The new ANSI A92.22 standards for Safe Use and ANSI A92.24 standards for Training were published on December 10, 2018. To help equipment owners and operators be in compliance by December 10, Genie has updated its operator training programs to meet the requirements in the new standards. Updated programs include: Genie Lift Pro Online Operator Training Program; Genie Lift Pro Train the Trainer courses; and Genie Lift Pro classroom-based operator training course.
“These new standards carry with them some major changes and substantial additional requirements for training, with new requirements for supervisor training and enhanced operator training,” said Scott Owyen, Genie senior training manager, Terex AWP. “Genie Lift Pro courses are designed to get trainers, operators and supervisors up-to-speed with the new standards efficiently and effectively, while continuing to promote safety and the development of the proper mindset to safely operate MEWPs in today’s busy work environment.”
The updated Genie Lift Pro training courses feature new content that covers: Machine terminology; How to select the proper mobile elevated work platform (MEWP) selection for the application; How to create and adhere to a safe use plan; How to perform detailed risk assessments which include rescue planning; Best practices for recordkeeping; and Occupant knowledge of machine operation and best practices safe use.
“We believe that the new standards will have a positive effect on safety in our industry, and appropriate, high-quality training should be at the forefront of every employer’s company plan,” said Owyen. “High-quality operator training programs should take a minimum of 3-6 hours to complete, including the hands-on practical component, depending upon the number of participants in the class and equipment classifications to be covered.”
In addition to the updated operator training courses, a supervisors’ training course is being developed by the company.