ASC A92 Secretariat
For more than 35 years, the SAIA has been developing safety guides for the aerial platform industry. The SAIA serves as the Secretariat for the A92 series of standards and is responsible for adhering to the policies and procedures outlined in the ANSI Essential Requirements, which govern the consensus development process.
Standards Managed and Maintained by the ASC A92 include:
- ANSI/SAIA A92.2-2021 for Vehicle-Mounted Rotating and Elevating Work Platforms
ANSI/SAIA A92.7-2014 for Airline Ground Support Vehicle-Mounted Vertical Lift Devices
ANSI/SAIA A92.9-2023 for Mast-Climbing Work Platforms
- ANSI/SAIA A92.10-2023 for Transport Platforms
- ANSI/SAIA A92.20-2021: Design, Calculations, Safety Requirements and Test Methods for Mobile Elevating Work Platforms (MEWPs)
- ANSI/SAIA A92.22-2021: Safe Use of Mobile Elevating Work Platforms (MEWPs)
- ANSI/SAIA A92.24-2018: Training Requirements for the Use, Operation, Inspection, Testing and Maintenance of Mobile Elevating Work Platforms (MEWPs)
***The suite of standards, which incorporate performance criteria rather than product-specific, replaced the standards listed below that were administratively withdrawn from ANSI on June 1, 2020.***
- ANSI/SAIA A92.3-2006 (R2014) for Manually Propelled Elevating Aerial Platforms
ANSI/SAIA A92.5-2006 (R2014) for Boom-Supported Elevating Work Platforms
ANSI/SAIA A92.6-2006 (R2014) for Self-Propelled Elevating Work Platforms
ANSI/SAIA A92.8-2006 (R2011) for Vehicle-Mounted Bridge Inspection and Maintenance Devices
The ANSI/SAIA A92.20-2020 and ANSI/SAIA A92.22-2020 contain revisions to eliminate Commercial Term Violations. Further clarification on the revisions can be found here https://www.saiaonline.org/files/SAIA Response to ANSI BSR.pdf
ARE YOU CONFORMING?
Standardization and conformity assessment activities lead to lower costs by reducing redundancy, minimizing errors, and reducing time to the market. Demonstrating compliance with standards helps your products, services, and personnel to cross borders. Standards also make cross-border interoperability possible, ensuring that products manufactured in one country can be sold and used in another.
Your business can reduce the economic risk of research and development activities by participating in standardization. You can lower overall research and development costs by relying on previously standardized technologies and terminologies.
The best advice: know the standard that affects the aerial platform equipment you are manufacturing, renting, selling, owning, or using. The A92 series of standards outline your responsibilities.