You have until December 10th, 2019 to comply with the new Mobile Elevating Work Platform (MEWPs) safety and training guidelines. These guidelines affect everyone, including equipment owners, supervisors, operators, and technicians.
The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and the Canadian Standards Association (CSA) create standards that govern the use of aerial work platforms. The last big change to these standards was in 2006.
New standards were published on December 10, 2018. According to these new standards, owners and operators must meet the new ANSI training requirements, which include:
- The ability to self-familiarize yourself with any machine that you have not been specifically certified on by reading the operators manual, doing a walk-around inspection, and understanding the limitations of the equipment.
- Documentation of self-familiarization.
- The ability to provide occupant training.
- Rules, regulations, and standards that apply to MEWPs, including operation, safe use, and training.
- Potential hazards associated with the use of MEWPs and how to protect against them.
- Where manufacturer’s operation manuals should be stored and how they should be used.
We have trainers onsite ready to help you. Please call 951-256-2040 today for an appointment. You can attend training at one of our Corona or Escondido locations.
Other changes in the ANSI guidelines require owners and operators to:
- Give more consideration to machine choice
- Participate in extensive planning to determine machines based on application.
- Perform site risk assessments for MEWP operations, including training.
Please contact us today to learn more about training.