The second annual Prangl Safety Walk, a safety event for decision-makers.
This year's Safety Walk informed customers, partners and the media about how to safely and effectively operate aerial work platforms and telehandlers – taking account of legislative provisions, standards and safety-related requirements.
Today it is hard to conceive of a building site without aerial work platforms and telehandlers. They enable efficient, economical and safe working at heights.
This event gave all attendees the opportunity to update their knowledge – from choosing the right machine, major deployment criteria, proper risk assessment, appropriate operational planning, inspections before operation, factors affecting stability, common risks and how to avoid them, up to qualifications and training for operators.
Experts from renowned international aerial work platform manufacturers and users gave talks on the latest product innovations based on the EN 280 standard. Furthermore, information was provided on the latest developments from the world of personal protective equipment (fall-arresting PPE) – essential safety equipment for powered access equipment.
To connect theory with practice, this year the technical innovations of the latest generation of aerial work platforms and telehandlers were also demonstrated in practical use in the open-air area.
A panel discussion rounded off the Safety Walk by offering visitors adequate opportunities to directly address their questions to the experts.
Under the motto "Higher up means further down!", everyone who took part was made aware that safety is an indispensable component of our shared responsibility when working with aerial work platforms and telehandlers.