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WHAT IS “THE PEDESTRIAN CONTROL OF MEWPS”?
Mobile Elevating Work Platforms (MEWPs) are provided with ground and platform controls to comply with global MEWP design standards. Pedestrian control is the term used when the MEWP operator uses the platform controls from the ground by walking alongside, or in close proximity to the MEWP. This includes those that have an umbilical cord, or radio/remote, or a fixed point of control on the chassis.
WHO NEEDS TO KNOW?
This Toolbox Talk applies to all individuals involved with the safe operation of a MEWP, including:
- User (who has control of the use of the MEWP on site)
- Managers and Supervisors
WHAT IS A TOOLBOX TALK?
Toolbox talks are short discussion sessions that allow you and your workers to explore the risks and safety issues specific to your work site. The talks should focus on a single topic. A toolbox talk should be a regular occurrence to reinforce learning and gain worker buy-in.
IPAF TOOLBOX TALKS
IPAF’s toolbox talks focus on key issues when using mobile elevating work platforms (MEWPs), as well as mast climbing work platforms (MCWPs) or hoists. The talks build on the safety messages highlighted through the Andy Access campaign (www.ipaf.org/andyaccess), and these posters will form part of your briefing. It is advisable that these posters be used throughout your worksite to reinforce your safety messages.
- IPAF Operators Safety Guide (available on the ePAL app)
- IPAF Load and Unload guidance
- Manufacturer’s Operators Manual
- Andy Access Poster
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