The Most Common Risks When Using MEWPs

Working at height can be particularly challenging and, in some cases, can be dangerous if risks aren’t assessed and mitigated successfully.

Tragically, around 34 workers are killed by a fall from height in Britain each year. Falls from height accounted for 25% of worker deaths in 2020/21, so to say it’s vital these accidents are prevented would be an understatement. Understanding and preventing risks when working at height could quite literally be lifesaving. 

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Lisa takes plunge for charity

A FUNDRAISER scaled new heights to raise money for a brave young tot who suffers from cystic fibrosis. Lisa Blinkhorn, 33, did a skydive from 15,000ft to raise money for three-year-old AmeliaMcNamara, from Wythenshawe. The girl was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis shortly after birth and needs a special vest to improve her quality of life.

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IPAF Training – The Do’s and Don’ts when using access platforms

By Ian Moorhouse, IPAF Instructor

Access platforms are a safe and trusted tool for work at height – no matter what your industry. Whether you’re indoors or outdoors, fitting out a shop, doing reactive maintenance work, or stretching to the tricky bits for commercial cleaning, MEWP hire is a versatile solution for your needs. However, as with any piece of machinery, you need to be trained and familiarised with the specific model before you press go. So, don’t ignore the risks and make sure that you always play it safe when planning work at height.

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