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



Action required:

Relevant legal documents:


  1. 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.