The ASC A11 Committee develops standards relating to scaffolding, suspended scaffolding, shoring and forming products, and related components and accessories. These standards focus more on design, manufacturing, and performance testing as opposed to safety and use. The Main Committee votes on all applications (main committee and subcommittee) during the ASC A11 Annual Meeting. Therefore, applications for membership must be submitted to the A11 Secretariat no later than 30 days before the ASC A11 Annual Meeting.
Members of the Main Committee are represented on an organizational level and are allowed one main representative and one alternative representative..
Applications for membership on the ASC A11 Main Committee are considered annually and must be submitted to the A11 Secretariat no later than 30 days prior to the ASC A92 Annual Meeting.
Subcommittee Membership. A subcommittee is formed to expedite the work of the consensus body as outlined in its scope and duties. Some of these responsibilities include drafting all or portions of a standard, drafting responses for comments, and other advisory functions.
Members on a subcommittee are represented as individuals.
If you apply to a subcommittee, the subcommittee chair passes your application along to the Main Committee chair, who checks that the interest classification remains in balance.
As a subcommittee member, you are expected to attend meetings; contribute your ideas and feedback; occasionally accept assignments, such as drafting language for a particular section; and vote on changes to standards.
The current A11 Subcommittee's are as follows:
A11.1 - Standards for Testing and Rating Scaffold Assemblies and Components
A11.2 - Standards for Testing & Rating Shoring Equipment
A11.3 - Standard Requirements and Test Methods for Testing and Rating Portable Rigging Devices for Suspended Scaffolds
A11.4 - Standard Requirements for Testing and Rating Multiple Point Suspended Scaffold Platforms
A11.5 - Standards for Testing and Rating Vertical Concrete Formwork, Ties, and Accessories
A11.6 - Standards for Testing and Rating Manufactured Scaffold Planks and Decks
WHAT ARE MY RESPONSIBILITIES AS A MEMBER OF A SUBCOMMITTEE?
You will be expected to attend meetings, contribute your ideas and feedback, occasionally accept assignments such as drafting language for a particular section, and vote on changes to the standard.
HOW IS THE GROUP ORGANIZED?
The ASC A11 Main Committee is the consensus body approved through ANSI. The main committee reports to ANSI through its Secretariat, SAIA. In addition, the main committee oversees each subcommittee to develop, revise, maintain, and address issues related to a specific standard. Each subcommittee reports to the ASC A11 Main Committee.
WHO OR WHAT MAKES UP THE COMMITTEE?
The goal is to make each committee a balance of interested classes. The classifications are Producers, Users, and General Interest. The main committee is made up of organizations. The individuals on the main committee represent their organizations. The subcommittees are individuals who represent themselves.
HOW AM I SELECTED AND APPROVED?
Once an application is received, the secretariat passes your application along to the main committee chair, who checks interest classifications to assure the committee remains in balance. The main committee votes on all applications during the annual meeting. The process is the same for subcommittees.
WHEN AND WHERE ARE THE MEETINGS?
The ASC A11 Main Committee meets annually with coinciding subcommittee meetings. Subcommittees may call meetings at other times throughout the year.