The aerial work platform operator course managed in the United States and Canada by American Work Platform Training, the North American subsidiary of the International Powered Access Federation, is now available in Spanish as part of IPAF’s ongoing commitment to provide training and safety material in languages other than English.
At the IPAF Summit in Miami earlier this year, Jordan Barab, U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health, highlighted the need to target “vulnerable workers” with limited English proficiency. IPAF CEO Tim Whiteman then committed to provide the AWPT operator training in Spanish.
AWPT-approved training centers that will be offering the operator course in Spanish include Valcourt Exterior Building Services based in New Jersey. The AWPT eLearning module will be available in Spanish by the end of September.
“IPAF has met the commitment it made to provide materials in other languages,” said Tony Groat, IPAF USA and AWPT executive vice president. “We open up the challenge to those in the industry. Get your employees trained in a manner they can understand for safe AWP operations. The material and the tools are there and there is no excuse for untrained workers when working at height.”