The Main Committee of ITSDF has affirmed the following standards. Copies of these standards are available for free upon request, but can only be obtained by your agreement not to charge for subsequent distribution, and by giving your name, company name and email address.
ANSI/ITSDF B56.1 – 2020, Safety Standard for Low Lift and High Lift Trucks EFFECTIVE 3/27/22
This Standard defines the safety requirements relating to the elements of design, operation, and maintenance of low lift and high lift powered industrial trucks controlled by a riding or walking operator, and intended for use on compacted, improved surfaces. NOTE: On January 12, 2021, the Foreword to the Standard was changed to state that the Standard shall become effective 2 years, rather than 1 year, after its respective date of issuance.
ANSI/ITSDF B56.5 – 2019, Safety Standard for Driverless, Automatic Guided Industrial Vehicles and Automated Functions of Manned Industrial Vehicles EFFECTIVE 08/12/20
This Standard defines the safety requirements relating to the elements of design, operation, and maintenance of powered, not mechanically restrained, unmanned automatic guided industrial vehicles and the system of which the vehicles are a part. It also applies to vehicles originally designed to operate exclusively in a manned mode but which are subsequently modified to operate in an unmanned, automatic mode, or in a semiautomatic, manual, or maintenance mode.
ANSI/ITSDF B56.6-2021, Safety Standard for Rough Terrain Forklift Trucks EFFECTIVE 3/27/22
This Standard defines the safety requirements relating to the elements of design, operation, and maintenance of rough terrain forklift trucks. These trucks are intended for operation on unimproved natural terrain as well as the disturbed terrain of construction sites.
ANSI/ITSDF B56.8 – 2019, Safety Standard for Personnel and Burden Carriers EFFECTIVE 5/10/20
This Standard defines safety requirements relating to the elements of design, operation, and maintenance of powered personnel and burden carriers having three or more wheels, a maximum speed not exceeding 40 km/h (25 mph), and a payload capacity not exceeding 4536 kg (10,000 lb) used for transporting material and/or personnel on indoor and outdoor improved surfaces. This Standard does not include vehicles intended primarily for earth moving or over-the-road hauling, or unmanned automatic guided vehicles.
ANSI/ITSDF B56.9 – 2019, Safety Standard for Operator Controlled Industrial Tow Tractors EFFECTIVE 5/15/2020
This Standard defines the safety requirements relating to the elements of design, operation, and maintenance of operator controlled industrial tow tractors up to and including 66750 N (15,000 lb) maximum rated drawbar pull of a non-braked load.
ANSI/ITSDF B56.10 – 2019, Manually Propelled High Lift Industrial Trucks (Reaffirmation of B56.10-2012)
This Standard defines the safety requirements relating to the elements of design, operation, and maintenance of manually propelled high lift industrial trucks controlled by a walking operator, and intended for use on level, improved surfaces.
ANSI/ITSDF B56.11.1 – 2018, Double Race or Bi-Level Swivel and Rigid Industrial Casters EFFECTIVE 11/5/2013
This standard establishes dimensional standards and load capacity criteria for double race or bi-level swivel and rigid industrial casters in order to provide for the overall interchangeability of a complete caster.
ANSI/ITSDF B56.11.4 – 2018, Hook-Type Forks and Fork Carriers for Powered Industrial Forklift Trucks EFFECTIVE 3/7/14
The scope of this Standard encompasses standards relative to hook-type fork carriers and the attaching elements of fork arms and load handling attachments for forklift trucks, in relation to manufacturers rated capacities of trucks up to and including 11,000 kg (24,000 lb).
ANSI/ITSDF B56.11.5 – 2018, Measurements of Sound Emitted by Low Lift, High Lift and Rough Terrain Powered Industrial Vehicles
This Standard establishes the conditions, test procedures, environment, and instrumentation for the determination and reporting of the A-weighted sound pressure level of electric battery and internal combustion engine powered, low lift, high lift, and rough terrain industrial trucks. It excludes earthmoving machinery, industrial cranes, and vehicles intended primarily for use on public roads. It provides test procedures for measuring both operator and bystander exposure to sound produced by the trucks. The test procedures set forth in this Standard provide the basis for determining the contribution powered industrial trucks make to the overall sound level of a selected work area.
ANSI/ITSDF B56.11.6 – 2019, Evaluation of Visibility from Powered Industrial Trucks EFFECTIVE 08/12/20
This Standard establishes the conditions, procedures, equipment, and acceptability criteria for evaluating visibility from powered industrial trucks. It applies to internal combustion engine powered and electric high lift, counterbalanced, sit-down rider industrial trucks up to and including 10,000 kg (22,000 lb) capacity.
ANSI/ITSDF B56.11.7-2020, Liquid Propane Gas (LPG) Fuel Cylinders (Horizontal or Vertical) Mounting - Liquid Withdrawal - For Powered Industrial Trucks EFFECTIVE 7/13/2021
This Standard establishes dimensions for LPG fuel cylinders used on powered industrial trucks.
ANSI/ITSDF B56.11.8 – 2019, Safety Standard for Seat Belt (Lap-Type) Anchorage Systems for Powered Industrial Trucks EFFECTIVE 08/12/20
This procedure provides the performance and testing requirements for anchorage systems of lap-type belts (seat belts) provided with counterbalanced, center control, high lift trucks that have a sit-down, non-elevating operator.
ANSI/ITSDF B56.14 – 2020, Safety Standard for Vehicle Mounted Forklifts EFFECTIVE 3/9/16
This Standard defines the safety requirements relating to the elements of design, operation, and maintenance of industrial and rough terrain vehicle mounted forklifts controlled by a riding operator.