EWP Safety Measures
Mobile Elevated Work Platform or MEWP’s are extensively used these days and are replacing tower scaffolds and ladders as the favored method of access.
An elevated work platform makes it easy to raise and load personnel and material on-site. It is a telescopic mechanism composed of several different parts which make it possible for the equipment operator to maneuver weights and people. Some of its unique parts like upright lift cylinder, base boom, articulating fly lift cylinder, hydraulic, basket, and stabilizer controls make the elevating work platform a cutting edge site machine.
It is the ability to hoist the work platform to great heights that gives much cause for concern. While operating an MEWP, workplace hazards include falls, lack of safety fittings, and slips.
The following links are about safe working at height: