HAULOTTE: ANSI Standards
The new American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and the CSA Group, formerly Canadian Standards Association, standards are shaking up the mobile elevating work platform (MEWP) industry and anytime there’s an industry shakeup, there’s a chance to make an impact on the market. Rental stores that train and prepare their staff and their customers will create a customer experience that will help them
lead their local markets.
While MEWP manufacturers anticipate new training requirements as part of the upcoming standard, there will be many training opportunities for store staff members that aren’t part of the specific training standard.
Read the ANSI Standards article in the ARA Magazine.
Paul Jensen is marketing communications and customer analytics manager, Haulotte Americas, Virginia Beach, Va. For more information, visit
Best Practices for AWP Equipment from ARA
These statements of best practices are designed to help those who work with aerial work platform (AWP) equipment prevent accidents, better understand the primary sources of liability and reduce liability when an accident occurs.
Why do I need it? AWP equipment continues to be the largest single source of insurance claims by total dollar amount in the rental industry due to the potential dangers and severity of the injuries involved. Getting everyone home safely everyday is paramount, which is why we collaborated with the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM), the International Powered Access Federation (IPAF) and the Scaffold & Access Industry Association (SAIA) to establish best practices in key areas.