MEWP VEHICLE SAFETY

Version: 1.0 01/04/2017

Introduction

This standard aims to give trainees knowledge, skills and understanding in the inspection of mobile elevated work platforms (MEWPs). It introduces trainees to the hazards and potential risks involved with MEWPs and to comply with health and safety legislation. The target audience is aimed at those working on the telecoms network including suppliers and contractors.

Performance Objectives

  • Use suitable personal protective equipment throughout all MEWP inspection activities
  • Use suitable sources of technical information to support MEWP inspection activities
  • Confirm that equipment has been calibrated to meet manufacturers’ and legal requirements where necessary
  • Carry out systematic MEWP inspections following workplace procedures and health and safety requirements
  • Conduct all MEWP testing following: the manufacturer’s instructions; the recognised test method; your workplace procedure and health and safety requirements
  • Ensure your comparison of the MEWP against specification accurately identifies any: differences from the MEWP specification; MEWP appearance and condition faults; non-compliance with statutory requirements
  • Work in a way which minimises the risk of damage to the MEWP and its systems, other people and their property
  • Make suitable recommendations for future action based upon the results of your tests and inspections
  • Ensure your records are accurate, complete and passed to the relevant person (s) promptly in the format required
  • Complete all inspection activities within the agreed timescale and to specification
  • Report any anticipated delays in completion to the relevant person(s) in authority promptly

Learning Outcomes

  • Know the health hazards associated with MEWP inspections
  • Know the minimum legal requirements concerning the thorough inspection of MEWPS
  • Know how to carry out the thorough inspection of MEWPS
  • Know how to complete inspection activities
  • Know how to complete inspection records/reports