American National Standards Institutes standards: ANSI/SIA A, ANSI/ SIA A,. ANSI/SIA A, ANSI/SIA A Additional Information. OSHA has a . 11 Sep ANSI/SAI A, Self Propelled Elevating Work Platforms. Manually Propelled Elevating Aerial Platforms (ANSI/SIA. ANSI/SIA Standards: ANSI/SIA A Boom-Supported Elevating Work Platforms ANSI/SIA A Self-Propelled Elevating Work Platform (Includes Scissor type.
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Examples of AWPs include boom lifts including vehicle mountedpower towers, cherry or stock pickers, and bucket trucks.
Fall protection is an important issue andi those who use aerial work platforms AWPs. However, this system prevents freedom of movement for the worker.
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The guardrail provides fall protection—additional personal fall protection equipment is not required unless any component of the guardrail is not in place.
This standard is also available to be included in Standards Subscriptions. There are four general classes of AWPs:. As the voice of the U. AWPs are manual or powered equipment used to provide access for people or equipment at elevations above the ground.
Need more than one copy? Fall protection would be required if the guardrail does not meet OSHA specifications or if the worker leaves the safety of the work platform, typically leaning over the railing and placing their center of balance beyond the guardrail.
This document addresses the unique fall protection requirements for AWPs. Readers with specific questions should refer to the applicable standards or consult with an attorney.
Learn how to prevent suspension trauma while waiting for rescue…. The issue facing users is determining the appropriate fall protection system or systems to use. The information contained in this publication is intended for general information purposes only and is based on information available as of the initial date of publication.
For fall distances greater than two feet, a full body harness must be used as part of a fall arrest system. Add to Alert PDF. Please first verify your email before subscribing to alerts. This standard is also available in these packages:. The following type of fall protection equipment can be used for fall arrest on an AWP: They are designed to provide freedom of movement for the worker. Please first log in with a verified email before subscribing to alerts.
Aerial Work Platform Compliance Standards for Fall Protection – Grainger Safety Record
Can the AWP guardrails be used as an anchorage point? No representation is made that the information or references are complete or remain current. Standards Subscriptions from ANSI provides a money-saving, multi-user solution for accessing standards.
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Yes, as long as the body belt is used as part of a restraint system and the worker cannot fall more than two feet [ 29 CFR ANSI develops recommendations in the form of guidelines, standards and best practices for industries. The guardrail provides fall protection— additional personal fall protection equipment is not required unless any component of the guardrail is not in place. Can I use a body belt on an aerial work platform? Want to make a difference in your company?
There are several fall clearance calculators that can be used to determine the safe fall distance. Personal fall protection equipment may be required based on platform area and additional considerations. People Facilities Insights Shop Safety. You may delete a document from your Alert Profile at any time.
If the document is annsi or amended, you will be notified by email. The fall arrest system referred to in the question included a 6-foot lanyard with shock absorber and full-body harness. Subscription pricing is determined by: The specific question was: OSHA is the federal regulatory agency enforcing compliance.
Proceed to Checkout Continue Shopping. The selected self-retracted lifeline must be one that the manufacturer has approved for use with the specific AWP equipment. Personal fall anso systems must be rigged so that an employee cannot free fall more than six feet or allow the worker to come in contact with a lower surface.
This publication is not a substitute for review of the current applicable government regulations and standards specific to your location and business activity, and should not be construed as legal advice or opinion. When working at heights, dropped tools can pose significant safety…. Already Subscribed to this document. Some self-retracting lifelines are not designed to have the anchorage point below the connection point on the wearer.