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ASC A92 Annual Meeting

October 23 - 25, 2017

Sheraton Lake Buena Vista Resort
12205 S. Apopka Vineland Rd.
Orlando, FL 32836
Ph: (407) 239-0444 / (800) 423-3297

The SAIA has negotiated a special room rate of $125.00 per night. You can call 800-423-3297 and ask for the "SAIA" rate, or go online CLICK HERE and make reservations directly. The deadline to make reservations is September 28th, 2017. Please let me know if you have any questions or if anyone would like assistance in reserving rooms.

The meeting is open to the public that have interest in the standards activities that establish consensus rules, guidelines or characteristics for activities or their results in the aerial platforms industry. Consensus (industry) standards are voluntarily used by manufactures, dealers, owners, users and operators of aerial platforms. The purpose of the standards is the prevention of accidents and injuries, as well as, establishing criteria for the manufacturers. The standards also aid the manufacturers, dealers, owners, users and operators of the platforms to understand their various responsibilities.


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ASC A92 AERIAL PLATFORMS ANNUAL MEETING - October 23 - 25, 2017
Sheraton Lake Buena Vista Resort, Orlando, FL.

Fees are allocated per day. 
All events of that day will be included in admission. 

 

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2017
5 – 6:30 p.m. AEM MEWPC Engineering Committee
Meeting attendance requires an invitation. 
MONDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2017
7 – 8 a.m. Breakfast served
7 a.m. – 5 p.m. SAIA Information Desk & Registration
8 a.m. – Noon A92.22 Subcommittee Meeting
This meeting is a working meeting of the A92.22 subcommittee - Safe Use of manually propelled, self-propelled and boom supported aerial work platforms and under bridge vehicle mounted inspection work platforms will be the agenda of this meeting.
Noon – 1 p.m. Lunch served
1 – 5 p.m. A92.20 Subcommittee Meeting
This meeting is a working meeting of the A92.20 subcommittee - Design of manually propelled, self-propelled and boom supported aerial work platforms and under bridge vehicle mounted inspection work platforms will be the agenda of this meeting. 
5 – 6:30 p.m. AEM MADDDC Engineering
Meeting attendance requires an invitation
5 – 6:30 p.m. SAIA Aerial Work Platform Council
   
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2017
7 – 8 a.m. Breakfast served
7 a.m. – 5 p.m. SAIA Information Desk & Registration
8 – 9 a.m. A92.8 Subcommittee Meeting
This is the working meeting of the A92.8 subcommittee - Vehicle-Mounted Bridge Inspection and Maintenance Devices.
8 a.m. – Noon A92.2 Subcommittee Meeting
This meeting is a working meeting of the A92.2 subcommittee - Vehicle-Mounted Rotating and Elevating Work Platforms will be the agenda of this meeting.
8 a.m. – Noon A92.9 Subcommittee Meeting
This meeting is a working meeting of the A92.9 subcommittee - Mast-Climbing Work Platforms will be the agenda of this meeting. 
10 a.m. – Noon A92.7 Subcommittee Meeting 
This is a working meeting of the A92.7 subcommittee - Airline Ground Support Vehicle-Mounted Vertical Lift Devices will be the agenda of this meeting.
Noon – 1 p.m. Lunch served
1 – 4 p.m. A92.24 Subcommittee Meeting
This meeting is a working meeting of the A92.24 subcommittee - Training to operate, inspect and maintain manually propelled, self-propelled and boom supported aerial work platforms and under bridge vehicle mounted inspection work platforms will be the agenda of this meeting. 
1 – 4 p.m. A92.10 Subcommittee Meeting
This is the working meeting of the A92.10 subcommittee - Transport Platforms is the agenda of this meeting. 
4:15 – 6:15 p.m. A92 Subcommittee Chairmen Meeting
This meeting is for the Chairmen of the subcommittees. Attendance to this meeting requires invitation. 
6:30 – 8 p.m. A92 Reception
This is networking opportunity for attendees. 
 
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 25, 2017
7 – 8 a.m. Breakfast served
7 – 8 a.m. SAIA Information Desk & Registration
8 a.m. – Noon A92 Main Committee Meeting
This is the annual meeting of the A92 main committee. This meeting is open to everyone. This is a voting meeting. Non members cannot vote. 
1 – 3 p.m. ISO/TC 214 US Technical Advisory Group (TAG)
Meeting attendance requires an invitation. 
   

Q: What does “ASC” and “A92” stand for?
A: ASC stands for “Accredited Standards Committee” and A92 is the name of the series of standards. “ASC A92 – Aerial Platforms Committee” is the official title of the consensus body that was approved by ANSI for standard development. 

Q: What is the purpose of the A92 consensus body?
A: The consensus body was created to:
“To develop safety guidelines for the design, construction, testing, maintenance, inspection, training, use and operation of elevating and rotating aerial devices, work platforms and vertical devices primarily used to position personnel.”

Q: What’s the makeup of the committee?
A: The goal is to make each committee a balance of interested classes. The classifications are: Consumers/Users, Directly Affected Public, Distributors/Dealers, Experts/Consultants, Government, Industrial/Commercial, Insurance, Labor, Manufacturers, Professional Societies, Regulatory Agencies, Testing Laboratories, Not-for-Profit, and Component Manufacturers.

The Main Committee is made up of company and organizations. Each member assigns a representative, with the option of an alternate representative. Membership on the subcommittees is individual based. Membership on the Main Committee is not contingent with membership on a subcommittee, and vice versa.

Q:  What standards does the SAIA ASC A92 manage and maintain?

A:  A92.2 for Vehicle-Mounted Rotating and Elevating Work Platforms
  A92.3 for Manually Propelled Elevating Work Platforms
  A92.5 for Boom-Supported Elevating Work Platforms
  A92.6 for Self-Propelled Elevating Work Platforms
  A92.7 for Airline Ground Support Vehicle-Mounted Vertical Lift Devices
  A92.8 for Vehicle-Mounted Bridge Inspection and Maintenance Devices
  A92.9 for Mast-Climbing Work Platforms
  A92.10 for Transport Platforms
  A92.20 Design of manually propelled, self-propelled and boom supported aerial work platforms and under bridge vehicle mounted inspection work platforms
  A92.22 Safe Use of manually propelled, self-propelled and boom supported aerial work platforms and under bridge vehicle mounted inspection work platforms
  A92.24 Training to operate, inspect and maintain manually propelled, self-propelled and boom supported aerial work platforms and under bridge vehicle mounted inspection work platforms

 

Q: Why should I attend?
A: 
Behind the scenes, standards make everyday life work. They establish size, shape or capacity of a product, process, or system. They can define terms. And they can specify performance of products or personnel. When you or your employees participate in standards-setting work, your company automatically gets a leg up on emerging issues and obstacles that affect your industry or product line. 

You’ll gain insider knowledge and early access to information that will help you shape your agenda, develop networks, and act on priority areas. Attending the meeting will help you understand that standards and conformance play a strategic role in your company.

Please check out the schedule tab above to view the schedule agenda, register for the SAIA ASC A92 Aerial Platform Annual Meeting or call DeAnna Martin, SAIA A92 Liaison at (816) 595.4831.


Is this your first time attending the ASC A92 Annual Meeting?

First of all, WELCOME! The SAIA and A92 Main Committee applaud you for taking your commitment to the scaffold and access industry to the next level. We look forward to your participation!

What can standards do for my business?
By participating in standards development activities that affect your products and services – and by implementing standards and conformance tools that can help you streamline your processes and trim costs – you can continue to build your company’s market share and boost your bottom line.

Why should my staff spend company time on standards development?
When your employees participate in standards-setting work, your company automatically gets a leg up on emerging issues and obstacles that affect your industry or product line. You’ll gain insider knowledge and early access to information that will help you shape your agenda, develop networks, and act on priority areas. On almost any given day, a standards group or technical committee is meeting and making decisions that could affect your business. Shouldn’t you be involved?

But isn’t it expensive to participate?
In challenging economic times, some companies decide to downsize or even eliminate their standards development efforts. What they don’t realize is that re-starting their internal processes later can be much more expensive and time consuming than maintaining a well-functioning system. The companies who are most successful in their sectors recognize that standards and conformance are business
tools that should be managed right alongside their quality, safety, and environmental policies.

What’s the worst that could happen?
If the U.S. private sector does not step forward to develop a standards and conformance solution to a key national priority, then the U.S. government will meet that need with a regulation. And from a market share point of view, it’s likely that your competitors are actively engaged in standardization. Without your influence and input, your competitors can dictate the way you will be doing business through the content of a standard. Worse yet, they can even include language that effectively standardizes your product off the market.

What should I do?
Make a resource commitment – time, money, and manpower – to the U.S. standardization system. Visit the Standards Boost Business website to show your support and read case studies about how other companies are relying on strategic standardization to get ahead in the global marketplace.

Who comes to the ASC A92 Annual Meeting?
The meeting is open to the public that have interest in the standards activities that establish consensus rules, guidelines or characteristics for activities or their results in the aerial platforms industry.  Consensus (industry) standards are voluntarily used by manufactures, dealers, owners, users and operators of aerial platforms. The purpose of the standards is the prevention of accidents and injuries, as well as, establishing criteria for the manufacturers. The standards also aid the manufacturers, dealers, owners, users and operators of the platforms to understand their various responsibilities. 


 

We have chosen the Sheraton Lake Buena Vista Resort to host the 2017 ASC A92 Annual Meeting!

Sheraton Lake Buena Vista Resort
12205 S. Apopka Vineland Rd.
Orlando, FL 32836
Ph: (407) 239-0444
Toll Free: (800) 423-3297

The SAIA has negotiated a special room rate of $125.00 per night. All reservations must be made directly with the hotel by calling 1.800.423.3297 or through the web link below. Currently, the name of the group is listed as SCAFFOLD & ACCESS INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION (SAIA). It is important to make reservations by Thursday, September 28, 2017, after which Sheraton Lake Buena Vista Resort will release rooms to the general public at higher rates. It is also important to note that the rates quoted above are always subject to room availability, so it's very important to make your reservation just as soon as possible.  

Make your online reservation!
https://www.starwoodmeeting.com/events/start.action?id=1701020625&key=1BFB4A6

 


We understand that there are several outlets to make our hotel reservation. We also understand that these other outlets may offer room rates less than the SAIA negotiated rate. If you find a lower rate, we encourage you to book it! Just let us know that you’ve booked outside our block for us to get the proper credit for you staying at the same hotel.

Why stay at the annual meeting hotel? 
You'll be in the center of annual meeting activity, that's why! You'll be able to network easily with other attendees. 
 
The SAIA staff has taken their role of finding an annual meeting site very seriously. They have looked at a number of locations and evaluated the needs of attendees as well as the need for annual meeting space. Based on a guaranteed percentage of attendees staying in official annual meeting hotels, the hotels provide discounted rates from their normal charges.
 
If the SAIA does not meet the contracted sleeping room commitment, the hotel can charge the association for the missing revenue. Unfilled rooms can cost the association thousands of dollars, which can apply pressure to increase the convention registration fees to offset these costs. We hope you will support SAIA by staying at the official convention hotels. We think you will find the increased networking opportunities, and quality hotel services and amenities to be worth it!



Questions about the A92 Meeting that come up from time to time:

 

What does my registration fee cover?
Daily registration fees cover only the day purchased.  This includes breakfast and lunch.


Why must I wear those nametags? Everyone knows my name.
New faces attend the ASC A92 Annual Meeting each year, and some people aren’t too great with remembering names. Besides, sometimes the SAIA staff forgets names too. Also, only registered individuals many attend the functions, so nametags are the best way to monitor attendees.

To make things easier for everyone, we ask that you wear your nametag at all times while attending the ASC A92 functions.


What should I wear to the meetings?
We want you to be comfortable while you work and learn much throughout the day, and while you relax at night. For that reason, the ASC A92 Annual Meeting functions are business casual.


How do I register?
Complete the online registration form https://www.my-registration.com/registration/index.asp?EID=7215284409


Can I register now, but pay later?
We will not process any registrations without payment. However, we will hold your registration until we receive payment. But, we will need your payment before we hand you your badge.

For your convenience, we’ll accept your money in two ways – credit card (all major cards) and check. If you must send cash, let us know. We’ll work something out with you.


Something came up and now I’m unable to attend. What can I do?
We understand that life happens. All cancellations must be made in writing and can be mailed, faxed or emailed to SAIA headquarters. Any cancellations received on or before October 3, 2016, will be honored, but will result in a $50 per person processing charge.

Unfortunately, we cannot offer refunds for cancellations received after October 3, 2016. We apologize in advance for any inconvenience. 


Can I bring my wife, husband, significant other, friend, or children?
You can bring them all! 


What is the weather like in Orlando?
This is one of the best times of the year to visit as the weather is still warm but it’s much less humid than in the tropical summer months. According to the weather experts, the average temperatures for Orlando in October are highs in the high 80’s; and the lows are in the 60's.


This meeting takes place on Wednesday, October 25 from 8 a.m. – Noon.  This session is required as a Main Committee member of the ASC A92.

Members look for an agenda 30 days before the meeting. Member voting will be required at this meeting.


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