Transportation of mobile elevating work platforms (MEWPs), including loading or unloading, are frequent activities carried out by rental company drivers and contractors. However, IPAF’s analysis of accident data reveals a significant number of people being injured or killed during the process.
IPAF’s latest safety campaign highlights the main contributing factors to falls from the MEWP platform and how these can be avoided to ensure all those working with MEWPs plan for safety from the ground before work starts.
Is your equipment legal and safe to use? Mobile elevating work platforms (MEWPs) are one of the safest ways to perform temporary work at height. Keep your equipment safe through good maintenance regimes ranging from pre-use checks, to regular thorough examinations as required by law, to major inspections.
IPAF’s ‘Back to Basics’ campaign identifies six recognised potential hazards with Mobile Elevating Work Platforms (MEWPs), also known as Aerial Work Platforms (AWPs), that must be considered if accidents are to be prevented.
Contractors, end-users and rental companies are urged to download free poster artwork and toolbox talk guidance (selected poster topics only), for use in their daily operations, as part of IPAF’s Andy Access campaign promoting the safe use of mobile elevating work platforms (MEWPs) and mast climbing work platforms (MCWPs).