In August of this year AS1418.19:2007 Cranes, hoists and winches – Telescopic handlers was superseded by a modified version of ISO10896.1:2019. AS10896.1:2019 Rough-terrain trucks – Safety requirements and verification Part 1: Variable-reach trucks (ISO10896.1:2012, Modified) is the new Australian Standard for Telescopic handlers.
The replacement of a specific Australian Standard with a modified International standard is more than just a trend these days. This is now commonplace and I believe a positive thing for many reasons not the least of which is that it makes it easier for manufacturers, suppliers and machine users to have one set of requirements to manage.
There are a lot of additional requirements included in this new Australian Standard. The details of these can be found in the table below.
Apart from the additions outlined in the table below, there are two noteworthy changes. These are –
1. Currently each standard in the AS 1418 series has a corresponding standard in the AS 2550 standard series that outlines the requirements for safe use, inspection and maintenance of the machines covered by each of the AS 1418 standards. In each of the AS 1418 standards there is a reference to the corresponding AS 2550 standards. The new standard however does not contain any reference to AS 2550.19:2007 Cranes, hoists and winches – Safe use – Telescopic handlers.
AS 2550.19:2007 is still a current standard and as such the requirements contained in the standard will continue to appear in Plant Assessor where required.
2. This standard does not cover slewing telescopic handlers, only articulated and rigid telescopic handlers.
a. Slewing trucks, lorry-mounted trucks, freely swinging loads and straight-masted trucks are to form the subjects of future parts 2, 3, 4 and 5.
b. Additional requirements for trucks intended for freely swinging load applications, their lifting devices and attachments are being developed by ISO/TC 110/SC4.
c. Design specifications for trucks fitted with personnel/work platforms, designed to move persons to elevated working positions, are set out in AS/NZS 1418.10 (Cranes Hoists and Winches – Mobile elevating work platforms)
Plant Assessor will continue to apply the requirements of AS1418.19 until the new ISO & Australian Standards are released.
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