Owners and operators of aerial work platforms (AWPs) will need to make changes to how they address training, job-site safety and overall machine selection with regard to new ANSI standards. The original compliance deadline for the new ANSI A92 standard was December 10, 2019. However, during their October 27-30 2019 meeting, the A92 Main Committee of the Scaffold & Access Industry Assoc. voted to extended the compliance deadline to March 1, 2020.
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. Note: Old machines do not need to be retrofitted to meet the new standards.