04/02/2012 - 04:00 am

AWPT Offers One-Day Training Course for AWP Managers

AWPT, Schenectady, N.Y., the North American subsidiary of IPAF,  has launched a new aerial work platform (AWP) training course that prepares project managers, construction foremen, supervisors, and other construction personnel to safely coordinate various types of AWPs on site.

The one-day AWPs for Managers course provides attendees with the basic information every manager should know about planning, selecting and preparing for the use of AWPs on sites, from paperwork to logistics.

Its topics include: Regulations & Standards, Machine Types and Use, ANSI Responsibilities, Operator Training and Familiarization, Pre-start and Workplace Daily Inspection, AWP Fall Protection, Hazard Awareness and Prevention.

Although the course does not qualify attendees to operate AWPs, it provides instruction and training that will allow attendees to effectively address all aspects of AWP safe use on their projects.

Said one site manager who recently completed the course, “The course covers everything managers need to know about using aerial work platforms. It makes you totally aware of every possible danger. I now pay more attention to planning and control, and doing the risk assessment. For instance, I am more aware of the need to select the right machine and to walk the worksite prior to using the equipment.”

Attendees who successfully pass the written test at the end of the course receive a certificate of completion.

AWPs for managers is available from selected AWPT training centers. For more information on this new course offering, e-mailtony.groat@awpt.org or stop by booth 8328 at The Rental Show in New Orleans, February 5 – 8, 2012.

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