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MEWPs Pre-use checks and machine faults
The trained operator is responsible for carrying out a basic daily/pre-use function check. In addition, there will be basic maintenance required by the manufacturer. Records of these checks should be kept.
The operator should also be fully aware of the procedure their employer expects them to follow should they identify a fault with the MEWP, eg isolate the controls, tag the machine and report the defect to the person in control.
Acknowledgement: The information shown above is adopted from HSE General Information Sheet No 6 (GEIS6) Crown Copyright © 2014