MEWP safety alert guide produced
The Strategic Forum Plant Safety Group has produced a safety alert protocol for mobile elevating work platforms (MEWPs).
The protocol provides a standardised format for contractors and other users to issue safety alerts in the event of incidents they believe may be related to the design, manufacture, maintenance or use of MEWPs.
Chris Wraith, technical and safety executive at the International Powered Access Federation (IPAF), said: “Safety alerts are always issued with good intentions, but sometimes omit key information, which can lead to speculation and over-reaction when they are received. We hope that this safety alert protocol will help the MEWPs industry improve safety whilst maintaining productivity.”
Construction Plant-hire director Kevin Minton, who is chairman of the sub-group that produced the guidance, said: “This is a great example of hirers, contractors and safety specialists working together to improve communications in the MEWPs sector.”
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This article was published on 29 Mar 2017 (last updated on 29 Mar 2017).