We wanted to make you aware of some recent changes to the ANSI A92 Suite of Standards that impact anyone operating in the underbridge access equipment category (2b). Type 2, Group B denotes a mobile elevating work platform (MEWP) that can be operated from the chassis while the platform is extended, such as snooper trucks and work platforms.
ANSI A92.22-2018-Safe Use, and ANSI A92.24-2018-Training requirements for the use, operation, inspection, testing and maintenance of MEWPs, require manufacturers, dealers, owners, users, supervisors, operators, occupants, lessors, lessees, and brokers to read and understand the ANSI/SAIA Manual of Responsibilities (MOR A92.22 – A92.24) and each entity responsibilities before use or operation of MEWP underbridge access equipment Type (2), Group B. The new ANSI A92 Suite of Standards will become effective December 10th, 2019.
AMP Sales & Services, LLC, an IPAF-approved training center, is certified to train all of your underbridge access equipment operators. We have a great facility and a training course that is fully compliant with the new ANSI A92.24-2018 training requirements. All active IPAF training centers are subject to quality audits and expected to meet stringent quality procedures. This ensures that training is delivered to high standards on a consistent basis throughout the world.
Upon passing the written test and hands-on course, not only will your Underbridge Access Operators comply with the new ANSI A92 Suite of Standards, but they will also earn their PAL (Powered Access License) CARD. The PAL Card is valid for five years, and it shows the date on which the cardholder was assessed and the expiry date by which re-training would be needed. It also shows the types of equipment that the cardholder has been trained to operate. It has security features including a holographic logo and the card holder’s photograph and signature to prevent misuse.