New ANSI A92 Standards Take Effect June 1

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The new ANSI A92 standards will be published May 15 and take effect June 1, 2020.

The Scaffold & Access Industry Association announced on May 7 that the ANSI Board of Standards Review had made its final decision resolving two separately filed appeals.

The first was Tutus Solutions’ appeal of the approval of A92.20 and A92.22 as American National Standards.

The second was the American Rental Association’s appeal of A92.20, A92.22, and A92.24 as American National Standards.

The ANSI Board of Standards Review said, "Based on the SAIA's response, the BSR believes that the concerns documented in its May 31, 2019, appeals decision have been satisfied and that the original approval of the ANSs at issue, as revised, need not be withdrawn. Under separate cover, approval notices for the related revisions submitted under two separate BSR-9 forms, will be issued and those who concluded the appeals process for those limited revisions, through ASC A92's process, will be notified of the right to appeal the BSR's decision to approve those revisions."

Click here for the full decision document.

The newly reorganized standards are:

ANSI/SAIA A92.20 – 2020 (please click here for revisions)

Design, Calculations, Safety Requirements, and Test Methods for Mobile Elevating Work Platforms (MEWPs)

 

ANSI/SAIA A92.22 – 2020 (please click here for revisions)

Safe Use of Mobile Elevating Work Platforms (MEWPs)

 

ANSI/SAIA A92.24 – 2018

Training Requirements for the Use, Operation, Inspection, Testing, and Maintenance of Mobile Elevating Work Platforms (MEWPs)

 

The current standards, which will be withdrawn once the new suite takes effect, are:

ANSI/SAIA A92.3 – Manually Propelled Aerial Platforms

ANSI/SAIA A92.5 – Boom-Supported Elevating Work Platforms

ANSI/SAIA A92.6 – Self-Propelled Elevating Work Platforms

ANSI/SAIA A92.8 – Vehicle-Mounted Bridge Inspection and Maintenance Devices