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Health and Safety Downloads: Selecting the right mewp for the job

Selecting the right mewp for the job

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This information sheet is aimed at those responsible for selecting, specifying and managing mobile elevating work platforms (MEWPs) on site and should be read alongside Preventing falls from boomtype mobile elevating work platforms.1
It tells you what you should consider before selecting a MEWP to gain access to work at height and the risks that need to be managed while the MEWP is in use.
All types of MEWPs are covered by this guidance, including ones that are:
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vertical ‘scissor’ lift;
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selfpropelled
boom;
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vehiclemounted
boom; and
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trailermounted
boom.

This information sheet has been produced in consultation with the International Powered Access Federation Ltd (IPAF), the Construction Planthire
Association and the British Constructional Steelwork Association.