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Today’s technology – Changing the way we work

Autonomous equipment. Connected jobsites. Data. Internet 2.0. IoT. Sensors. Telematics. Touchless transactions. Do these all sound familiar? Today’s construction site and its equipment and rental providers, are not what they were 10 years ago. And they’re never going to be what they were 10 years ago.

Take, for instance, Wendi Smith who is an assistant service manager for Sunbelt Rentals in Ceres, CA.

An e-mail caught her attention so she clicked on the link and was rapidly transported into an immersive virtual world of access equipment.

Without leaving her desk she navigated onto a stadium jobsite packed with 3-D mobile elevating work platforms (MEWPs) and telehandlers.

From there she learned about equipment applications, drilled down into specs, watched walk-around videos, chatted with a product expert and, if she wanted, could order parts for her location’s rental fleet.

Smith was logged in to JLG’s “Access Your World” virtual experience, a dynamic, evolving environment designed to meet rental customers and equipment users where they are with information, education and working from height training. It is free and can be accessed from any device.

Smith enthused, “It was hands-on and interactive. It took you right to the jobsite, and it showed how the equipment operates. It really helps, especially when you are talking to customers or placing orders to have that visual in your head of what exactly you need through the experience on the site. I loved it.”

Jennifer Stiansen, director of marketing for JLG, “It’s really just the beginning when it comes to virtual learning experiences.

“We’ve seen the industry accelerate five years nearly overnight as it relates to the adoption of virtual. It became increasingly apparent that not only would we need to cater to this new medium, but we would also somehow need to break through the noise to get the attention of our audience.”

Working at heights requires proper training, and with today’s technology, much of that training can be done online. Take, for instance, the MEWP Operator 3a & 3b Online Training course that can be scheduled through Easybook Training.

The MEWP (Mobile Elevated Work Platform) operator online training course provides students with information on the safe use and operation of 3a and 3b machine classifications (scissor lifts and boom lifts) in an interactive online format designed to comply with applicable ANSI standards and OSHA regulations.

Designed to be completed at the students’ own pace, this online working at heights course allows for completion of the training in one session or over several sessions as needed.

The MEWP online operator training course covers:

  • Classification of MEWPs
  • Proper machine selection
  • Operating Controls and functions
  • Inspections
  • Hazard recognition and avoidance
  • Safe operating procedures
  • Applicable regulations and standards
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

And what’s best? It can be completed from the comfort of your own home. So, if you’re looking for work at height training, click over to Easybook Training

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