ANSI

The ANSI Accredited Standards Developers (ASC) voted to extend the effective date of the A92 standards to June 1. The vote comes after 10 companies and organizations filed a petition in mid-February with the A92 secretariat to end the appeals process and publish the standards on March 1. 

Originally approved in November 2018, the standards faced two appeals in May 2019, which caused setbacks. Tutus Solutions and the American Rental Association (ARA) appealed separate parts of the standards, with the ARA opposing the Manual of Responsibilities (MoR) portion and Tutus Solutions opposing that additions to a mobile elevating work platform (MEWP) cannot be made without the manufacturer’s permission. The effective date was then pushed to December 2019.

In October 2019, following a meeting with the A92 committee members, that date was again pushed back – this time to March 1 – due to language within the standards. Manufacturers, associations and rental companies have spent the majority of the past two years preparing for the standards’ implementation.

According to the Association of Equipment Manufacturers, two appeals are still unresolved, and appeal hearings will commence. 

The new standards will cover:

  • A92.20-2018: Design, Calculations, Safety Requirements and Test Methods for mobile elevating work platforms (MEWPs)
  • A92.22-2018: Safe Use of MEWPs
  • A92.24-2018: Training Requirements for the Use, Operation, Inspection, Testing and Maintenance of MEWPs

Of the 100 votes, 66 voted in favor of extending the deadline. 

ALH August-September 2020

Access Lift & Handlers - August-September 2020

Included in this sisue: 

  • INTERVIEW: ZOOMLION
    Zoomlion North America will debut boom and scissor lifts for the North American market this year. Lindsey Anderson speaks with the company.
  • ROTATING TELEHANDLERS
    For once, some good news: the rotating telehandler market across North America remains stable. Lindsey Anderson looks into the industry.
  • MAINTENANCE 
    Proper battery management and maintenance can decrease fleet costs and elongate battery life. ALH covers the best practices to keep machines running
  • SPECIALTY MEWPS 
    The specialty access industry provides endusers with everything from air-powered scissor lifts to 3-foot-wide bridge inspection units. ALH reports.
  • TIRES 
    With the new ANSI standards now in place, tires on boom lifts and roughterrain scissors will see some major changes. ALH reports.
  • SAIA SHOW 
    The Scaffold & Access Industry Association’s Annual Convention & Exposition will be held virtually this year. Read our guide for more.

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