safe use of MEWPs leaflet

Safe Use of MEWPs

IPAF has released a toolbox talk on the safe use of MEWPs.

Following a high‐profile fatal accident last year, the toolbox talk is available from Build UK member IPAF on the pedestrian control of Mobile Elevating Work Platforms (MEWPs).

Toolbox talks are short discussion sessions to explore the risks and safety issues specific to a company’s work site.

This toolbox talk outlines the potential hazards and risk control methods when using the platform controls from the ground.

It applies to anyone involved with the safe operation of a MEWP, including:

  • Users who have control of the use of the MEWP on site
  • Managers and Supervisors
  • Operators
  • Banksman

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