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Devices used to reduce operator entrapment and crushing on mobile elevating work platforms

Health and Safety Executive - Safety Alert
Department Name: Field Operations Directorate
Bulletin No: FOD 3-2014
Issue Date: May 2014
Target Audience: Mobile Elevating Work Platform manufacturers, owners (hire companies), users and operators, Agriculture, Construction, Engineering, Entertainment and leisure, Manufacturing (general), Others.
Key Issues: The selection and use of devices to reduce entrapment and crushing to operators working at the controls of boom type mobile elevating work platforms (MEWPs)

This alert must be read with the two referenced documents

Introduction:

Background:

Action required:

Relevant legal documents:

References:

  1. UK Strategic Forum for Construction Plant Safety Group, Best Practice Guidance for MEWPs, Avoiding Trapping/Crushing Injuries to People in the Platform
  2. IPAF Guidance on Secondary Guarding Devices

Further information:

Health and Safety Executive  online advice form.

General note:

Please pass this information to a colleague who may have or use this equipment.

2014-06-30