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Safe use of MEWPs

25 January 2013

Anyone operating a mobile elevating work platform should receive familiarisation training on the specific type of machine being used, and there should be a detailed rescue plan in place. These were two of the key areas

Anyone operating a mobile elevating work platform should receive familiarisation training on the specific type of machine being used, and there should be a detailed rescue plan in place. These were two of the key areas covered in recent seminars held by powered access hire specialist AFI-Uplift on the safe and efficient use of MEWPs.

Seminar speakers included Joy Jones, principal construction inspector of the HSE, and senior representatives of IPAF. Subjects covered included working at height legislation, benefits of MEWPs, management responsibilities, powered access training and best practice.
 
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