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MEWPs Adverse weather
Think about wet, cold and windy weather:
■ Is the MEWP designed only for indoor use or can it be used outdoors?
■ What is the manufacturer’s maximum wind speed in which the MEWP can operate safely?
■ How will the wind speed be checked (usually with an Anemometer) and by whom?
■ Is the MEWP being operated between buildings where increased wind speed and/or turbulence can be a particular problem?
■ What about the potential for wind chill, which can affect the operator’s dexterity and concentration?
■ If using a MEWP rated as ‘indoor only’ think about wind exposure, eg in a partially clad building or where large doors are open at both ends of a fully clad building.
Acknowledgement: The information shown above is adopted from HSE General Information Sheet No 6 (GEIS6) Crown Copyright © 2014