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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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    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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  • Mobile elevating work platforms (MEWPs) are specifically designed to lift people to a position where they can work at height safely within the platform.

    Added 1 Jan 2018
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    Exiting the Platform at Height
  • The loading and unloading of mobile elevating work platforms (MEWPs) is potentially a high risk activity, as findings from the IPAF accident reporting database (www.ipaf.org/accident) show. This document outlines the importance of planning and managing the delivery and collection operations.

    Added 1 May 2016
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