As summer approaches we see more and more aerial lifts [scissor lifts] out on job sites. I thought this might be a good time to bring up ANSI standard A92.3-2006 for aerial work platforms as it relates to safety inspections.
Besides having your operators trained in how to use the equipment to avoid the dangers on the job site, you should be of course paying close attention to the condition of your equipment. Beyond repairs ANSI requires a sequence of inspections to be performed. Inspections are required every 150 hours of use, or every ninety days whichever comes first, and an annual inspection is required as well.
The annual inspection per ANSI needs to be done by an individual qualified as a technician on the particular type of equipment, or one designed similarly to it. In short a factory trained mechanic.
As an authorized dealer for JLG and Aichi Aerial Equipment, we have those factory trained technicians ready to get you up to standards with your inspections. Contact us soon and we’ll be happy to go over your needs, and fit you to an inspection solution that will insure your equipment is operating safely.
Operators need training, Toyota-Lift of Minnesota does that too.