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This is the second edition of CSA Standard B354.2, Self-Propelled Elevating Work Platforms. It supersedes the previous edition, published in 1982. This Standard also supersedes the previous edition of CSA Standard B354.3, Self-Propelled Elevating Work Platforms for Use as Off-Slab Units, published in 1982, as this Standard covers self-propelled elevating work platforms for use on paved/slab surfaces as well as for use as Off-Slab units.
The purpose of this Standard is to provide criteria for the design, manufacture, remanufacture, rebuild/recondition, testing, performance, inspection, training, maintenance, and safe operation of self-propelled elevating work platforms.
This Standard has been developed in compliance with Standards Council of Canada requirements for National Standards of Canada. It has been published as a National Standard of Canada by CSA Group.
This Standard applies to self-propelled integral chassis elevated work platforms that have a platform that cannot be positioned completely beyond the base and that are used to position personnel, along with their necessary tools and materials, at work locations. Self-propelled elevating work platforms (aerial platforms) are power operated with primary functions, including drive, controlled from the platform.
This Standard also applies to aerial platforms designed for use on both on-slab and off-slab applications.
This Standard specifies the minimum requirements for the establishment of criteria for the design, manufacture, remanufacture, rebuild/recondition, testing, performance, inspection, training, maintenance, and safe operation of self-propelled elevating work platforms to achieve the following
(a) prevention of personal injuries and accidents;
(b) uniformity in ratings; and
(c) understanding by manufacturers, dealers, installers, maintenance personnel, operators, owners, and users of their respective responsibilities.
Self–propelled elevating work 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 self-propelled elevating work 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 service of this type of equipment.
The design and manufacturing requirements of this Standard apply to those aerial platforms manufactured after the date of this Standard.
1.4 Equipment not Covered
This Standard does not apply to
(a) vehicle-mounted aerial devices such as those covered by CSA Standard C225;
(b) non-self-propelled elevating rolling work platforms covered in CSA Standard CAN3-B354.1;
(c) boom-type elevating work platforms covered in CSA Standard CAN3-B354.4;
(d) mast-climbing equipment such as those covered in ANSI Standard A92.9;
(e) construction hoists used to raise and lower materials and personnel to different elevations as covered in CSA Standards CAN/CSA-Z256 and CAN/CSA-Z185;
(f) mobile cranes such as those covered in CSA Standard Z150;
(g) vehicle-mounted vertical lift devices such as those covered in ANSI/SIA A92.7;
(h) vehicle-mounted bridge inspection and maintenance devices as covered in ANSI/SIA A92.8;
(i) permanently installed (nonmobile) elevating lifts used to transport personnel between different elevations; and
(j) fire-fighting equipment.
In this Standard, shall indicates a mandatory requirement; should indicates a recommendation or that which is advised but not mandatory; and may indicates an advisory or optional statement. Notes accompanying clauses do not include mandatory or alternative requirements; the purpose of a note accompanying a clause is to separate from the text explanatory or informative material that is not properly a part of the Standard.
This Standard is written in SI (metric) units. The values given in parentheses are for information only.