Re-Mounting an Aerial Device onto a Vehicle Chassis

IPAF Re-Mounted Boom
Added 1 Jan 2018
Last updated 1 Jan 2018

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
    and standards
  • Inspection of unit before first use by a competent
    service technician
  • 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.

CAUTION - FAILURE TO MOUNT / RE-MOUNT AN AERIAL DEVICE CORRECTLY CAN AND HAS LED TO SERIOUS ACCIDENTS WORLDWIDE