The result of this joint venture is the Statement of Best Practices of Personal Fall Protection Systems for Aerial Work Platform Equipment. A previous document, Statement of Best Practices of General Training and Familiarization for Aerial Work Platform Equipment, was introduced to the industry in February 2010.
The participating organizations recognized a need to address the proper use and regulatory compliance of AWP personal fall protection and created a common resource to educate users on best practices of the safe use of PFP equipment. The use of PFP is a component of AWP training and has legal requirements in the United States. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regulations and American National Standards Institute (ANSI) standards both address fall protection when using AWP equipment.
The objectives of this best practice document are intended to: