While the global outlook for heavy construction is expected to reach $180.66 billion by 2021 , a growth rate of 7%, here at home there are key regulatory changes that you must be aware of to capitalize on any of this industry expansion.
First, are the new CARB regulations for small fleets. By March 2018 all fleets, including small fleets are required to complete their annual reporting requirement and submit a Responsible Official Affirmation of Reporting (ROAR) form. We can help with these forms, but you must sign them. Click here to learn more
Second, are the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and the Canadian Standards Associations (CSA) updated guidelines regarding aerial work platforms across North America. The Canadian standards were published in May and the U.S. standards will be out soon.
According to JLG, the changes that will affect the owners and operators of these machines will be:
• The need to make changes in the areas of training
• Changes to job site safety such as performing site risk assessments for all MEWP operations, including training
• Machine selection to accommodate the new standards
The good news is that your old machines won’t need to be retrofitted to meet the new standards.
Under the new CSA and ANSI standards, aerial work platforms will now be called mobile elevating work platforms (MEWPs), and MEWPs will also be classified differently.
At West Coast Equipment we are on top of these change, and will guide you as to the best way you can stay compliant as these new standards become implemented.
If you have any questions, please call us. Our customer service reps are standing by.