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Mobile elevating work platforms (MEWP) scissor multi user

Scissor multi user

HSE key message is that you must be competent to operate such equipment and not exceed the safe working load as specified by the manufacturer. You should also consider how to undertake a rescue should the platform stick in the raised position.

This style of powered vertical lift is suitable for raising workers and materials to the desired working height and provides a safe working platform with guardrails from which to work from.

It can be self propelled or not, and come in a variety of sizes, chassis and traction methods. The MEWP should have an emergency button or lever to lower the platform and correct operation should be understood before entering the lift.

Possible hire cost: in the region of £500 per week

Set-up time 5-10 minutes

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