Updated Standard Addresses Confusion between Scissor and Aerial Lifts

Feb. 21, 2013
ANSI MH29.1:2012 establishes minimum design and performance criteria to ensure safe application.

Confusion among users in choosing between industrial scissor lifts and aerial type lifts has been addressed in ANSI MH29.1:2012-Industrial Scissor Lifts Safety Requirements. This updated comprehensive safety standard establishes minimum design and performance criteria to ensure the safe application and utilization of this equipment.

The Lift Manufacturers Product Section (LMPS) Industry Group of the MHI released this update to serve as a guide for designers, manufacturers, sellers, installers, equipment specifiers, owners, users and governing bodies of industrial scissors lifts. The revision also makes changes and additions to definitions contained in the standard so it conforms to International Code Council (ICC) Standards and is recognized by the International Building Code (IBC). The IBC standard is adopted by regulators in almost all 50 states.

Industrial Scissor Lift users who want to meet IBC standards when using lifts are assured that the manufacturers who design, build and recognize MH.29.1:2012 meet these stringent standards.

ANSI MH29.1 comes with a complimentary copy of the Safety Label Brochure for Industrial Scissors Lifts and is available from MHI.