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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.

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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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