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Awards

June
2016

CSSE 2016 Outstanding Achievement Award

The CSSE's Recognition of Excellence awards program provides the opportunity to recognize and celebrate excellence in health and safety, whether it is for a special project, an outstanding achievement or a lifelong commitment to the betterment of the health and safety profession at the chapter, regional and national levels. United Academy has won the CSSE 2016 Outstanding Achievement Award, Edmonton Chapter

May
2016

ISHN 2016 Reader’s Choice Award - Safety Training

Thousands of Industrial Safety and Hygiene News (ISHN) subscribers voted for the 2016 Readers' Choice Awards. The results are in and United Academy has won the Safety Training category award! Read More

Feb
2016

RER Innovative Product Awards 2016 - Technology Enhancements

Winner: United Rentals -- United Academy Wallet Card and App Technology Enhancements: Provides students with a personal and secure wallet card that lets them view and share their complete training history with just one card, no more need to carry multiple certification cards or documents. Read More

Sept
2015

Excellence in Learning - Best Use of Blended Learning (Bronze)

Now entering its 21st year, the Brandon Hall Group HCM Excellence Awards Program is the most prestigious awards program in the industry. Read More

Jan
2015

RER Innovative Product Awards 2014 - Key Innovation

Winner: United Rentals -- United Academy Key Innovation: United Academy is the first technology-rich, industry-wide solution of its kind dedicated to training and certification management for construction, industrial and rental participants. Read More

Dec
2014

International Serious Play Awards – Business Category (Silver and Bronze))

This recognition program honors outstanding titles that deliver a high quality of engagement and measurable training or learning opportunities. United Academy partnered with Serious Labs to develop this integral learning component of their Scissor Lift Operator Certification blended learning course. Read More

Nov
2014

ALH Access Safety Innovation Award - United Academy

United Rentals won for its United Academy and scissor and boom lift training. Judges were impressed with United’s extensive and complete program that will serve as an example for the entire rental industry. Read More


Industry Articles

Aug
2017

The Campbell Institute: Training for all generations

Interactivity in training allows you to apply your knowledge immediately. Along with 3D cinematics and serious games for training, it enables students to learn key concepts and develop multiple skills they might otherwise miss in static training. Read More

Aug
2017

United Rentals Invests to Develop VR Training

Serious Labs and United Rentals have a strong history of partnering and together they developed United Academy Premium Online Training. This training has made it easier and more convenient for employers to satisfy their need for compliance training while effectively reducing cost and risk, improving productivity and making their workforce safer. Read More

July
2016

2016 Training Survey

How much does your organization spend on worker safety training? Few would argue that an effective training program is essential to workplace safety. Details, however, are more difficult to pinpoint. How much should an organization spend on training? How should that training be presented? To help clarify some of these questions, we turned to you, the safety professional. Read More

Aug
2014

Trends in Education and Training

It’s hard to go anywhere these days without seeing people with smartphones – and safety professionals have noticed this, too. So will safety training of the future involve a touch screen? Read More

Jul
2014

United Academy’s new platform for training redefines eLearning

One of the most challenging issues facing the lifting and access industry today is the limited availability of comprehensive and standardized operator training that keeps pace with safety requirements and adds value to the business and individual worker. Read More


Press Releases

Oct
2014

Lift and Access Reviews Innovative Training Program from United Rentals

Readers of Lift and Access, including aerial lift owners and operators, will discover a monumental shift in training with the new United Academy from United Rentals. Read More

Jun
2014

United Rentals Launches United Academy® Online Training Center

STAMFORD, Conn., Jun 25, 2014 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- United Rentals Inc. URI, today announced the launch of its United Academy® online training center, one of the equipment industry’s most comprehensive hubs for safety training and operator certification. Read More