Mobile elevated work platforms (MEWPs), such as boom and scissor lifts, are powerful, durable and useful machines that help workers perform a wide range of tasks at height. Training operators and other workers on the safe use of these machines is crucial to decrease the risk of injuries, property damage and liability on the worksite.
As equipment in the access industry continues to evolve, so too must the safety standards the industry relies upon. It’s imperative for machine owners and operators to understand these safety standards, stay abreast of any upcoming modifications and prepare themselves accordingly. The new ANSI A92 standard for the access and lift equipment industry addresses new issues, simplifies the MEWP classification terminology and promotes safety and education.