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Mobile Elevating Work Platform (MEWP) Blog
Commonly referred to as a scissor lift, tracked boom or cherry picker, the Mobile Elevating Work Platform (MEWP) is a mechanical device used to provide temporary access for people required to work at height. The aerial work platform provide reach out as well as up and down and are used in numerous environments.
The MEWP is a technical name which covers a range of different aerial platforms, all of which are best suited for certain purposes and have their own limitations. Choosing the right MEWP for your intended use is essential for the safety of those both working on the platform and those working around the platform.
Understanding the different types of MEWPs (Scissor Lifts / Magic Carpets, Boom Lift / Cherry Pickers or Stick Booms) and their functions will enable you to make the best choice which will then allow you to complete your task more effectively and safely.
Stay up to date with all of the latest industry and legislative news relating to the safety and maintenance of workplace equipment.
We will post blogs relating to HSE prosecutions and HSE accident statistics, safety initiatives and topical events relating
to equipment safety and the consequences of failing to maintain equipment at work across a wide range of industries – from farming
to construction, warehousing to transport and logistics. In addition we will highlight how our Good to Go Safety inspection systems
could help to improve workplace safety and help your company to reduce maintenance costs while complying with key statutory legislations such as PUWER, LOLER and WAHR.
How to save time and money with effective equipment maintenance
On average, predictive maintenance increases productivity by 25%, reduces breakdowns by 70% and lowers maintenance costs by 25%. Depending on the type of assets, costs and technical sophistication, a broad spectrum of maintenance strategies should be...
The importance of workplace site assessments
A farm has been fined £60,000 following the death of a 43-year-old father-of-three who was electrocuted on the 13th May 2021 by a power line.
Patrick Rice was unloading stone when the hydraulic arm of the dumper truck came into contact with 11kV o...
A Safer and Healthier Farm Life Environment
A three-year-old child was among 27 people killed in agriculture-related activities in the last 12 months.
Britain's workplace regulator has called for a cultural shift away from poor behaviours due to the rate of fatalities, which has remained ...
What can you inspect with TakeAIM?
TakeAIM is supplied with a number of pre-installed checklists for the most popular equipment types used for work. If TakeAIMs range of pre-loaded inspections don't have the equipment type you require, you can create your own equipment type on the Tak...
Father of two left in coma following fall at work
The HSE (Health and Safety Executive) carried out an investigation following an incident at British Airways Maintenance Cardiff Ltd on 10th November 2019.
The findings showed that the company had failed to adequately analyse the risks of working a...
Even Santa uses TakeAIM
When it comes to checklists, there's no one more proficient than Santa. He has a checklist for good, a checklist for bad and since he found TakeAIM, he's managing them all digitally.
Here's what Santa said about TakeAIM:
As the Holiday sea...
Factory and Warehousing Safety Tips
Factories and warehouses have numerous health and safety risks. If you fail to manage them, your business may face a number of different issues such as lost working days, injuries and in the worst case scenario, fatalities.
As an employer, you...
Improve your inspection and maintenance process
Inspections and maintenance of workplace equipment such as forklifts, ladders, pallet trucks, racking etc is a vitally important process to ensure equipment remains in a safe condition. Now we've made keeping track of maintenance and inspection sched...
4 Million Inspection Checklists Sold
To date, Good to Go Safety have supplied over 4 million checklists to companies around the UK.
If you don’t currently know about our multi-award winning inspection systems, you may be wondering why so many people insist on utilising Good to Go Saf...
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