15/02/2006 - 06:00 am

Effective Date Set for Updated ANSI A92.5 Standard

The new ANSI/SIA A92.5-2006 standard for Boom Supported Elevating Work Platforms will be published February 28, 2006 and the effective date for compliance is August 28, 2006.

While many changes to the standard were made to bring the language in line with verbiage used in ANSI 92.6-1999 Self-Propelled Elevating Work Platforms, it is important to become familiar with the full scope of the updated standard, explains Barris Evulich, A92.5 chairman.

“I discourage people from only relying on the summary of the standard. Instead they should acquire a full copy to read and thoroughly understand it,” he says.

The new standard has been expanded considerably with additional detail related to familiarization and training of operators as well as responsibilities associated with the sale of a machine. For example, now trainers “shall” provide evidence of training to individuals who request it. In addition, a section has been added outlining responsibilities for brokers.

For more information, see previously published article.

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