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


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).

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