Filling out CODB Survey by March 31 could net you $2,000

Filling out CODB Survey by March 31 could net you $2,000 The Cost of Doing Business Survey is designed to be easy. It’s also free and worthwhile — possibly netting you $2,000 in cash — if you take part by Sunday, March 31.

To keep your business growing and financially thriving, you need rental-specific information such as:

  • Your total revenue per employee
  • Your accounts receivable days
  • Your return on assets, etc.

The simple and free way to get that type of information is by participating in the Cost of Doing Business Survey, which provides the data for the follow-up Cost of Doing Business Report — the financial benchmarking guide for the industry. Plus, if you participate in the survey by next Sunday, March 31, you are in the running to win $2,000.

There are three ways to participate:

  1. Complete the printed survey that was mailed to rental business members in the United States and Canada. Or
  2. Fill out your contact information and Part 1: General Questions on the survey, and return it with your financial statements. Return either the completed survey or part of the survey with your statements to Industry Insights via mail (Industry Insights, P.O. Box 4330, Dublin, OH 43016), fax (614-389-3816) or email (gmanns@industryinsights.com). Or
  3. Go online and fill out the survey by going to ARArental.org/go/CODB.

Note that all surveys go directly to Industry Insights, the firm compiling the report. None of your data will be shared with the American Rental Association (ARA) or any other third party.

Cash and more benefits possible with early bird deadline participation:

Just by sending in your completed survey by the March 31 early bird deadline, you:

  • Are automatically entered into the $1,000 early bird March 31 drawing and the $1,000 final April 30 drawing.
  • Receive a FREE 2013 Cost of Doing Business Report — valued at $350.
  • Receive a FREE online, customized Company Performance Report — valued at $200.
  • Gain access to FREE on-demand reports and graphs.

To get started today, go to ARArental.org/go/CODB. Questions? Call ARA Member Services at 800-334-2177.

Statement of Best Practices of General Training and Familiarization for Aerial Work Platform Equipment

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The objectives of this Best Practices document are to:

  • Educate the industry on the industry-recognized and supported standards, including the American National Standards Institute/Scaffold & Access Industry Association (ANSI/SAIA) A92 Standards and the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) regulations.
  • Present best practices and minimum general training guidelines for AWP equipment operators.
  • Emphasize the differences between general training and familiarization.
  • Clarify minimum qualifications of the trainer.

Members can download a pdf copy by clicking here

To view the Table of Contents, click here.

Statement of Best Practices of Personal Fall Protection Systems for Aerial Work Platform Equipment

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This industry-created document addresses the proper use and regulatory compliance of personal fall protection (PFP) for aerial work platform (AWP) equipment.

The objectives of this document are to:

  • Educate the industry on applicable Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) regulations and the industry-recognized and supported American National Standards Institute (ANSI) Standards.
  • Provide information to assist users and operators during their selection process to identify the most appropriate PFP system for their job functions while operating AWP equipment.
  • Inform the user and operator how to recognize and guard against the potential fall hazards associated with the use of AWP equipment.
  • Encourage the incorporation of best practices for PFP with AWP equipment into a company’s fall protection plans.

Members may download a free copy of this document by clicking here.

Click here to view the Table of Contents.

The industry associations that contributed to the initiative include:

the American Rental Association (ARA), the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM), the Associated Equipment Distributors (AED), the International Powered Access Federation (IPAF) and the Scaffold Industry Association (SIA).

Statement of Best Practices for Workplace Risk Assessment and Aerial Work Platform Equipment Selection

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This industry-created document addresses the need to identify hazards, conduct a thorough workplace risk assessment and implement control measures. It also addresses the process of selecting the most appropriate AWP equipment for the work involved.

The objectives of this document are to:

  • Educate the industry on applicable OSHA regulations and the industry-recognized and supported ANSI/SAIA A92 standards.
  • Provide information to assist users and operators in assessing the risk of potential hazards for the work to be done and implementing appropriate control measures to reduce or eliminate such risks.
  • Offer guidance and issues to consider in the selection of the most appropriate AWP equipment to perform the work needed.
  • Encourage the incorporation of best practices into a company’s workplace risk assessment plan.

Members may download a free copy of this document by clicking here.

 

Click here to view the Table of Contents.

The industry associations that contributed to the initiative include:

the American Rental Association (ARA), the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM), the International Powered Access Federation (IPAF) and the Scaffold & Access Industry Association (SAIA).

Statement of Best Practices of Emergency Evacuation Planning for Tented Events

 Statement of Best Practices of Emergency Evacuation Planning for Tented Events

This document addresses both weather-related and other emergencies. The objectives of this document are to:

  • Underscore the fact that tents are not safe shelters in emergency situations.
  • Educate all entities involved in tented events about their roles in ensuring the safe use of the equipment.
  • Assist rental companies and their customers in understanding the industry’s best practices regarding measures to take when emergency situations occur during tented events.
  • Encourage tent rental customers to prepare emergency evacuation plans for their events.
  • Enhance the safe use of rented tents in order to reduce injuries from emergencies.

Party and event rental companies and tent manufacturers assisted ARA and ARA Insurance with developing content for this document.

This Statement of Best Practices of Emergency Evacuation Planning for Tented Events is available from ARA by Clicking Here