UK HSE issues MCWP safety alert

IPAF has been made aware of a safety alert from the UK Health and Safety Executive (HSE) regarding failure to detect mechanical failure in drive units which affects Mast Climbing Work Platforms (MCWPs). IPAF is working with the HSE, and its MCWP members to address the issue raised in the alert as a priority, and will provide further information to support members as soon as this is available. 

The safety of anyone working with MCWPs and other powered access equipment is of the utmost importance to IPAF and its members globally. IPAF will work with its members, and safety bodies globally to address any issue affecting this.  

Link to the HSE alert: HSE safety alert MCWPs  

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