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Geoffrey Arther

His career in the equipment industry started in 1988 when he was brought on as a “Beautification Engineer” (translation – “equipment washer”) for one of Southern California’s premiere hi-lift companies. While working in the parts department and later an equipment delivery driver he graduated San Diego State University in 1994. At this time his sights turned to sales, which was his primary capacity until 2010. As a sales representative for leading rental companies in the equipment industry, he also provided training for their mechanics, drivers, other sales representatives, and management. He was also charged with the responsibility of developing many of the in-house operator-training programs still used to this day. He is experienced with all major US based manufacturers of access and material handling equipment. Geoff began training operators in 1995 and became an instructor trainer shortly there after.

Qualified Instructor (by discipline):

    • personnel lifts (1995)*
    • scissor lifts (1995)*
    • boom lifts (1995)*
    • industrial powered truck (warehouse forklifts) (1995)**
    • rough terrain forklifts (telehandlers) (1995)*
    • mast climbers (1996)
    • suspended scaffold (swing stage) (1996)
    • leading edge protection (2008)***
    • debris capture (2009)***

                    *  Train-the-Trainer since 1998
                   **  Train-the-Trainer since 2004
                  ***  Train-the-Trainer since 2011

Professional Standings

    • JLG Train-the-Trainer           2012                            initial training 1997
    • AGC of Washington              2012-current              Active member representative since 2009
    • AGC of America                    2012-current              Active member representative since 1997
    • SIA (later SAIA)                        1996-1998                  ANSI A92 non-committee
    • SAIA                                      2012-current              A92 Main
    • Elected Committee Member

      • 2012 – A92 Main Committee – currently in session
      • 2012 – A92 Training Sub Committee – currently in session

Note: Scaffold & Access Industry Association serves as Secretariat for the A92 – Aerial Platforms series of standards for ANSI. The SAIA is responsible for developing the policies and procedures outlined in the ANSI Essential Requirements, which are adopted and published by ANSI.