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.
Simply attaching our status tag to the MEWP (Mobile Elevating Work Platform) will provide a clear visual reminder to employees to carry out a pre-use inspection and allows the completed inspection to be placed inside the status tag to show the findings and date of inspection checklist to all other employees.
At the beginning of each shift, the operator should inspect the MEWP and document the results. They should report to the supervisor any defects which might affect its safe operation to ensure they are put right.
Each check book contains a total of 25 individual inspection checklists relating to operation, mechanics and structure of MEWPs. A duplicate carbon copy of the completed inspection is retained in the book for management records. The book also includes useful guidance notes to remind operatives what to look for during their inspection.