aerial lift safety

ANSI A92 MEWP Standards Delayed Until 2020

Date: 31-10-2019 / Author: kscally

The effective date for the new ANSI A92 suite of standards for MEWPs has been pushed back until March 1, 2020, members of the A92 Main Committee decided at the 2019 ASC A92 Aerial Work Platforms Annual Meeting, held Oct. 27-30 in Kansas City, Missouri.

The suite, which includes the A92.20 design, A92.22 safe use, and A92.24 training standards, was originally set to go into effect in December, but two appeals, partially approved by ANSI this spring, have resulted in the delays.

The SRK-11 allows the self-rescue of any worker at height, regardless of industry. Certified for up to 600 feet, the kit uses high heat aramid fiber rope with a tensile strength exceeding 6,700 lbs. 

ReachMaster Rolls Out Anti-Entrapment Safety Systems for Compact Aerial Lifts

Date: 08-06-2018 / Author: kscally
ReachMaster anti-entrapment system

ReachMaster is now offering anti-entrapment safety systems on all their Falcon and Bluelift compact aerial lift models.

While many scissor and boom lift manufacturers have introduced these systems on their models, the Houston-based company is claiming to be the first to do so in North America for the compact lift segment.

“We have witnessed how these systems saves lives and how Europe, and in particular the UK, has adapted to these new systems on a larger scale,” said Ebbe Christensen, president of ReachMaster.

Genie Unveils New Lift Guard Contact Alarm

Date: 02-02-2017 / Author: mlarson

Genie has Introduced the first development in its next generation of innovative accessories: the Genie Lift Guard Contact Alarm system.

During 2011 and 2012, two municipal workers were fatally injured while repairing traffic lights: Each was working from the raised bucket of an aerial lift truck and was thrown from the bucket when struck by a passing tractor-trailer.

United Rentals’ VP of Health, Safety, Environment & Sustainability Slated to Headline SAF-T Conference

Date: 18-06-2013 / Author: kparrish
saf-t conference
Speakers continue to line up to present at Maximum Capacity Media’s live powered access-focused SAF-T Conference.