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9/10/2015 - SAIA Announces New ANSI Accreditation

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact:  Laurie Weber, Executive Director

Scaffold & Access Industry Association

laurie@saiaonline.org 816.595.4860

SAIA Announces New American National Standard Institute (ANSI) Accreditation

Kansas City, Mo., September 8, 2015 

ANSI approved the Scaffold & Access Industry Association (SAIA) as an Accredited Standards Developer (ASD) for the Accredited Standards Committee (ASC) A11 Committee - Design, Manufacturing and Performance Testing related to Scaffolding, Shoring and Forming Products and Related Components and Accessories.

Formerly developed by the Scaffold, Shoring and Forming Institute (SSFI), the SAIA is responsible for adhering to the policies and procedures outlined in the ANSI Essential Requirements, which govern the consensus development process. 

The ASC A11 will manage and maintain the following standards:

  • A11.SC100 - Standards for Testing and Rating Scaffold Assemblies and Components
  • A11.SH300 - Standards for Testing and Rating Shoring Equipment
  • A11.SPS1.1 - Standard Requirements and Test Methods for Testing and Rating Portable Rigging Devices for  Suspended Scaffold
  • A11.SPS2.1 - Standard Requirements for Testing and Rating Multiple Point Suspended Scaffold Platforms with Hinged Connections
  • A11.SPS3.1 - Standard Requirements for Testing of Corner Sections Used with Suspended Platforms
  • A11.F400 - Standards for Testing and Rating Vertical Concrete Formwork, Ties, and Accessories
  • A11.P500 - Standards for Testing and Rating Manufactured Scaffold Planks and Decks

 

Membership for the ASC A11 Main Committee and seven subcommittees is currently open. You can download the membership application here. Registration for the November 11 -12, 2015 ASC A11 Annual Meeting will be available soon. 

 

To learn more about ASC A11, please contact DeAnna Martin, Associate Director, at 816.595.4860 or deanna@saiaonline.org.

 

Scaffold & Access Industry Association (SAIA) (saiaonline.org) is a non-profit trade 501(c)(6) association committed to raising the standards of professionalism within the scaffold and access industry. The SAIA represents all facets of the scaffold and access industry through various councils that include, aerial work platform, construction hoist, fall protection equipment, international, industrial, mast climbing, plank and platform, supported scaffold, suspended scaffold and shoring projects. Through its various programs, the SAIA promotes safety, training and a highly professional, responsible image of the scaffold and access professional. The SAIA delivers hundreds of safety training programs a year at various locations throughout the world. These programs cover all aspects of scaffold and access safety and equipment use. The SAIA is also the secretariat for the American National Standard, SAIA ASC A92 standards and ASC A11 standards.

 

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