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Keep safe when working with MEWPs

Published on 24 July 2019  | Download | back to previous

IPAF have recently released an article talking about the ways in which you can keep safe when working with MEWPs near or on a road and the importance of doing so.

When you are working alongside roadways, the risk is very high and accidents can be catastrophic. This is why it is imperative that both the MEWP and the personnel are positioned safely and not in the path of traffic.


There are certain points that IPAF have made to remember when working near or on roads, which include:

- Planning ahead - Develop and use a traffic management system.

- Be visible - The visibility of personnel on the roads in essential, when loading or unloading the MEWP. Also wearing PPE and ensuring the vehicles are conspicuous is important.

- Manage the traffic - Obtain permission to implement traffic management to provide maximum warning to oncoming vehicles.

- Implement an exclusion zone - Segregate the working area of the MEWP from vehicles.

- Load and unload safely - Do so in a well-lit area, away from traffic or obstructions.


For more information on this initiative and for the full article, please visit the IPAF website at the link below.  

*This information has been taken from the IPAF article linked above*

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