WorkSafe (Victoria) Elevating Work Platforms industry standard
What it contains:
The EWP industry standard is for operators of mobile elevating work platforms (EWPs) and persons, such as employers, who have responsibilities managing hazards and risks associated with the operation and use of EWPs.
The industry standard provides advice on the safe use and maintenance of mobile elevating work platforms (referred to as EWPs and also known as MEWPs) and includes the principles and requirements for using EWPs that are common across a broad range of industries and applications.
The standard covers topics:
who has duties
EWP selection and planning
different types of EWPs
training and competency for those using, observing or spotting an EWP
safe use of harnesses and harness inspection
planning and preparation for the collection and delivery of EWPs
inspection and maintenance requirements, pre-operational checklist
hazards, including electrical, crushing, overturning, using near water, falling objects,
collision and environmental hazards
safe work practices when installing overhead pipe or duct work, large panels, where shade
cloths/welding tents are attached; when painting, welding, grinding, shotcreting from
an EWP platform; when travelling the EWP with platform raised, through restricted spaces or
emergency procedures when using an EWP
steps to follow if the EWP makes contact with overhead powerlines and post-incident actions
that need to be taken
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Note: This is the Western Islands WorkSafe
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