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.
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