Notre Dame announced Friday that the university is launching a new campaign aimed at improving the safety of aerial lifts, in honor of Notre Dame Student Videographer, Declan Sullivan.
Sullivan died in a scissor lift accident last fall while filming a football practice.
The website, LiftUpRight.org, provides high schools and colleges with resources to ensure their schools or organizations are properly and safely using aerial lifts. The site includes informational videos, downloadable safety information, wind gauges and a link to the Declan Drumm Sullivan memorial fund.
The UpRight! Campaign was developed in collaboration with the Indiana Department of Labor.
According to the release, Sullivan’s parents were supportive of the campaign.
“We believe this is a positive step in preventing aerial lift accidents in the future,” said Barry Sullivan, Declan’s father. “Our hope is that schools that use these lifts will pay attention to the information presented on the website and make sure to institute a robust lift safety program.”