New proposed standards for aerial work platforms (also known as MEWPs or mobile elevating work platforms) are now open for public comment. The CSA Group is accepting comments and suggested edits on B354 standards that will guide the design and safe use of AWPs/MEWPs in Canada. Interested parties have until Oct. 5 to submit comments.

The new standards are divied into three sections: design, calculations, safety requimrents and testing methods (B354.7); safety, inspection, maintenence and operation (B354.8); and driver training (B354.9).

Visit http://publicreview.csa.ca/Account/Login and login or register. Once registered and logged in, search for "B354" and follow the instructions to add your comments.

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