This is the first edition of CAN/CSA-B354.7, Mobile elevating work platforms — Safety principles, inspection, maintenance and operation, which is an adoption, with Canadian deviations, of the identically titled ISO (International Organization for Standardization) Standard 18893 (second edition, 2014-04-15). It replaces the inspections and maintenance and safe operating practices of CAN/CSA-B354.1-04, Portable elevating work platforms; CAN/CSA-B354.2-01, Self-propelled elevating work platforms; and CAN/CSA-B354.4-02, Self-propelled boom-supported elevating work platforms.
At the time of publication, ISO 18893:2016 is available from ISO in English only. CSA Group will publish the French version when it becomes available from ISO.
For brevity, this Standard will be referred to as CAN/CSA-B354.7 throughout.
The Canadian deviations contain revisions and additional guidance to reflect Canadian practices and safety considerations.
Note: It is recommended by the CSA Technical Committee that the requirements of this Standard be implemented within 12 months after the date of publication of this Standard.
CSA gratefully acknowledges that the development of this Standard was made possible, in part, by the financial support of Canadian government departments responsible for occupational health and safety standards.
This Standard was reviewed for Canadian adoption by the CSA Technical Committee on Elevating Work Platforms, under the jurisdiction of the CSA Strategic Steering Committee on Occupational Health and Safety, and has been formally approved by the Technical Committee.
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 International Standard applies to all mobile elevating work platforms (MEWPs) that are intended to position persons, tools and materials and which, as a minimum, consists of a work platform with controls, an extending structure and a chassis.
The technical safety requirements of this International Standard apply except where national or local regulations are more stringent.
For related information, see ISO 16368.
This International Standard applies to MEWPs to achieve the following objectives:
a) prevention of personal injuries, property damage, and accidents;
b) establishment of criteria for inspection, maintenance, and operation.
1DV.1 Modify Clause 1 by replacing the title with Scope, purpose, and application.
1DV.2 Modify Clause 1 by adding the following:
Within this Standard, where ISO 16368 is referenced, CAN/CSA-B354.6 will be considered to meet the intent of ISO 16368.
Within this Standard, where ISO 18878 is referenced, CAN/CSA-B354.8 will be considered to meet the intent of ISO 18878.
1.1DV Add the following subclause to Clause 1:
MEWP classifications are made up of a MEWP group (platform location in reference to tipping line) with an associated MEWP type (reference to travelling).
NOTE See definitions for groups and types.
CAN/CSA-B354.8 contains requirements for MEWP training. Both the group and the type of equipment for which training has been provided should be identified. See the figures in Annex BDV of this Standard.
1.2DV Add the following subclause to Clause 1:
The purpose of this Standard is to specify the requirements for performance, inspection, training, maintenance, repair, and safe operation of mobile elevated work platform (MEWPs) to achieve the following objectives:
a) prevent personal injuries, property damage, and accidents;
b) establish criteria for inspection, maintenance, and operation;
c) help manufacturers, dealers, owners, users, operators, occupants, lessors, lessees, brokers, and engineers understand their respective responsibilities;
d) establish a process for reviews to verify compliance with this Standard; and
e) provide a guide for governmental authorities desiring to formulate safety rules and regulations.
1.3DV Add the following subclause to Clause 1:
All provisions of this Standard apply to both new and existing units.
1.4DV Add the following subclause to Clause 1:
Terminology for Canadian deviations
In this Standard, shall is used to express a requirement, i.e., a provision that the user is obliged to satisfy in order to comply with the standard; should is used to express a recommendation or that which is advised but not required; and may is used to express an option or that which is permissible within the limits of the standard.
Notes accompanying clauses do not include requirements or alternative requirements; the purpose of a note accompanying a clause is to separate from the text explanatory or informative material.
Notes to tables and figures are considered part of the table or figure and may be written as requirements.
Annexes are designated normative (mandatory) or informative (non-mandatory) to define their application.