Skyjack to train regulatory bodies
07 March 2008
Government regulatory bodies, such as OSHA, now have the benefit of attending Skyjack's approved Aerial Work Platforms Training (AWPT) course at two facilities (Chicago and Guelph, ON). The manufacturer, with full support from the AWPT, announced initiatives to offer operator training and/or informational seminars to North American regulatory bodies free of charge.
“Ultimately, we're looking at it from an educational standpoint. These agencies generally don't have the funds to send their people, or it's difficult for them to allocate those funds to send them out for training. So we're offering the training free of charge,” Skyjack's Director of Product Safety Brad Boehler told ALH.
The program will include product updates, and reviews of new/existing standards and regulations for use on aerial work platforms. Training is available, ideally in groups of six to 20 people, to inspectors and management of governmental bodies that will address the specific needs of the trainees.
“If we can at least give them the industry's view of the standards and regulations, that gives them a more informed position on decisions whether they want to cite someone or not,” said Boehler.