I’m one of those very strange parents: I insist my 10-year-old son wear a helmet when he’s riding his bike. And why? Because I’ve met kids who had an accident, fell, suffered a brain injury and were never the same again, never had a chance to come close to reaching their potential as a human being.
For that same reason, I want to emphasize the importance of safety practices in the rental industry and urge any of you in the aerial business to attend the Safe Access, Fall Protection & Training (SAF-T) Conference in Long Beach, Calif., July 20. If your company does any work with aerial equipment at all, whether you have six units or 600 or more, you need to take a look at your aerial safety program. For the benefit of your staff as well as your customers, you need to check out the resources that are available to you when it comes to aerial work platform safety.
But I’ll let the guy who knows aerial safety convince you — please check out our interview below with Guy Ramsey, president of Maximum Capacity Media and publisher of Lift and Access magazine. But he’s not just a media guy. Guy was CEO of one of the largest aerial rental companies in the United States, so he has had years of hands-on experience in the aerial industry.