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  • ‘Walking the MEWP’ is the term used when manoeuvring or travelling a mobile elevating work platform (MEWP) using the platform controls from the ground by walking alongside or near the MEWP. This includes those that use an ‘umbilical cord’, radio/remote control or fixed point of control at the chassis.

    Added 8 Jan 2020
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    'Walking the MEWP' Toolbox Talk
  • Mobile elevating work platforms (MEWPs) can be used in confined areas, or near overhead structures. When travelling or when elevated there is a risk that the operator or the platform occupant may come in contact with an overhead obstruction.  This could result in crushing or entrapment of that person.

    Added 18 Dec 2019
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    Resource also available in:

    Avoid Overhead Obstructions Toolbox Talk
  • Mobile elevating work platforms (MEWPs) are not advertising displays. MEWPs are designed to take persons, tools and equipment within the platform to enable the occupants to work safely at height. Attaching a sign or banner to a MEWP will potentially make the MEWP unstable. This can cause an overturn and result in serious injuries to people and damage to property.

    Added 11 Dec 2019
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    Never Attach a Banner to a MEWP Toolbox Talk

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  • ‘Walking the MEWP’ is the term used when manoeuvring or travelling a mobile elevating work platform (MEWP) using the platform controls from the ground by walking alongside or near the MEWP. This includes those that use an ‘umbilical cord’, radio/remote control or fixed point of control at the chassis.

    Added 8 Jan 2020
    Last updated

    Resource also available in:

    'Walking the MEWP' Toolbox Talk
  • Mobile elevating work platforms (MEWPs) can be used in confined areas, or near overhead structures. When travelling or when elevated there is a risk that the operator or the platform occupant may come in contact with an overhead obstruction.  This could result in crushing or entrapment of that person.

    Added 18 Dec 2019
    Last updated

    Resource also available in:

    Avoid Overhead Obstructions Toolbox Talk
  • Mobile elevating work platforms (MEWPs) are not advertising displays. MEWPs are designed to take persons, tools and equipment within the platform to enable the occupants to work safely at height. Attaching a sign or banner to a MEWP will potentially make the MEWP unstable. This can cause an overturn and result in serious injuries to people and damage to property.

    Added 11 Dec 2019
    Last updated

    Resource also available in:

    Never Attach a Banner to a MEWP Toolbox Talk
  • Ground conditions are critical for the stability of the mobile elevating work platform (MEWP). Unsuitable ground conditions can result in the MEWP overturning with potential loss of life.

    Added 4 Dec 2019
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    Resource also available in:

    MEWP Ground Conditions Toolbox Talk
  • Why is a rescue plan important? Quickly rescuing someone who has become trapped can make a very significant difference to the injuries sustained – it may be the difference between life and death.

    Added 27 Nov 2019
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    MEWP Rescue Plan Toolbox Talk
  • A mobile elevating work platform (MEWP) must be inspected daily or at the start of each shift to make sure it is safe to use; and will not cause an injury to the platform occupants or other personnel.

    Added 20 Nov 2019
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    MEWP Pre-Use Inspection
  • The mobile elevating work platform (MEWP) may be significantly different than the MEWP the operator was trained on. Accidents can occur from operating an unfamiliar MEWP, for example by moving the platform in the opposite direction than intended, or by incorrectly setting up the outriggers.

    Added 13 Nov 2019
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    Resource also available in:

    Know your Machine Toolbox Talk
  • Be street smart! Manage vehicle and pedestrian traffic. Create a safe working zone.

    Added 24 Sep 2019
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    Andy Access: Be street smart! Manage vehicle and pedestrian traffic. Create a safe working zone.
  • Always check ground loading and use the IPAF calculator to identify if spreader pads are required, determine the correct size of spreader pad.

    Added 24 Sep 2019
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    Andy Access: Use Spreader Pads for your MEWP. Always check ground loading and use the IPAF calculator at www.ipaf.org/pads
  • Working at height is a high-risk activity, take care of your people and be responsible for safety with IPAF's help. IPAF has a range of Andy Access posters, in multiple languages, to help your workforce, covering important mobile elevating work platform (MEWP) and mast climbing work platform (MCWP) safety topics. All to help keep operators safe and prevent accidents.

    Added 2 Aug 2019
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    Resource also available in:

    Andy Access: Safety Starts From The Top
  • Do not interfere with ties. A mast climbing work platform (MCWP) needs all of the ties for stability.

    Added 1 Jan 2018
    Last updated 1 Jan 2018

    Resource also available in:

    Andy Access AM2
  • Don't overload the Platform. Always respect the load chart and follow the manufacturer’s guidance for its intended use.

    Added 1 Jan 2018
    Last updated 1 Jan 2018

    Resource also available in:

    Andy Access AM1
  • Correct MEWP selection. Always use the right machine for the job.

    Added 1 Jan 2018
    Last updated 1 Jan 2018

    Resource also available in:

    Andy Access A18
  • Setting up on a slope? Outriggers and spreader pads must be on level and stable ground.

    Added 1 Jan 2018
    Last updated 1 Jan 2018

    Resource also available in:

    Andy Access A17
  • Caution with guardrails. Be careful not to trap your fingers when lowering or raising guardrails.

    Added 1 Jan 2018
    Last updated 1 Jan 2018

    Resource also available in:

    Andy Access A16
  • Danger keep well clear. Operate from the platform or stand clear to avoid injury.

    Added 1 Jan 2018
    Last updated 1 Jan 2018

    Resource also available in:

    Andy Access A15
  • 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 1 Jan 2018

    Resource also available in:

    Andy Access A14
  • Register pre-owned machines. Make sure you register with the manufacturer to get product updates.

    Added 1 Jan 2018
    Last updated 1 Jan 2018

    Resource also available in:

    Andy Access A13
  • Overhead obstructions. Always be aware and avoid crush hazards when moving the platform.

    Added 1 Jan 2018
    Last updated 1 Jan 2018

    Resource also available in:

    Andy Access A12
  • 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 1 Jan 2018

    Resource also available in:

    Andy Access A11