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Use of Aerial Lifts Increases and So Do the Safety Requirements

No doubt about it, Charlotte and the surrounding areas are in a serious growth spurt.  Along with all that new construction and manufacturing comes the increased usage of Aerial Lifts.  We at Aerial Equipment Services welcome the growth but acknowledge safety needs to keep up the pace. James Meegan, CSP wrote a great article regarding some new safety standards that we take very seriously and have included in our new training material.  Here's a great excerpt from his recent article in Safety Check News .... According to a recent study by the International Powered Access Federation (IPAF), the use of aerial work platforms (AWP) has been increasing. This expanding user base is one of the reasons that the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) safety standards for AWPs have been under revision (Rubenstone, 2016). The new ANSI A92 standards are expected to include changes to terminology, design, use, and training, and are expected to be issued in early 2017 (Groat, 2016). Terminology changes will

Use of Aerial Lifts Increases and So Do the Safety Requirements2018-02-22T22:18:56+00:00

Are You Up To Date On Changing ANSI Standards?

    Read About the New ANSI A92 Standards   Excerpt from "Big Changes Coming to ANSI A92 Standards" by Chad Hislop   The new ANSI standards will be subject specific such that ANSI A92.20 (design), A92.22 (safe use) and A92.24 (training) covers booms, scissors and manually propelled aerials. There is no easy way to say it other than “everything will change.” Some of the key changes in the new ANSI A92 standards are: Platform Load Sense – All aerials will be required to continuously check the weight in the platform and disable function if the load is above the platform load limit. This requires additional systems, sophisticated components, service and training requirements. Dynamic Terrain Sensing in Booms – Unlike the current standards, drive and certain boom functions must be disabled when out of their slope limit and functions restricted only to those that safely return the machine to terrain that is within limits. Indoor-Only Machines – Provisions will exist for aerials that may only

Are You Up To Date On Changing ANSI Standards?2018-02-22T21:26:11+00:00