Vehicle-Mounted Aerial Devices
1.1.1 Equipment Covered
This Standard applies to the following types of vehicle-mounted aerial devices:
(a) extensible boom aerial device;
(b) aerial ladder;
(c) articulating boom aerial device;
(d) vertical tower; and
(e) a combination of any of the above.
The vehicle may be a truck, trailer, or all-terrain vehicle.
1.1.2 Equipment Not Covered
This Standard does not apply to the equipment listed below:
(a) non-self-propelled elevating aerial platforms, such as those covered in CSa
(b) self-propelled elevating aerial platforms having a platform that can be
positioned completely beyond the base, such as those covered in CSA Standards
CAN3-B354.2 and CAN3-B354.3;
(c) self-propelled elevating aerial platforms having a platform that can be
positioned completely beyond the base, such as those covered in CSA Standard
(d) vehicle-mounted vertical lift devices, such as those covered in ANSI/SIa
(e) vehicle-mounted bridge inspection and maintenance devices, such as those
covered in ANSI/SIA Standard A92.8;
(f) mast-climbing work platforms, such as those covered in ANSI/SIA Standard
(g) mobile cranes, such as those covered in CSA Standard Z150;
(h) equipment such as that covered in CSA Standard CAN/CSA-Z271;
(i) fire-fighting equipment such as that covered in ANSI/NFPA Standard 1901;
(j) construction and demolition operation digger derricks such as those covered
in ANSI Standard A10.31;
(k) powered crane tip mounted personnel-carrying attachments; and
(l) personnel platforms attached to the crane boom or suspended by hooks.
The purpose of this Standard is to establish criteria for the design,
manufacture, testing, inspection, installation, maintenance, use, and operation
of vehicle-mounted aerial devices installed on a chassis, primarily used to
position personnel, and for the training of operators for that equipment, to
achieve the following objectives:
(a) prevention of personal injuries and accidents;
(b) uniformity in ratings; and
(c) understanding by manufacturers, dealers, installers, mainenance personnel,
operators, owners, and users of their respective responsibilities.
The design and manufacturing requirements of this Standard apply to those
aerial devices manufactured after the date of publication of this Standard.
1.4 Mandatory Language
In this Standard, "shall" indicates a mandatory requirements; "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 requirements of the Standard.
Notes to tables and figures are considered part of the table or figure and may
be written as mandatory requirements. Legends to equations and figures are
considered to be mandatory requirements.
1.5 Dual Dimensions
The values given in SI (metric) units are the standard. The values given in
parentheses are for information only.