Managing the Safe Condition of Mobile Elevating Work Platforms

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A Practical Approach to Inspection, Maintenance and Thorough Examination of Mobile Elevating Work Platforms (MEWPs)

Mobile Elevating Work Platforms (MEWPs) are widely used across a broad range of industries to aid safe work at height. To ensure that MEWPs are kept in safe working condition they will require suitable maintenance procedures, backed up with appropriate inspection and thorough examination. This guidance sets out how these procedures can be planned and managed and is clear on who has what responsibilities to do so. It also helps demystify who is responsible for what, when a MEWP is on hire.

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) was involved with the Strategic Forum for Plant Safety in producing this guidance. HSE endorses the guidance, as it follows a sensible and proportionate approach to managing MEWP health and safety.

Jointly published for the Strategic Forum for Construction - Plant Safety Group by: Construction Plant-hire Association (CPA) and International Powered Access Federation (IPAF).

IPAF Reference No. IPAFUK-IM&TE1. First Published: May 2017

NOTE: Whilst every care has been taken to ensure the accuracy of the material contained within this guidance, no liability is accepted by the authors in respect of the information given. Compliance with this guidance does not give automatic assurance of compliance with legislative requirements. It is the duty holders’ responsibility to ensure they comply with the legal requirements relevant to safe work equipment.