Terex Aerial Work Platforms introduced the new Genie Lift Pro online-based aerial work platform training program at the Rental Show in Las Vegas this week. The online training program, developed in response to customers’ requests for a consistent training method, can be used at the convenience and pace of the user. The trainee can take the approximately three-hour class at his or her convenience, at any computer screen at any time, and if the user needs to stop during the course, the program will enable him to return at the same point at any time.
The program is designed to be a prelude to actual hands-on instruction. Upon completing the online training program and subsequent hands-on training in front of a qualified instructor, users will have met requirements to become a qualified AWP operator in accordance with American National Standards Institute, OSHA and Canadian Standards Association guidelines.
The Lift Pro online training program is available through authorized Lift Pro Training Centers throughout North America and will be applicable for most brands, makes and models of aerial work platforms. Genie customers are eligible to become authorized Lift Pro Training Centers upon meeting specified criteria.
“This is completely unprecedented in the industry and we anticipate the program will potentially increase both productivity and safety on the jobsite,” said Mike Samora, senior director of global marketing for Terex AWP. “As an industry leader, we place a priority on safety for operators on the jobsite.”
By making the program available online to end users, employers can potentially increase jobsite efficiency by replacing traditional classroom training qualification programs. The practical hands-on training session takes place at the dealership or rental center from which the training program was purchased.
The user interface includes interactive features and video training sessions to keep the program interesting and informative. A 30-question exam is administered upon completion; end users are required to answer all questions correctly. If an incorrect answer is given, the program will automatically lead the user to the module where he can search for the correct answer, ensuring complete comprehension.