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Best practice guidance
20 May 2014
In recent weeks, IPAF released the latest accident statistics generated via their online accident reporting platform. Although the system is relatively new and IPAF themselves acknowledge that the results generated will not be comparable year-on-year until the process becomes more established, they still provide a valuable insight into accidents occurring throughout the industry.
Using these results, Mentor has taken a brief look at MEWP safety and set out some of the main areas for improvement. Almost half of all reported fatalities in 2013 involved the use of mobile booms. The versatile nature of this type of equipment makes it an extremely useful tool for working at height, but if used incorrectly, it can be extremely hazardous. Most common among other areas of concern across MEWPs of all types were overturn, falls from height, electrocution and entrapment.
Mentor’s quick reference safety tips provide those working on or around MEWPs with some best practice guidance on all of the above. Download your free copy at www.mentortraining.co.uk.
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