Training Requirements for the Use, Operation, Inspection, Testing and Maintenance of Mobile Elevating Work Platforms (MEWPs)
|Publication Date:||20 December 2018|
This standard provides methods and guidelines to prepare MEWP training materials, defines administrative criteria, and delivers elements required for proper training and familiarization.
It applies to all types and sizes of MEWPs as specified in ANSI/SAIA A92.20 (design, calculations, safety requirements and test methods) that are intended to position personnel, along with their necessary tools and materials, at work locations.
Effective Date. This standard is effective December 2019.
MEWP classifications are made up of a MEWP Group (platform location in reference to tipping line) with an associated MEWP Type (reference to traveling).
NOTE See definitions for Group and Type.
⎯ Training will be required for different MEWP classifications and each classification shall identify both the group and type of the MEWP for which training is provided.
NOTE See Appendix F for typical examples of MEWPs covered by each classification.
This American National Standard is not applicable to:
a) permanently installed personnel-lifting appliances serving defined levels,
b) fire-fighting and fire rescue appliances,
c) unguided work cages suspended from lifting appliances,
d) elevating operator position on rail-dependent storage and retrieval equipment,
e) tail lifts,
f) mast-climbing work platforms (see ANSI/SAIA A92.9),
g) fairground equipment,
h) lifting tables with a lifting height of less than 2 m (6.56 ft.),
i) builders' hoists for persons and materials, j) aircraft ground-support equipment (see ANSI/ SAIA A92.7),
k) digger derricks,
l) industrial trucks with elevating operator positions,
m) insulated aerial devices for use in live work on electrical installations, and
n) vehicle-mounted elevating and rotating aerial devices (see ANSI/SAIA A92.2).
This Standard and all local, state and federal regulations shall be complied with when using, inspecting, maintaining or operating MEWPs.
The purpose of this standard is to achieve the following objectives:
a) prevention of personal injuries and accidents;
b) thorough and consistent training;
c) understanding of training and familiarization requirements; and
d) understanding by manufacturers, dealers, owners, users, supervisors, operators, occupants, lessors, lessees, and brokers of their respective responsibilities.