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  • When a MEWP is delivered or collected from a site, loading and unloading on the public highway should be avoided wherever possible. The aim is to minimise risk to employees and members of the public by ensuring delivery vehicles park away from public highways and pavements.

    Added 23 Feb 2024
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    Loading Unloading MEWPs Public Highways Mockup - EN
  • Mobile Elevating Work Platforms (MEWPs) are supplied with both ground and platform controls to comply with International MEWP design standards. Manufacturer’s operators’ manuals identify that the primary operator control station is in the platform and that the ground controls should only be used to carry out pre-use inspections without anyone in the platform, or for emergency descent purposes as part of a rescue plan.

    Added 25 Jan 2024
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    Toolbox Talk A35 EN
  • Never elevate the platform occupants from the ground controls. There is an increased risk of crushing/entrapment if you elevate people from the ground control position.

    Added 25 Jan 2024
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    A35

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  • Never elevate the platform occupants from the ground controls. There is an increased risk of crushing/entrapment if you elevate people from the ground control position.

    Added 25 Jan 2024
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    Resource also available in:

    A35
  • Don’t forget to report all accidents and near misses involving powered access into the IPAF Accident Reporting Portal or report anonymously through IPAF’s ePAL app.

    Added 15 Sep 2023
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  • Conduct a pre-use inspection and make sure the MEWP is safe to use before starting work.

    Added 6 Sep 2023
    Last updated 6 Sep 2023

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  • Before setting up a MEWP on a road have in place a traffic management plan and an exclusion zone.

    Added 6 Sep 2023
    Last updated 6 Sep 2023

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  • Don’t operate a MEWP when there is a risk of lightning. Seek proper shelter and wait until the storm passes.

    Added 10 Jul 2023
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    Andy Access A32
  • Overloaded platforms can become unstable, always understand the machine limits before operating. Distribute the load evenly to prevent tip overs.

    Added 7 Jun 2023
    Last updated 7 Jun 2023

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    Andy Access A31
  • Position your MEWP correctly and always stay inside the platform guardrails with both feet on the platform floor

    Added 30 May 2023
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  • Understand the ground conditions before operating

    Added 26 May 2023
    Last updated 26 May 2023

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  • Always be aware and avoid crush hazards when moving the platform.

    Added 26 May 2023
    Last updated 26 May 2023

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  • Prevent objects falling from the platform. Be aware that unsecured tools and materials can fall from platforms.

    Added 26 May 2023
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    Resource also available in:

    A26
  • Stay safe when working around antennas. You are at risk from non-ionising radiation (RF) from transmitting antennas. Always make sure they are isolated and you have a permit to work.

    Added 2 Feb 2023
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    Resource also available in:

    A33
  • Be careful of the catapult effect on uneven ground.

    Added 25 Jan 2023
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  • You do not need to touch the power cables to be electrocuted – electricity can jump!

    Added 25 Jan 2023
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  • Do you operate MEWPs near roads?
    Always work safely and set up a segregation zone to protect the boom from entering a live road.

    Added 13 Dec 2022
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    Resource also available in:

    A28
  • Are your MEWP tires safe to use?
    Always check the condition of your tires and wheels as part of your pre-use inspection.

    Added 11 Nov 2022
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    Resource also available in:

    A29
  • Do you have a rescue plan? Always have a rescue plan in place for mast climbing work platforms (MCWPs) and construction hoists.

    Added 14 Oct 2022
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    Resource also available in:

    AM3 EN
  • Don’t overload the hoist. Stay within the hoist rated capacity and observe the limits of the machine.

    Added 14 Oct 2022
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    Resource also available in:

    AH1 EN
  • Don't fall for it! Position your MEWP correctly and always stay inside the platform guardrails with both feet on the platform floor.

    Added 30 Sep 2022
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    Resource also available in:

    Andy Access A30
  • Are you servicing the MEWP safety in the field? Mobile elevating work platform (MEWP) field servicing often carries higher risks then workshop servicing.

    Added 27 Jan 2022
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    Andy Access A27
  • In situations with restricted visibility, use a spotter to guide you into position.

    Added 5 Nov 2021
    Last updated 5 Nov 2021

    Resource also available in:

    Andy Access A25
  • Be safe in the workshop. Ensure all work on MEWPs is carried out safely.

    Added 17 Aug 2021
    Last updated 17 Aug 2021

    Resource also available in:

    A24
  • Keep all occupants safe. Be aware of all platform occupants when moving the MEWP.

    Added 15 Jul 2021
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    Resource also available in:

    A22