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 >  Mobile elevating work platforms
Discussion > Talk with your colleagues about it!
  • I never read the manual before I start working on a mobile elevating work platform (MEWP).
  • I think it is a bit over the top to secure yourself when working on a MEWP.
Introduction

A MEWP can be used to work in places that are difficult to access. A MEWP is a mobile lifting device designed to lift people and carry out work.

Risico's > What can happen?
  • Unsafe use
  • Improper use
  • Insufficient maintenance
  • Unapproved
  • Crushing and trapping
  • Risk of collision
  • Falling from the work platform / man riding basket
  • Toppling of the MEWP
Measures > What must you do?

The user

  • A MEWP may only be used by people who have been properly instructed;
  • The user must have read the manual;
  • The user must know the operating instructions;
  • The user must be 18 years or older;


  • Check the following matters before you start working:
    • Ensure the substrate is firm and level.
    • Look out for obstacles at height: electricity cables, lighting, roof and other kinds of constructions.
    • Pay attention to traffic (cranes, forklift trucks, passers-by, etc.)


  • Always wear a belt harness with a short line. Attach this line to a suitable point on the MEWP.
  • It is forbidden to leave the man riding basket at height.
  • Never climb over the guard rail of the MEWP.
  • Never exceed the maximum permissible lifting capacity (people + materials).
  • Never leave the MEWP unattended with the ignition key in it.
  • Ensure the area around the MEWP is cordoned off.
Manual
Secure yourself
Remove the key
Tips > For more information (in Dutch)