Aerial Work Platform Training to feature live demonstration at ConExpo

Aerial Work Platform Training, in conjunction with the International Powered Access Federation, will host a live demonstration at ConExpo/Con-Agg 2008, held March 11-15 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The live demonstration is part of AWPT’s Click It! safety campaign that calls for users of boom type platforms to wear a full body harness with a short lanyard attached to a suitable anchor point.

The demonstration will highlight the dangers of not wearing a harness in boom type applications. The 15-minute show will provide tips on properly wearing a harness. “People are unnecessarily killed or injured while using boom type platforms because they don’t wear harnesses – the demonstration will show in a vivid way the dangers of being thrown or catapulted from the platform if it is hit by another piece of equipment or is affected by ground subsidence,” says Tim Whiteman, AWPT president and IPAF managing director.

The demonstration will be held in the IPAF Safety Zone (Booth SZ1000, West Blue Lot), with show times at 10:00, 12:00, 1:00, 2:00 and 4:00.