SAF-T Conference Focuses on Safety for Powered Access Equipment

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Maximum Capacity Media brings back live safety conference for North American access platform operators, owners and safety professionals.

SAF-T Conference

July 24, 2013

Featured presentations will be led by some of the industry’s leading authorities on aerial lift safety and aerial training

In cooperation with the Scaffold & Access Industry Association, Maximum Capacity Media announces it will hold its third live Safe Access, Fall Protection & Training (SAF-T) Conference for powered access equipment in Nashville, Tenn. The one-day SAF-T Conference is scheduled for July 24, 2013, immediately following the SAIA 2013 Annual Convention at the Renaissance Nashville Hotel in the heart of downtown Music City.

Following the theme “Safety through Innovation,” the SAF-T Conference will promote the safe use of powered access equipment to owners and end-users. Through discussions stemming from age-old issues to current events, topics on the agenda will focus on aerial training, equipment design, and accessories that enhance the safety of powered access equipment. Presentation topics include:

  •     Online Access Platform Operator Training: Is This the Future?
  •     Powered Access Design Expectations: How Will Safety Considerations Influence Access Platform Design and Development?
  •     Anti-Entrapment Devices for Powered Access: What are the Options?

“Featured presentations will be led by some of the industry’s leading authorities on aerial lift safety and aerial training,” says Guy Ramsey, president of Maximum Capacity Media and publisher of Lift and Access, official publication of the SAF-T Conference. “From these presentations, we expect lively discussions on safe operation and proper use of access platforms and fall protection from equipment operators, owners, and safety professionals.”

Attendees can expect to learn about access platform safe use and clarification of responsibilities in the context of the ANSI standards; the need for an improved level of consistent and high-quality aerial training for operators of access platforms; guidance on the successful implementation of operator aerial training programs for powered access equipment; and resources for evaluating existing aerial training programs.

Early bird registration is only $50 through March 15, 2013. Register online at

About Maximum Capacity Media
Headquartered in Fort Dodge, Iowa, Maximum Capacity Media publishes magazines and produces events that emphasize safety, technology, and innovations of lifting equipment introduced in North America and Europe. Lift and Access magazine, official publication of the SAF-T Conference, is North America’s most comprehensive lifting equipment magazine. Each issue of Lift and Access analyzes new technologies, discusses industry trends, emphasizes equipment safety, and reviews unique applications for powered access, forklifts, and small cranes. For more information, visit

About the SAIA
The Scaffold & Access Industry Association (SAIA) is a non-profit trade 501(c)(6) association committed to raising the standards of professionalism within the scaffold and access industry. The SAIA represents all facets of the scaffold & access industry through various councils that include, aerial work platform, construction hoist, fall protection equipment, international, industrial, mast climbing, plank and platform, supported scaffold and suspended scaffold. Through its various programs, the SAIA promotes safety, training and a highly professional, responsible image of the scaffold and access professional. The SAIA delivers hundreds of safety training programs a year at various locations throughout the world. These programs cover all aspects of scaffold and access safety and equipment use. The SAIA is also the secretariat for the American National Standard, SAIA ASC A92 standards. For more information, visit

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