Improve workplace safety and reduce maintenance costs on your MEWPs by carrying out safety inspections. A mobile elevating work platform (MEWP) must be inspected daily or at the start of each shift (PAF recommends the MEWP should be inspected both before and after use to ensure it is safe, complete, working properly and clean) to make sure it is: Safe to use; and will not cause an injury to the platform occupants or other personnel. Your employer must provide you with adequate training to enable you to operate the equipment safely and be aware of any associated risks. You must record evidence of the daily pre-use inspection.
A programme of daily visual checks, regular inspections and servicing schedules should be established in accordance with the manufacturers instructions and the risks associated with each Mobile Elevating Work Platform (MEWP). Operators should be encouraged to report defects or problems. Reported problems should be put right quickly and the MEWP taken out of service if the item is safety critical. The MEWP must be thoroughly examined at least every six months by a competent person or in accordance with an examination scheme drawn up by such a competent person. Ref: HSE Guidance
Each kit contains 50 individual (weekly) checklists relating to MEWP components and mechanical checks to be completed before the digger is used. Duplicate carbon copies of the completed checklists are retained in the book for management records. The book also includes useful guidance notes to remind operatives what to look for during their inspection.
Weekly Inspection Kit includes:
• 1 x Status Tags to attach to the equipment and show its status.
• 2 x Safety Check Books provide 50 individual checklists, allowing one to be completed each week and the findings displayed inside the status tag. Additional books can be ordered as and when required.
• 1x Check Book Wallet & Pen, to store the current book and provide a suitable writing surface when completing checklists.
• 100 x Tamper Evident Seals, which can be used to deter and identify unauthorised access to the status tag.