With a continued increase in the construction industry worldwide, and with industry technologies becoming more advanced and systems more mechanized, the global aerial work platform (AWP) market is growing at a steady pace and expected to continue. The market is projected to grow by nearly 7% by the end of 2026.
Learn more about the top factors influencing the market and its projected growth, where the market is heading, and which AWP vendors and manufacturers are leading the way in our report below.
What are Aerial Work Platforms Used For?
Aerial work platforms (AWP) describe a group of elevated machines that includes aerial lifts, elevating work platforms, and mobile elevating work platforms. They may also be referred to as cherry pickers or scissor lifts. Generally, aerial work platforms are used for a variety of maintenance and construction purposes and operated by a wide range of professionals. Continue reading
According to OSHA, one of the most common types of aerial lift accidents is tip overs, and the second leading cause of injury and fatality involving aerial lifts. While preventing aerial lift tip overs is largely in the hands of the operators, employers can do their part by ensuring all workers are properly trained and have a safe working environment. Continue reading
OSHA makes updates to their regulations every year with the objective to continuously improve workplace safety and efficiency. When workplace functions are more efficient, safety is often easier to obtain and hazards are more easily and quickly caught to help prevent accidents from happening. For 2017, OSHA is updating their policies on tracking workplace injuries and illnesses, and the policy on walking-working surfaces and personal fall protection systems to make workplaces safer and more efficient.
How to Cone Off and Taper an Aerial Lift Work Zone
A recent incident on December 13, 2016, made news when a local resident captured a video of improper work zone marking performed by utility workers. Comcast employees failed to properly alert and steer drivers clear of the aerial lift work zone and consider the slippery road conditions, causing a few slide-offs and one minor collision.