SIA's Board of Directors. "I am honored to be elected to the SIA Board," said Whiteman. "I look forward to deepening our partnership with...[more]


Safety Training Program Graduates 250,000th Participant

2006/10/03

IPAF, the International Powered Access Federation and parent organization of North America's AWPT (Aerial Work Platform Training), has issued its 250,000th PAL Card to a recent graduate of one of its safety training programs, announced managing director Tim Whiteman at the Professional Development...[more]


Thumbs Up for Mastclimber Safety

2006/07/17

Safety for mast climbing work platforms (MCWPs) was off to a good start, with an excellent presentation by Kevin O'Shea of Mastclimbers LLC to the AGC of Massachusetts at the end of June. "Mastclimber education should be product-specific to begin with," said O'Shea during his presentation of the...[more]


AWPT and SIA to Jointly Promote Lift Safety

2005/08/12

Aerial Work Platform Training Inc. (AWPT), and the Scaffold Industry Association (SIA), have reached an agreement that will help improve safety in the lift and access industry through better and more consistent training. The Agreement was finalized during the SIA's Annual Convention in Boston,...[more]


First Training Program Ever to Meet New ISO Standards

2005/03/29

IPAF, the International Powered Access Federation, has received formal confirmation that its training program is the first training program of its kind anywhere in the world to meet the newly introduced ISO standard for training operators of aerial work platforms. All programs developed by IPAF's...[more]


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