Understanding the ANSI / CSA Standard Update

 

New safety standards for mobile elevating work platforms (MEWPs) are currently in effect in Canada (B354.6) and are expected to be announced soon in the US (A92.20). The interactive infographic below gives an overview of the changes that will affect the experience of the equipment operators.

Click on sections of the infographic to learn the detail behind the changes.

 

 

Understanding the new ANSI A92 & CSA B354 standards. Why? Increase operator safet and harmonize ANSI & CSA standards with ISO & EN280 standards
When will it happen? CSA B354 is in effect as of May 2018. The ANSI A92 date is still to be determined
Entry gates. Chains are no longer allowed. Haulotte will provide entries with swing gates or drop bars standard
Toe boards are now required. A continuous toe board prevents objects from falling from the platform
Guardrail height will now be 44 inches. Haulotte has used 44 inch guardrails for many years
Manuals now have detailed content requirements
Wind Rating. There will be indoor and outdoor rated machines. Choose the correct machine for your work requirements
Tires. Stability requirements for tires mean air-filled tires will be challenging. Haulotte will continue to provide Solid Tires, Foam filled tires, Non-marking tires, turf tires
Load sensing systems will stop movement of the machine when the weight in the platform exceeds the weight rating
Tilt Sensing system will restrict movements of the machine when rated tilt capacity is exceeded. Lowering is allowed
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Sources:

http://www.alh-ca.com/assets/alh--groat.pdf

http://rermag.com/headline-news/what-new-ansi-a92-standards-will-mean-your-rental-center

 

 

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