Genie interactive tool helps calculate load/reach capacity

Genie tool raises awareness for safe use and work at height best practices in the aerial access industry.

Terex Aerial Work Platforms (AWP) introducesi its new Genie interactive tool that calculates aerial lifts current capacity limits to help educate customers on how the new technology will impact equipment safe use and productivity.

Changes to ANSI A92 and CSA B354 standards in North America are coming within the next year, and one of the more significant equipment changes is the addition of platform load-sensing technology. Because Genie mobile rlevated work platforms (MEWPs), formerly known as aerial work platforms, are manufactured in compliance with the most current standards, it is important for contractors to understand how new aerial lifts, including Genie articulating and telescoping boom lifts, scissor lifts and low-level access lifts, will operate under the updated standards. The tool can be accessed online at

“The purpose of OSHA’s National Safety Stand-Down is to raise awareness of work at height best practices in construction applications. Safety is at the core of the Genie culture,” says Marie Engstrom, Genie product manager, Terex AWP.

The new Genie interactive tool provides site visitors the opportunity to choose different materials, attachments and operators of various sizes to “place” into and on the virtual boom platform. The interactive program then calculates the weight of materials, attachments and operators. If the load capacity of platform exceeds the machine’s rated capacity, the virtual boom lift will not lift the load, highlighting how new industry-mandated platform load-sense technology will disable machine function if the load is above the platform load limit. If the load capacity of the platform is within the machine’s rated capacity, the virtual boom lift will be available to operate within its operating envelope.

The new platform load sensing technology requires additional systems on the machine, as well as service and training.

Standards in North America are changing significantly, and MEWP operators can benefit from the opportunity to be more educated of what is changing and how it will affect them. The Genie interactive tool is designed to be an engaging way to share information on the changes, as well as how to apply and follow these changes when using Genie aerial equipment. Genie also offers high-level information regarding the ANSI A92 and CSA B354 changes through a video presentation, which can be accessed at, as well as with additional information and resources at

To access the Genie interactive tool, as well as to gain more information on Genie Xtra Capacity boom lifts, visit