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Lavendon Group plc: Genie Announces the Introduction of the Operator Protective Alarm on Boom Lifts


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Designed to alert ground personnel when an operator makes contact with the platform control panel, SkySiren® interrupts boom movement, sounds an alarm and causes a light to flash. Based on Lavendon’s SkySiren® anti-entrapment technology, the Genie Operator Protective Alarm (OPA) system can be retrofitted to any Genie® articulating or telescopic boom lift manufactured after 2002. It is now available as an aftermarket option but will soon be offered as a factory-installed option.

The system is designed to be as unobtrusive as possible to operators and features a pressure sensitive horizontal bar that is fitted at around waist height below the boom lift’s control panel. When pressure is placed on the bar, as may be the case if an operator makes contact

with an overhead obstacle, the system is activated. The system also features a reset button that can be pressed if the system is inadvertently activated.

Genie will also continue to offer the Operator Protective Structure (OPS). Introduced in 2012, the Genie OPS may be attached to boom lifts with 6’ to 8’ (1.8 -2.4 metre) platforms. The tubular steel structure is designed to transfer the kinetic energy into surrounding structures while maintaining a protected area for the operator. It weighs 36 pounds (16 kilograms) and is bolted directly on the boom lift’s platform; no modifications are needed and both systems may be used together.

“Our customers requested an additional option for operator overhead protection and we are responding by offering the Genie Operator Protective Alarm,” said Frank Schneider, Booms Product Manager, Terex Aerial Work Platforms. “By offering the OPA along with the Genie Operator Protective Structure, our customers will be able to configure the machine as appropriate to the jobsite conditions.”


“We are incredibly pleased to reach this agreement and hope the global availability of this secondary guarding technology can aid the working at height experience of many end users worldwide,” said Don Kenny, Chief Executive, Lavendon Group plc.

Since its arrival on the market, SkySiren® system has been recognized with a series of high profile industry awards. These include the IOSH Innovation of the Year (2012), Construction Health and Safety Group Beaumont Safety Trophy (2012), IAPA Contribution to Safe Working at Height (2012) and the US Leadership in Lifting Equipment and Access Platforms Platinum prize.



About Terex

Terex Corporation is a diversified global manufacturer of a broad range of equipment that is focused on delivering reliable, customer-driven solutions for many applications, including the construction, infrastructure, quarrying, mining, shipping, transportation, refining, energy, utility and manufacturing industries.  Terex reports in five business segments: Aerial Work Platforms; Construction; Cranes; Material Handling & Port Solutions; and Materials Processing. Terex offers financial products and services to assist in the acquisition of equipment through Terex Financial Services.  More information can be found at www.terex.com : cts.businesswire.com/ct/CT?id=smartlink&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww .. .


About Lavendon Group plc

BlueSky Solutions is an international leader in the design, development and production of innovations designed to aid safe work at height on powered access platforms. Award winning products in the BlueSky Range include: SkySiren®, SkyRak®, SkyRakPlus®and SkyRakBoom®. BlueSky Solutions is part of Lavendon Group plc.  


Lavendon Group plc is the world’s largest specialist access rental business. Operating in more than 11 countries across Europe, the Middle East and India, the Group comprises six market leading brands with a combined fleet of more than 20,000 access platforms. The Group employs more than 2000 members of staff and strives to be the world’s leading provider of safe access solutions.

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