AWPT LEADS TO 40 PERCENT INSURANCE REDUCTION
Mastclimbers LLC has reduced its insurance premiums by more than 40 percent due to implementation of the American Work Platform Training program. AWPT is a fully owned subsidiary of the International Powered Access Federation.
According to Bobby Reese and Mike Pitt of Mastclimbers, the AWPT training program that they adopted and implemented throughout the company allowed Hays Companies, a managing general agent insurance broker specializing in programs for high reach dealers, sales and services companies and manufacturers, to provide them with a policy that was more than 40 percent lower than the premiums they had previously paid. Hays Companies is a member of IPAF and offers advantageous rates to IPAF members.
“Properly trained users of access equipment can reduce risk and minimize the probability of accidents, injuries and losses,” said William Holler, senior vice president of Hays Companies. “The confidence we have in the effectiveness of the AWPT training program in reducing accidents allows us to offer a significant discount off the insurance premiums for all companies insured through our special program. To qualify for the discount, companies must require employees who operate or occupy an aerial work platform/mast climbing work platform to successfully complete an AWPT training program.”
The AWPT program meets the demands of both American and Canadian legislation and is based on the recognized IPAF training program adopted by many European companies. Successful completion of the program leads to the issuance of a Powered Access Licensed-registration card from an approved training center. Those companies who employ AWPT-trained operators are not only assured that they are meeting their ANSl-mandated obligations to provide proper training; they also may be eligible to receive valuable discounts on their insurance premiums like those received by Mastclimbers LLC. W&C