Prevent Objects Falling from the Platform
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WHEN IS THERE A RISK OF FALLING OBJECTS?
When working in a Mobile Elevating Work Platform (MEWP) at height, you must be aware of the risk of tools, materials and equipment falling from the platform with the potential to injure people working at ground level. It is essential that any items likely to fall are properly secured within the envelope of the platform’s guardrails.
WHO NEEDS TO KNOW?
This Toolbox Talk applies to all individuals involved with the operation of MEWPs.
- Managers and Supervisors
- MEWP Operators and personnel
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 www.ipaf.org/ePAL)
- Safe Use of MEWPs in Public Areas
- Andy Access poster
Ref: TOOLBOX TALK A26 | TE-21-EN-US-V1.0-2022-10-21