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, maintenance personnel, operators, owners, and users of their respective responsibilities.
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 Items (a) to (d).
The vehicle can be a truck, trailer, or all-terrain vehicle.
Equipment not covered
This Standard does not apply to the following equipment:
(a) portable elevating aerial platforms, which are covered in CAN/CSA-B354.1;
(b) self-propelled elevating aerial platforms having a platform that cannot be positioned completely beyond the base, which are covered in CAN/CSA-B354.2;
(c) self-propelled elevating aerial platforms having a platform that can be positioned completely beyond the base, which are covered in CAN/CSA-B354.4;
(d) vehicle-mounted vertical lift devices for airline ground support, which are covered in ANSI/SIA A92.7;
(e) vehicle-mounted bridge inspection and maintenance devices, which are covered in ANSI/SIA A92.8;
(f) mast-climbing work platforms, which are covered in CAN/CSA-B354.5;
(g) mobile cranes, which are covered in CAN/CSA-Z150;
(h) suspended elevating platforms, which are covered in CSA Z271;
(i) fire-fighting equipment, which is covered in NFPA 1901;
(j) construction and demolition operation digger derricks, which are covered in ANSI/ASSE A10.31;
(k) powered crane tip-mounted personnel-carrying attachments; and
(l) personnel platforms attached to the crane boom or suspended by hooks.
Note: Where the above Standards refer to ANSI/SIA A92.2, this Standard should be referred to.
The requirements of Clause 4 and those in Clauses 5 and 6 relating to manufacturers apply to those aerial devices manufactured 6 months after the date of publication of this Standard. All other provisions of this Standard apply to both new and existing aerial platforms and become effective at the time of publication of this Standard.
In CSA standards, "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 (nonmandatory) to define their application.
The values given in SI units are the units of record for the purposes of this Standard. The values given in parentheses are for information and comparison only.