ANSI A92 MEWP Standards further delayed
Members of the A92 Main Committee have decided that the effective date for the new ANSI A92 suite of standards for mobile elevating work platforms (MEWPs) should be delayed until 1 March 2020. The decision was made at the 2019 ASC A92 Aerial Work Platforms Annual Meeting, held on 27-30 October in Kansas City, Missouri, USA.
The standards affected include the A92.20 design, A92.22 safe use, and A92.24 training standards. They were set to come into effect in December this year, but appeals from Tutus Solutions and the American Rental Association (ARA) have resulted in further delays.
ARA has opposed the Manual of Responsibilities (MOR) part of the standard and Tutus Solutions has objected to the part that says additions to a MEWP cannot be made without the manufacturer’s permission. ANSI agreed that those provisions were not in compliance with ANSI’s commercial policy.
The Scaffold and Access Industry Association, which serves as the secretariat for the A92 standards, is working with all the interested parties to reach an agreement and approve the language changes that the appeals’ decision has demanded.