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The mounting or re-mounting of an aerial device onto a new or different vehicle chassis to the original chassis as sold by the aerial device manufacturer is a specialist job requiring both in-depth engineering knowledge and the technical specifications for the aerial device to be mounted.
When attempted by an installer without the skills, knowledge and ability, there can be a real danger to the users and those nearby. If re-mounting is done without the approval and guidelines from the manufacturer, then the installer or company who re-mounts the aerial device becomes legally responsible as the manufacturer.
The re-mounting of an aerial device will need to be certified as conforming to the required standards (ANSI A92.2 / CSA C225) for the region in which it is intended to be used and to include all requirements specified by the aerial device manufacturer.
ITEMS TO CONSIDER BEFORE RE-MOUNTING:
- Aerial device manufacturer’s specifications
- Vehicle manufacturer’s specifications
- Facilities required for testing of the aerial device
- Regional type approval standard to be met
- Regional vehicle type approval AND testing laws
- Inspection of unit before first use by a competent
- Identification number of the vehicle and of the chassis
- In the case of re-mounting onto the same or an identical
chassis, a certificate of conformity (to the standard) may be required.