The Scaffold & Access Industry Association announces the 2013 SAIA ASC A92 Aerial Platforms Annual Meeting will be held at Oct. 27-30 at the Flamingo Casiino in Las Vegas, Nev. The meeting is open to the public who have an interest in the standards activities that establish consensus rules, guidelines or characteristics for activities or their results in the aerial platforms industry.
Consensus (industry) standards are voluntarily used by manufactures, dealers, owners, users and operators of aerial platforms. The purpose of the standards is the prevention of accidents and injuries, as well as, establishing criteria for the manufacturers. The standards also aid the manufacturers, dealers, owners, users and operators of the platforms to understand their various responsibilities.
So why should you attend? Behind the scenes, standards make everyday life work. They establish size, shape, or capacity of a product, process, or system. They can define terms. And they can specify performance of products or personnel. When you or your employees participate in standards-setting work, your company automatically gets a leg up on emerging issues and obstacles that affect your industry or product line. Attendees gain insider knowledge and early access to information that will help you shape your agenda, develop networks, and act on priority areas. Attending the meeting will help you understand that standards and conformance play a strategic role in your company.
Visit www.saiaonline.org to view the schedule agenda and register for the SAIA ASC A92 Aerial Platform Annual Meeting, or contact DeAnna Martin, SAIA A92 Secretary at (816) 595.4860 or by email at email@example.com.
About the ASC A92 Annual Meeting
ASC stands for “Accredited Standards Committee” and A92 is the name of the series of standards. “ASC A92 – Aerial Platforms Committee” is the official title of the consensus body that was approved by ANSI for standard development.
The consensus body was created to develop safety guidelines for the design, construction, testing, maintenance, inspection, training, use and operation of elevating and rotating aerial devices, work platforms and vertical devices primarily used to position personnel.
The goal is to make each committee a balance of interested classes. The classifications are: consumers/users, directly affected public, distributors/dealers, experts/consultants, government, industrial/commercial, insurance, labor, manufacturers, professional societies, regulatory agencies, testing laboratories, not-for-profit, and component manufacturers.
The main committee is made up of company and organizations. Each member assigns a representative, with the option of an alternate representative. Membership on the subcommittees is individual based. Membership on the main committee is not contingent with membership on a subcommittee, and vice versa.
TheSAIA ASC A92 manage and maintain the following standards: