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    User Guidance on CSA B354 Standards

    Identify key changes to terminology and definitions, requirements for owners and operators, guidance and requirements on risk assessments, equipment familiarization and requirements for operator and supervisor/manager training that will affect all manufacturers, dealers, owners and users of Mobile Elevating Work Platforms (MEWPs), formerly referred to as Aerial Work Platforms (AWPs), in North America.

    Added 28 Nov 2018
    Last updated 28 Nov 2018
  • Directives, Laws & Standards

    Dealer Guidance on CSA B354 Standards

    Identify key changes to terminology and definitions, requirements for owners and operators, guidance and requirements on risk assessments, equipment familiarization and requirements for operator and supervisor/manager training that will affect all manufacturers, dealers, owners and users of Mobile Elevating Work Platforms (MEWPs), formerly referred to as Aerial Work Platforms (AWPs), in North America.

    Added 28 Nov 2018
    Last updated 28 Nov 2018
  • Directives, Laws & Standards

    User Guidance on ANSI A92 Standards

    Identify key changes to terminology and definitions, requirements for owners and operators, guidance and requirements on risk assessments, equipment familiarization and requirements for operator and supervisor/manager training that will affect all manufacturers, dealers, owners and users of Mobile Elevating Work Platforms (MEWPs), formerly referred to as Aerial Work Platforms (AWPs), in North America.

    Added 28 Nov 2018
    Last updated 28 Nov 2018

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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 24 Oct 2018
    Last updated
  • A Practical Approach to Inspection, Maintenance and Thorough Examination of Mobile Elevating Work Platforms (MEWPs). Jointly published for the Strategic Forum for Construction - Plant Safety Group by the CPA and IPAF.

    Added 18 Jun 2018
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  • Featured Technical Guidance

    Fall Protection in MEWPs (H1)

    When working from a boom type Mobile Elevating Work Platform (MEWP), it is strongly recommended that a lanyard short enough for the wearer to be restrained within the platform be used. The lanyard may contain an energy absorbing device, provided it is short enough to restrain the wearer within the platform. This includes Static Booms (1b) and Mobile Booms (3b).

    Added 1 Jan 2018
    Last updated 1 Jan 2018
    Fall Protection in MEWPs (H1)
  • Technical Guidance

    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
    Powerlines
  • Technical Guidance

    Tree Worker Guidance

    Safety tips for the use of Mobile Elevating Work Platforms (MEWPs) in the tree care industry.

    Added 1 Jan 2018
    Last updated 1 Jan 2018
    Tree Worker on a MEWP
  • Technical Guidance

    Guidance on Emergency Rescue

    Normal and auxiliary control systems built into a mobile elevating work platform (MEWP) will allow the operator to bring the platform of the machine safely to ground level under controlled conditions. It is extremely unusual not to be able to lower the platform using these controls or for all of these systems to fail. The following is an example of a rescue plan for people who work at height using a MEWP.

    Added 1 Jan 2018
    Last updated 1 Jan 2018
  • Featured Technical Guidance

    Familiarisation (F1)

    Those who intend to use any machine with characteristics of weight, height, width, length or complexity which differ significantly to the training they have received should ensure that they receive a familiarisation to cover the differences. It is the employer's responsibility to ensure that all operators using equipment are adequately trained and familiarised to comply with current health and safety legislation.

    Added 1 Jan 2018
    Last updated 5 Feb 2018
  • Technical Guidance

    Management of MEWPs

    Good Practice Guide for UK Hire Companies and Contractors on the Management of Mobile Elevating Work Platforms (MEWPs).

    Added 1 Jan 2018
    Last updated 1 Jan 2018
  • Featured Technical Guidance

    Exiting the Platform at Height (E2)

    Mobile elevating work platforms (MEWPs) are specifically designed to lift people to a position where they can work at height safely within the platform. MEWPs are not designed to transfer people from one level to another, or for people to exit the platform at height.

    Added 1 Jan 2018
    Last updated 1 Jan 2018
    Exiting the Platform at Height
  • 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
  • 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 Jan 2018
    Last updated 1 Jan 2018
    Loading and Unloading
  • 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
    Last updated 1 Jan 2018
  • When a MEWP is delivered or collected from a site, loading and unloading (un/loading) on the public highway should be avoided, wherever reasonably practical. The main aim is to eliminate/minimise the risk to employees and members of the public by making arrangements for the loading/unloading or delivery vehicle to park away from the public highway and pavement areas.

    Added 1 Jan 2018
    Last updated 1 Jan 2018
    Loading and Unloading
  • This document outlines a major inspection scheme to validate structural integrity and functionality of critical components of a mobile elevating work platform (MEWP). Such a scheme may be undertaken to determine if a machine is within safe design and use criteria beyond the manufacturer’s design life. Design life is defined as the duration determined by the manufacturer for which a structure or a structural component may be used for its intended purpose with recommended maintenance.

    Added 1 Jan 2018
    Last updated 1 Jan 2018
  • The Best Practice Guidance for mobile elevating work platforms (MEWPs) was released in July 2010 by the UK-based Strategic Forum for Construction Plant Safety Group with the aim of avoiding trapping or crushing incidents when these machines are used in confined overhead spaces.

    Added 1 Jan 2018
    Last updated 21 Mar 2018
    Trapping/Crushing Injuries to People in the Platform
  • All MEWPs rely on the condition of the ground on which they stand for their stability. This applies equally to those which require the use of jacks or outriggers and those which operate free on wheels. It is essential that an assessment of ground conditions is made before travelling, using or setting up a MEWP on any surface.

    Added 1 Jan 2018
    Last updated 1 Jan 2018
  • Technical Guidance

    MEWP Safety Alert Protocol

    The purpose of this guidance is to develop a standard approach to the generation and circulation of safety alerts in the MEWP industry.

    Added 1 Jan 2018
    Last updated 1 Jan 2018
  • The following guidance is intended to help employers differentiate between the possible options available when considering the selection of appropriate equipment where the increased risk of entrapment has been identified.

    Added 1 Jan 2018
    Last updated 1 Jan 2018