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Mobile elevating work platforms (MEWPs) are used in a number of industries. The powered-access platforms help workers reach areas that are both high and difficult to access, so they are essential in many sectors, from warehousing and construction to arboriculture and urban street lighting, offering a secure platform for working and safe access. That’s where MEWPs Training comes in.
MEWPs are a potential health and safety hazard should they be poorly maintained, overloaded or used in a manner for which they were not designed.
There are three main sets of regulations in place in the UK that govern the use of MEWPs.
The Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations (LOLER) were created in 1998. They set a specific, legal definition of lifting equipment, the safe working load, the frequency with which the lifts should be inspected and the duties of employers and employees in ensuring personal safety while using lifting equipment.
The Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations are another set of ordnances passed in 1998. While these regulations provide more general rules for work equipment, they also apply to all lifting platforms.
Finally, the Work at Height Regulations are a list of rules specific to employees whose work involves being raised above the ground, which, as you would expect, devotes a lot of time to the use of MEWPs in various sectors.
Compliance with these regulations requires all of your staff to be fully trained in the proper use of MEWPs. Finding the right trainer with sufficient experience and knowledge to cover the particular variety of lifting access platform that your company operates is essential for your compliance with the regulations. This reduces your risk of liability and secures the safety of your staff.
Aerial Access Services provides the finest MEWPs training in the country from our headquarters in Glasgow, with all of our courses designed and constructed according to strict International Powered Access Federation (IPAF) guidelines.
We also offer LOLER examination services, to ensure that your lifting platforms comply with all of the regulations detailed above. Both MEWPs Scotland and LOLER examinations can take place under the same roof, so there is no need to shop around.
Get in touch with Aerial Access Services today and get the best mobile elevating work platforms training available in the UK.
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