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MEWPs Delivery to and collection from site
Think about what size of delivery vehicle or vehicle mounted MEWP will need access to site or whether a self-propelled MEWP will have to be off-loaded on the public highway. You should liaise with your supplier/haulage company on the following matters:
■ What time of day will be most appropriate?
■ Will the MEWP need to be reversed off the delivery vehicle or, if vehicle-mounted, reversed onto site?
■ What size of turning circle will be needed?
■ Who will meet the delivery driver?
■ If you have to unload/reload the MEWP on the public highway, this still forms part of your undertaking and will require adequate control measures to protect/segregate pedestrians and other road users during these manoeuvres.
■ Is the lighting adequate or is more required?
■ Is the ground capacity suitable? Are there manhole covers or other features that must be avoided?
Acknowledgement: The information shown above is adopted from HSE General Information Sheet No 6 (GEIS6) Crown Copyright © 2014
Loading and unloading of MEWPs is a dangerous activity
Loading and unloading of MEWPs is potentially one of the most dangerous activities, an area that IPAF has focused on. About a third of reported incidents (IPAF Accident Database Jan 2012 – Apr 2013) involved drivers (34.3%, 104). Industry sources estimate that there are approximately one million movements of MEWPs (delivery and collection) by road every year in the UK. Read More »
Acknowledgement: “MEWP delivery drivers need more safety training, IPAF accident reporting database reveals” IPAF Copyright © 2013
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