The lift following changes take effect December 10, 2019 for manufacturers, dealers, owners, users, supervisors, operators, occupants, lessees and brokers for new and existing units delivered by sale, lease, rental or any beneficial use on or after that date.
ANSI A92.22-2018 Mobile Elevating Work Platforms Update: This standard along with companion Standards, replace existing Standards ANSI/SAIA A92.3, A92.5, A92.6 and A92.8.
Here are the basics:
1. Aerial Work Platforms (AWP) are now referred to as Mobile Elevated Work Platforms (MEWP).
2. There are 2 groups, Group A and Group B
Group A-Platform can move vertically and stays within the tipping lines of the unit (Only raises). Group B-Platform can move beyond the tipping lines (telescope, articulate) outside the outriggers and wheels.
The Groups are classified into Types
Type 1 – Can only be driven with the platform in its stowed position (fully retracted). Type 2 – Can be driven elevated but is controlled from the chassis. Type 3 – The platform may be driven while elevated, controlled from the platform.
3. A risk assessment and site safety plan must be developed and shared.
4. Must have a written rescue plan and employees must be trained to respond.
5. Operators, occupants and supervisors must be trained.
6. The Manufacturer manual and ANSI manual must be on the platform.
7. Additional inspections and checklists must be completed.
8. Rough terrain platforms will be required to have foam-filled or solid tires.
9. Platform railing height changes.
10. Platforms will have a load limit, tilt and wind alarm. At this time, existing owned equipment is not required to be retrofitted. (Rental equipment will probably be required to be retrofitted.).
If you need additional insight or assistance with complying with these new changes, please contact SVP of P&C Sales, Allen Baker.