Spring 2016

Get on and Stay On-Hire with Genie Lift Pro Training

Friday 29 July 2016 @ 12:52

As an integral part of Genie 360 Support, Genie is offering
rental companies and end users a unique and comprehensive, machine specific operator training program that covers all its product families through Genie Lift Pro Training.

What is Genie Lift Pro Training?

Genie Lift Pro Training is an exciting, innovative, manufacturer designed and endorsed verification of competency training and assessment program developed to benefit rental companies and operators. “We believe Genie Lift Pro Training will help rental companies get their Genie fleet out on hire and keep them on-hire, with less down time due to operator error,” said Malcolm McIntosh, Genie Quality, Training and Technical Support, Manager, Asia/Pacific, Terex AWP. “For operators, Genie Lift Pro has been designed to help them use the equipment properly and safely. Who better to train operators than the manufacturer?”

Genie Lift Pro Training will increase the acceptance of Genie equipment on site, according to McIntosh. “If operators have been trained with Genie Lift Pro Training, they will be familiar with our machines and know how to use them. In turn, we believe this will encourage operators to request Genie machines for their onsite requirements.”

Genie Lift Pro Training is central to the firm’s end-to-end solutions. “Initiatives such as Genie Lift Pro Training aim to deliver solutions to rental companies to help them achieve the best ROI for their Genie fleet,” said McIntosh.

Manufacturer operator training

Genie Lift Pro training can be targeted to site requirements. “It is suitable for operators who are new to Genie machines, those who have been trained on different equipment within the Genie brand, or those wish to improve their knowledge and understanding of the safety features and operational benefits,” said McIntosh.

Genie Lift Pro Training is delivered by accredited trainers aligned to a registered training organisation (RTO). “Partnering with an RTO ensures the parameters of Genie Lift Pro training are met and delivered according to the national training standards,” said McIntosh. “Our materials and guidelines are managed by the RTO and audited by Genie, which ensures the consistency of our machine specific operator training across Australia.”

Genie Lift Pro coming to a location near you

Genie Lift Pro Training is being led by Phil Middleton, CEO of Workplace Training Centre, who has mustered a team of trainers located around Australia, said machine specific operator training is essential for rental companies and operators. “It’s not only a Worksafe Health and Safety (WHS/OHS) requirement, but it provides operators with valuable information about a machine in different situations,” said Middleton. “EWPs by design are very efficient at what they do, which is providing an elevated working platform. However, operators must understand the machine’s safety equipment, as well as its abilities, and limitations, in some situations, to ensure it operates efficiently.”

Middleton also believed that Genie Lift Pro Training is a unique program and possibly a first for the industry. “I’m unaware of any other [machine-specific operator training] available to the industry” Logistically, Genie Lift Pro has Australia covered with Aaron Middleton and Newcastle’s Tony Tripodi, leading the training programs in NSW. “We have Alan Barker in Western Australia, John Yannakopoulos in Queensland and David Whomes in South Australia,” said Middleton. “Our team members are all senior trainers with a sound background in the EWP industry and for now we will be travelling to Tasmania and the Northern Territory to provide Genie Lift Pro training.”

To register for machine specific operator training, contact Malcolm McIntosh by calling 1800 788 633.

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