Dealers, owners, and operators of aerial work platforms (AWPs) need to make changes in the areas of training, job site safety and machine selection to accommodate the new ANSI standards and meet the December 10, 2019 deadline! Old machines don’t need to be retrofitted to meet the new standards.
New ANSI standards for the U.S. were published in December 2018, while new CSA standards for Canada were published in May 2017. Drafted to be similar to international standards, like AS/NZS, CE, GB, and ISO, these changes better align North American manufacturers with the global market. The last big change to these standards took place in 2006, so it was time for an update.