Skyjack has released a white paper detailing the major changes to the new aerial equipment standards in North America.

“The new ANSI design standard will bring North American machines in line with equipment currently in the European market, closing off most global variances,” said Barry Greenaway, senior product manager, Skyjack. “The white paper details the changes so rental companies and operators can prepare in advance and gain the insights needed.”

The American National Standards Institute is expected to release the new standard in the third quarter of 2017. In the white paper, Greenaway highlights the following information and major changes:

  • Current and future standards;
  • Familiarization and training;
  • Availability of machines designed under old and new standards;
  • Active load-sensing system;
  • Impacts of new wind force requirements;
  • Impacts of new stability and calculation tests;
  • New railing heights and platform entrances.

The white paper is available for download at Skyjack’s website: Skyjack.com/ANSI-whitepaper.

The ANSI standards dictate stability, testing and safety requirements to access equipment manufacturers to ensure the marketplace receives and uses certified machines. The ANSI standards are similar to Canadian CSA standards, allowing for a consistency of approach, equipment and training throughout the Americas.