An aerial work platform, also known as AWP, cherry picker, ewp, mewp, hoist or aerial device, depending on the country, is a mechanical industrial machine that allows one or more workers to access high, often inaccessible areas.
There are several models of aerial work platforms on the market to meet the specific needs of your site.
The aerial work platform is used for temporary work at height, when the use of a ladder is no longer sufficient and becomes dangerous. Its stability, which allows you to work safely, is imperative for construction, renovation, logistics and storage, lighting, maintenance and servicing.
There are different types of aerial work platforms, classified into two main families: vertical platforms (without the possibility of offset) and multidirectional platforms:
- The vertical mast aerial work platform
- Scissor lifts
- Suspended aerial work platform
- Articulated basket
- Telescopic basket
- Spider boom lift
- The aerial work platform on a carrie
Each of these types of boom lifts has its own specificities, so it is important to analyse your environment carefully to choose the boom lift that suits you. Some aerial work platform models, such as truck-mounted work platforms, offer additional equipment like storage racks, road safety equipment, green technologies etc...
Aerial platforms can even provide access to working areas with lower lifting levels, such as subways or to high areas directly in the warehouse.
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Are different training modules available for various types of aerial platforms?
Yes, aerial platform training programs offer various modules tailored to the type of Aerial Work Platform (AWP) your employees will use. Although these training programs may seem similar, they distinguish themselves from others in specific aspects. Let’s take a closer look.
What safety procedures are emphasized during aerial platform training ?
Aerial platform training is required for ensuring the proper use of AWP by your employees. During an AWP training they will learn more about safety procedures than how to use an AWP. These safety procedures emphasized during AWP training, like the IPAF training are listed below...