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    IPAF Webinar: COVID-19 Safe Operating Guidance

    Resources and recording of the webinar that took place on 21 May 2020, with presenter Chris Wraith, Health & Safety professional.

    Added 22 May 2020
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  • This document is intended to provide practical guidance on safety measures to minimize exposure to COVID-19 for anyone using MEWPs, MCWPs or Construction hoists for work activities.

    Added 11 May 2020
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    COVID-19 Safe Training Advice - IPAF Training Centre resuming MEWP, MCWP and Hoist training

    This document is intended to provide practical guidance for IPAF-approved Training Centres to minimise the risk of exposure to COVID-19 when undertaking training on MEWPs, MCWPs and Hoists.

    Added 11 May 2020
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  • Prevent unauthorized use. After use, always leave the machine in a safe and secure place and remove the key.

    Added 1 Jan 2018
    Last updated 1 Jan 2018

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    Andy Access A10
  • Don't use a MEWP as a crane! MEWPs are designed to elevate people, tools & equipment inside the work platform.

    Added 1 Jan 2018
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    Andy Access A9
  • Never attach banners to scissor lifts. Always remember a banner can act like a sail.

    Added 1 Jan 2018
    Last updated 19 Jun 2019

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    Andy Access A8
  • Caution when loading and unloading. Always plan for a safe delivery.

    Added 1 Jan 2018
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    Andy Access A7
  • Unsafe ground? Always check ground conditions.

    Added 1 Jan 2018
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    Andy Access A6
  • Beware of falling objects. Organise a drop zone clear of the MEWP base.

    Added 1 Jan 2018
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    Andy Access A5
  • Rescue plan? Always plan for a safe rescue.

    Added 1 Jan 2018
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    Andy Access A4
  • Pre-use inspection! Make sure the machine is operating properly, before starting work.

    Added 1 Jan 2018
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    Andy Access A3
  • Know your machine. Familiarization helps prevent incorrect use.

    Added 1 Jan 2018
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    Andy Access A2
  • Mast Climbing Work Platform (MCWP) Load Chart

    Added 1 Jan 2018
    Last updated 1 Jan 2018

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  • Mast Climbing Work Platform (MCWP) Handover Certificate

    Added 1 Jan 2018
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  • This guidance is intended to assist companies to demonstrate the independence, impartiality and integrity of the 2nd party inspection/examination bodies that they employ.

    Added 1 Jan 2018
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  • Mobile Elevating Work Platform (MEWP) Pre-Use Inspection Checklist.

    Added 1 Jan 2018
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  • Technical Guidance

    Guidance on Emergency Rescue

    Normal and auxiliary control systems built into a mobile elevating work platform (MEWP) will allow the operator to bring the platform of the machine safely to ground level under controlled conditions. It is extremely unusual not to be able to lower the platform using these controls or for all of these systems to fail. The following is an example of a rescue plan for people who work at height using a MEWP.

    Added 1 Jan 2018
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  • Technical Guidance

    Power Lines Guidance

    Mobile Elevating Work Platforms (MEWPs), also known as Aerial work platforms (AWPs), are probably the safest way of doing temporary work at height. Stay safe
    when near to power lines/conductors. Electrocutions were the single largest cause of fatalities to MEWP/AWP operators in the US in 2012.

    Added 1 Jan 2018
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  • A secondary guarding device is a piece of equipment which can be fitted to a Mobile Elevating Work Platform (MEWP), also known as aerial work platform (AWP), in addition to the primary guarding systems and is intended to further reduce the risk of entrapment and/or provide an alert that an entrapment situation has occurred.

    Added 1 Jan 2018
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  • Scissor lifts are not designed to hold banners. Attaching banners to a scissor lift will increase the surface area and create a "sail board” effect which will destabilize or potentially turn over a MEWP.

    Added 1 Jan 2018
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    Scissor lift MEWP with banner overturning
  • Technical Guidance

    MEWP Safety Alert Protocol

    The purpose of this guidance is to develop a standard approach to the generation and circulation of safety alerts in the MEWP industry.

    Added 1 Jan 2018
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  • Mast Climbing Work Platform (MCWP) Thorough/ Frequent Examination form.

    Added 1 Jan 2018
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  • All MEWPs/AWPs rely on the condition of the ground on which they stand for their stability. This applies equally to those which require the use of jacks or outriggers and those which operate free on wheels. It is essential that an assessment of ground conditions is made before travelling, using or setting up a MEWP on any surface.

    Added 1 Jan 2018
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