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Mobile Elevating Work Platforms - Best practice guidelines

Mobile elevating work platforms (MEWPs) are useful but complex pieces of equipment that are often used for access in hazardous areas. People have been seriously injured and killed in accidents involving MEWPs. This guideline outlines work practices on how to use and maintain MEWPs safely.

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Clarification notice - Best Practice Guidelines – Mobile Elevating Work Platforms (August 2014)

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Last updated 29 August 2017


On Monday 4 April 2016, the New Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 (HSWA) came into effect.

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