Falls From Height: Don't Fall For It!

Fall Protection in MEWPs (H1)

Stay safe and avoid falls from the platform by:

  • Conduct a proper MEWP site survey/risk assessment.
  • Select the correct machine for the work.
  • Use trained operators, supervisors, and managers.
  • Operators should be trained on the specific machine type.
  • Familiarise operators with the specific model being used.
  • Assess machine suitability for the task and conditions.
  • Identify whether personal fall protection equipment (PFPE) is required.
  • Occupants should never overreach.
  • Avoid unfastening PFPE in the elevated position.
  • Refrain from stepping on or climbing guardrails/toe boards.
  • Never exceed the safe working envelope of the platform.