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  • This webinar investigates the obstacles that prevent progress – from issues with infrastructure, resistance-culture, perceived cost, and awareness of machine capability and, importantly, how we might approach overcoming these blockers and find where the opportunity lies. Guest speakers from different industry perspectives will take the pulse of the ‘fleet electrification culture’, looking at data from different countries and examining how barriers can be overcome.

    Added 20 Jan 2022
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  • MEWPs may encounter wind during operation, this can affect the stability of the machine. MEWPs must be designed and tested to demonstrate stability for operation while exposed to permissible wind speeds or be labelled as designed for indoor use only. Indoor-only MEWPs should only be used in areas where there is no wind force acting on the MEWP. Some MEWPs may be rated for use both indoors and outdoors use.

    Added 16 Dec 2021
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    WIND RATING: USING MEWPS IN WIND
  • IPAF has developed this guide to assist in your development of your MEWP-specific safe-use plan. The ANSI A92.22 MEWP Safe-Use standard specifies requirements for the application, inspection, training, maintenance, repair, and safe operation of MEWPs. A safe-use program specific to MEWPs shall be developed by the user to ensure all responsibilities are met.

    Added 16 Dec 2021
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    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
    Last updated 1 Jan 2018

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    Powerlines
  • Technical Guidance

    Guidance on MEWP Security

    It is essential that MEWPs are secured and managed correctly to ensure that only competent and nominated personnel operate the equipment in accordance with the employer’s safe system of work. All MEWPs should be stored in a safe and secure manner when left unattended.

    Added 1 Jan 2018
    Last updated 1 Jan 2018

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  • Mobile Elevating Work Platform (MEWP) Pre-Use Inspection Checklist.

    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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  • This guideline sets out recommendations to ensure that MCWPs are installed, maintained, examined and used in a safe manner.

    Added 1 Jan 2018
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  • Mast Climbing Work Platform (MCWP) Handover Certificate

    Added 1 Jan 2018
    Last updated 1 Jan 2018

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  • Mast Climbing Work Platform (MCWP) Load Chart

    Added 1 Jan 2018
    Last updated 1 Jan 2018

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  • Technical Guidance

    Rescue of Persons from MEWPs

    This publication gives guidance to the organisation that has control of the planning, management and use of the MEWP on-site.

    Added 1 Jan 2018
    Last updated 29 Oct 2018

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  • Rescue plan? Always plan for a safe rescue.

    Added 1 Jan 2018
    Last updated 17 May 2021

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    Andy Access A4
  • Beware of falling objects. Organise a drop zone clear of the MEWP base.

    Added 1 Jan 2018
    Last updated 17 May 2021

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    Andy Access A5
  • Unsafe ground? Always check ground conditions.

    Added 1 Jan 2018
    Last updated 17 May 2021

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    Andy Access A6
  • Caution when loading and unloading. Always plan for a safe delivery.

    Added 1 Jan 2018
    Last updated 17 May 2021

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    Andy Access A7
  • Never attach banners to scissor lifts. Always remember a banner can act like a sail.

    Added 1 Jan 2018
    Last updated 17 May 2021

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    Andy Access A8
  • Don't use a MEWP as a crane! MEWPs are designed to elevate people, tools & equipment inside the work platform.

    Added 1 Jan 2018
    Last updated 17 May 2021

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    Andy Access A9
  • 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 17 May 2021

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    Andy Access A10
  • Keep clear of overhead cables. You do not need to touch the power cables to be electrocuted – electricity can arc!

    Added 1 Jan 2018
    Last updated 17 May 2021

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    Andy Access A11
  • Overhead obstructions. Always be aware and avoid crush hazards when moving the platform.

    Added 1 Jan 2018
    Last updated 17 May 2021

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    Andy Access A12
  • Register pre-owned machines. Make sure you register with the manufacturer to get product updates.

    Added 1 Jan 2018
    Last updated 17 May 2021

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    Andy Access A13
  • Do not jump out of the platform. Always use the correct exit gate and step out using three points of contact.

    Added 1 Jan 2018
    Last updated 17 May 2021

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    Andy Access A14
  • Danger keep well clear. Operate from the platform or stand clear to avoid injury.

    Added 1 Jan 2018
    Last updated 17 May 2021

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    Andy Access A15
  • Caution with guardrails. Be careful not to trap your fingers when lowering or raising guardrails.

    Added 1 Jan 2018
    Last updated 17 May 2021

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    Andy Access A16
  • Setting up on a slope? Outriggers and spreader pads must be on level and stable ground.

    Added 1 Jan 2018
    Last updated 17 May 2021

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    Andy Access A17