Mobile Elevating Work Platforms (MEWPs) Safety

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MEWPSAFETY UK are a leading resource for Mobile Elevating Work Platforms (MEWPs) Safety Information, Training, Hire and Sale of related Work at Height Equipment. We are fully committed to promoting the safe use of MEWPs and work in support of leading industry organisations, for the benefit and safety of MEWP Duty-holders and End-Users.

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What is the correct definition for Mobile Elevating Work Platforms (MEWPs)?

A ‘Mobile Elevating Work Platform’ is a mobile machine which consists as a minimum of a work platform with controls, an extending structure and chassis; that is intended for work at height. Original source of Definition attributed to British Standard BS 8460:2017 Safe use of MEWPs – Code of Practice. There are other names for describing MEWPs, such as AWPs or EWPs, however terminology will depend on where you live in the world.

Perhaps the most widely recognised is the use of the term Powered Access. There are also plenty of regional, manufacturer, or common terms, which include descriptions such as pop-up, power tower, low-level access, scissor lift, aerial lift, hydraulic lift, flying carpet, trailer-mount, van-mount, van-platform, boom-truck, truck-mount, bucket-truck, spiderlift, tracked spider, cherry picker and aerial platform! Learn more about MEWPs »