HOW WILL THE NEW ANSI STANDARD AFFECT HY-BRID LIFTS?

Hy-Brid Lifts have always been designed, first and foremost, as a safe solution for working at height; therefore changes to our existing mobile elevated work platforms will be relatively minimal.

ANSI A92.20 is not simply another set of rules to comply with, but a cultural shift in the way we approach elevated work.  There are three essential parts: 

The Design Standard A92.20 

specifies design calculations and stability criteria, construction, safety examinations and tests and is predominately intended for manufacturer.

Changes to Hy-Brid Lifts

The design standard will only apply to new MEWPs manufactured after A92.20 is published.

The Safe Use Standard A92.22 

specifies requirements for application, inspection, training, maintenance, repair and safe operation of equipment and is predominately intended for owners, users,and operators.

  The safe use standard will apply to all existing and new MEWPs.

The Training Requirements Standard A92.24

provides methods and guidelines to prepare MEWP training materials, defines administrative criteria and delivers elements required for proper training to implement the safe-use standard requirements and is predominately intended for individuals or companies offering training.

  The training standard will apply to all existing and new MEWPs.

For more information about how the Design, Safe Use and Training Standards will affect your business, please check the resources below provided by IPAF.

 

DEALER GUIDANCE        USER GUIDANCE

TERMINOLOGY & CATEGORIZATION

Aerial work platforms (AWP) will now be referred to as mobile elevated work platforms (MEWP).  MEWPs will be seperated into 2 groups. 

  • Group A will consist of MEWPs whose platform stays within it's tipping lines. An example of a Group A would be a low-level access Hy-Brid Lift. 
  • Group B MEWPs are anything that is not Group A such as a boom lift whose platform extends past it's tip lines. 

Mewps will further be categorized into types. 

  • Type 1 will be MEWPs for which traveling is allowed only when in the stowed position. 
  • Type 2 will be MEWPs for which traveling with the work platform in the elevated position is controlled from a point on the chassis.
  • Type 3 will be MEWPs for which traveling with the work platform in the elevated position is controlled from a point on the work platform.

Type 2 and Type 3 can be combined.

Hy-Brid Lifts Push-Around Series will be categorized as 1APro Series and Zero-Turn Series work platforms will be categorized as 3A.

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