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Update #2 was published as notification that this is now a National Standard of Canada.

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1. Scope

1.1 This Standard applies to selfintegral 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. Selfelevating 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.

1.2 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 selfelevating work platforms 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. 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 selfelevating 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.

1.3 Application 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-selfelevating rolling work platforms covered in CSA Standard CAN3 (c) boomelevating work platforms covered in CSA Standard CAN3 (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) vehiclevertical lift devices such as those covered in ANSI/SIA A92.7; (h) vehiclebridge 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.

1.5 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.

1.6 This Standard is written in SI (metric) units. The values given in parentheses are for information only.