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  • 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
    Last updated
    Andy Access: Safety Starts From The Top
  • Presentations from the IPAF Asia Conference (17 & 18 July 2019, Intercontinental Hotel, Hangzhou, China).

    Added 26 Jul 2019
    Last updated 30 Jul 2019
  • Featured Technical Guidance

    F1: Familiarisation

    Before using a MEWP you must be trained to the applicable MEWP classification and be familiarised on the specific machine. Familiarisation is required on any MEWP that is significantly different in weight, height, length or complexity to the MEWP on which training took place. The operator, supervisor, ground person/rescuer, service engineer and demonstrator all need adequate familiarisation to undertake their duties. 

    Added 19 Jun 2019
    Last updated 19 Jun 2019

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  • 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
    Last updated
    Andy Access: Safety Starts From The Top
  • A Toolbox Talk on understanding a mobile elevating work platform (MEWP) rescue plan.

    Added 9 Apr 2018
    Last updated 9 Apr 2018
    Andy Access A6
  • A Toolbox Talk on understanding a mobile elevating work platform (MEWP) rescue plan.

    Added 9 Apr 2018
    Last updated 9 Apr 2018
    Andy Access A4
  • A Toolbox Talk on the use of personal fall protection equipment (PFPE) to reduce the risk of falling from a mobile elevating work platform (MEWP).

    Added 9 Apr 2018
    Last updated 9 Apr 2018
    Andy Access A1
  • Do not interfere with ties. A mast climbing work platform (MCWP) needs all of the ties for stability.

    Added 1 Jan 2018
    Last updated 2 Feb 2018
    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
    Andy Access AM1
  • Correct MEWP selection. Always use the right machine for the job.

    Added 1 Jan 2018
    Last updated 1 Jan 2018
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    Andy Access A11
  • Prevent unauthorised 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
    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
    Last updated 1 Jan 2018
    Andy Access A9
  • Never attach banners to scissor lifts. Always remember a banner can act like a sail.

    Added 1 Jan 2018
    Last updated 1 Jan 2018
    Andy Access A8
  • Caution when loading and unloading. Always plan for a safe delivery.

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

    Added 1 Jan 2018
    Last updated 23 Apr 2019
    Andy Access A6
  • Beware of falling objects. Organise a drop zone clear of the MEWP base.

    Added 1 Jan 2018
    Last updated 1 Jan 2018
    Andy Access A5