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.

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.

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