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ANSI Compliance is Mission Critical

The standards that govern the access equipment industry have changed. It’s time to get serious about compliance. Who’s affected? Everyone. Rental companies, equipment owners, supervisors, operators, technicians. So dig in and step up to make sure you’re ready by the deadline.

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Be Ready by June 2020

The countdown is on to stay compliant. Don’t risk safety hazards, lost time, fines and citations. Get up to speed on the new ANSI and CSA standards before the deadline passes.

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  • Why have the ANSI and CSA standards changed?

    The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and the Canadian Standards Association (CSA) create standards that govern the design and use of aerial work platforms across North America. The last big change to these standards took place in 2006, so it was time for an update.

    New ANSI standards for the U.S. were published in December 2018, while new CSA standards for Canada were published in May 2017. Drafted to be similar to international standards, like AS/NZS, CE, GB and ISO, these changes better align North American manufacturers like JLG with the global market.

    The Impact of New Standards

    Dealers, owners and operators need to make changes in the areas of training, job site safety and machine selection to accommodate the new standards and meet the June 2020 deadline.

    Dealers & Rental Companies

    • Update training procedures to support new requirements
    • Offer familiarization to customers any time they rent, lease or buy equipment
    • Train technicians on new machine features
    • Update onboard manuals of responsibilities

    Owners & Operators

    • Meet new ANSI training requirements
    • Give more consideration to machine choice
    • Participate in extensive planning to determine machines based on application
    • Perform site risk assessments for all MEWP operations, including training


    Old machines don’t need to be retrofitted to meet the new standards.

    New Terminology & Classifications

    Under the new CSA and ANSI standards, aerial work platforms (AWPs) are now called mobile elevating work platforms (MEWPs). MEWPs are also now classified differently.

    First, MEWPs are classified into groups.

    Group A: MEWPs with platforms that move vertically but stay inside the tipping lines

    Group B: All other MEWPs, typically boom-type MEWPs where the platform extends past the machine’s chassis

    Under each group, they are then classified into types.

    Type 1: Can only be driven in the stowed position

    Type 2: Can be driven elevated but is controlled from the chassis

    Type 3: Can be driven elevated but is controlled from the work platform

    Want more details? Our Essential Guide to Understanding ANSI & CSA Standard Changes outlines the new standards so you can work more and worry less.

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    Stay Compliant with JLG

    JLG is committed to meeting and exceeding new standards. With a broad range of products and training options available to owners, operators, dealers and rental companies, JLG helps you meet new ANSI and CSA standards. Stay informed and stay ANSI compliant.

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