Trico Lift Joins in Drafting Aerial Platform Work Fall Protection Guide

Trico Lift recently joined other platform companies, and manufacturers which take part in aerial work, as well as industry associations to develop a national fall protection guide consulting aerial work platforms. This group was formed by the rental association of America. Apart from this, it also includes the equipment manufacturers association, the equipment distributors association, the association of the scaffold industry as well as the international association of powered access.

This industry group came about two years ago, formed by the same members, drafting safe guidelines for operator training as well as industry related standards, which were released in this industry in February, 2011. The latest guide was recently introduced at the 2011 ARA Rental Show, which took place in Las Vegas, this February.

Trico Lift’s VP for Environment, Safety and Health, Steve Philips, who helped in authoring this document, joined another expert panel at this show to introduce their new guidelines. Philips said via a written statement, that they recognized the confusion which surrounded the appropriate system of fall protection for operators as well as users having different job functions.

Collectively they summarized the applicable regulation and standards for personal systems of fall protection concerning lift equipment as well as outlined the preferred system of options for assisting users when selecting the appropriate fall protection set-ups. Philips also added that these recommendations have been based on requirements which were documented by the ANSI as well as the occupational health and safety administration, which governs the safety of aerial work platforms.

Trico Lift is recognized in this industry because of their performance in safe work, having received many annual awards from the association of American subcontractors of New Jersey, the Chesapeake Shores chapter of American contractors and builders as well as the national association of refiners and petrochemicals.

The Trico Lift Co. serves customers in the Gulf region, Mid-West and Mid-Atlantic markets. Their equipment fleet consists primarily of forklifts for rough terrain, scissor lifts and boom lifts. Their company has also been ranked as the 14th largest company which operates in North America, and ranks among the top 50 of access fleets worldwide.

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