Code of practice for the safe use of Mobile Elevating Work Platforms
The British Standards Institution have updated their existing BS 8460:2017 standard which is directed at helping organizations who use mobile elevating work platforms (MEWPs) safely. It provides guidance and recommendations on selection, hiring, positioning, maintenance and thorough examination of MEWPs. It also includes recommendations on their safe use, including on the selection and training of operators and other competent personnel.
Given that there are more than 60,000 MEWPs in operation in the UK within the Building construction and maintenance, Telecommunications and Highway maintenance it is essential that any company using this equipment are kept up to date with the latest safety practises and legislation.
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