Lift Manufacturers Announce the Release of ANSI MH29.1:2012-Industrial Scissor Lifts Safety Requirements

ANSI MH29.1:2012 adopted into the International Building Code

Monday, February 18, 2013

The Lift Manufacturers Product Section (LMPS) Industry Group of the MHI has released an update of ANSI 29.1 titled ANSI MH29.1:2012-Industrial Scissor Lifts Safety Requirements. This standard was developed to provide a comprehensive safety standard and establish a minimum design and performance criteria to ensure the safe application and utilization of industrial scissors lifts.

ANSI MH29.1 is intended to serve as a guide for designers, manufacturers, sellers, installers, equipment specifiers, owners, users and governing bodies of industrial scissors lifts. The new revision of MH29.1:2012 also makes changes and additions to definitions contained in the standard. These changes provide further delineation between Industrial Scissor Lifts and aerial type lifts. Overlap and confusion in the standards has now been rectified.

With this release this Industrial Lift Standard is in conformance with 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 now comes with a complimentary copy of the Safety Label Brochure for Industrial Scissors Lifts and can be ordered at for $30. Click here to order.

LMPS is made up of industrial lift manufacturers who join together to champion industry best practices, standards, information, and equipment that lifts, rotates, tilts, and otherwise positions materials. Members of LMPS are: Advance Lift, Autoquip Corporation, Bishamon, 4Front, Pentalift, Southworth.

MHI is an international trade association that has represented this industry since 1945. MHI members include material handling equipment and systems manufacturers, integrators, consultants, publishers, and third party logistics providers. Member companies come from all areas of material handling and various parts of the world. Much of the work of the industry is done within MHI's Industry Groups. The association also sponsors trade events, such as ProMat and MODEX to showcase the products and services of its member companies and to educate industry professionals on the productivity solutions provided through material handling and logistics. More information on MHI can be found on-line at

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