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MEWPs Managing the risk

Once you have chosen the most suitable type and size of Mobile Elevating Work Platform (MEWP) for the job, you need to look at the hazards associated with using it, assess the risks and identify control measures to develop a safe working method. The following areas should be considered:

Delivery to and collection from site »

Storage/charging area »

Positioning before and during work »

Temporary works (ground conditions and supporting structures) »

Adverse weather »

Falling from the platform »

Overhead hazards »

Trapping/crushing against overhead and adjacent obstructions »

Site traffic and personnel »

Handling materials »

Exiting the work platform at height »

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Acknowledgement: The information shown above is adopted from HSE General Information Sheet No 6 (GEIS6) Crown Copyright © 2014

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