Self-propelled boom-supported elevating work platforms
|Publication Date:||1 March 2002|
This Standard applies to self-propelled boom-supported integral chassis elevated work platforms that have a platform capable of being positioned completely beyond the base and that are used to position personnel, along with their necessary tools and materials, at work locations. Self-propelled boom-supported elevating work platforms (aerial platforms) are power-operated with primary functions, including drive control from the platform. For the purpose of this Standard, self-propelled boom-supported elevating work platforms will be referred to as aerial platforms.
The purpose of this Standard is to specify the minimum
requirements for design, manufacture, remanufacture,
(a) the prevention of personal injuries and accidents;
(b) a uniformity in ratings; and
(c) an understanding by manufacturers, dealers, installers, maintenance personnel, operators, owners, and users of their respective responsibilities.
Aerial platforms are generally intended for use over level surfaces. Normally they are not insulated for use near electrically energized circuits, nor are they intended to be used in hazardous locations. For any aerial platforms intended for use around electrically energized circuits, see CSA Standard C225.
The operation of any aerial platform is subject to certain hazards that can only be protected against by having competent, careful personnel trained in the intended use, safe operation, maintenance, and servicing of this type of equipment.