ANSI and The Scaffold & Access Industry Association. The SAIA is an ANSI-Accredited Standards Development Organization in the United States. Standards play an important role in everyday life. A standard is a document that provides requirements, specifications, guidelines, or characteristics that can be used consistently to ensure that materials, products, processes, and services are fit for their purpose. ANSI facilitates the development of American National Standards (ANS) by accrediting the procedures of standards developing organizations (SDOs) and approving their documents as American National Standards (ANS)
Standards Development Committees. As a Secretariat, SAIA administers the ANSI standards process through consensus bodies (committees) that develop and maintain voluntary national consensus standards for the scaffold and access industry. Ensuring that the process for revision and creation of standards is timely and in accordance with the ANSI Essential Requirements, and publishes the final product of the consensus process.
Developing consensus standards in the United States. All committee work is done on a voluntary basis. Participation on committees and subcommittees is open to all parties who are directly and materially interested. The SAIA Standards Committees are responsible for the creation, revision, and withdrawal of standards.
SAIA Standards Committees
ASC A92 Committee develops consensus (industry) standards that are voluntarily used by manufacturers, 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 in understanding their various responsibilities.
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