MEWP is the acronym commonly used for Mobile Elevating Work Platforms. MEWP’s is a powered working platform used to provide temporary access at height.

They are designed to provide temporary working platforms that easily can be moved around a site when required.

It is typically used for short duration work or where access to multiple locations on site is required. It is a substitute where ladders are unsafe to use and scaffolding isn’t cost effective or impracticable.

MEWP’s are also known under various other names such as:

  • Aerial platform
  • Vertical lift
  • Powered access
  • Spider lift
  • Cherry picker
  • Scissor lift
  • Aerial work platform
  • Boom lift
  • Access platform

Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 requires employers to undertake a risk assessment where use of MEWP’s would need to be covered. Other regulations that need to be complied with when using a MEWP are The Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998 and The Work at Height Regulations 2005.

Our MEWP toolbox talk helps keep employees safe and reduce health and safety issues in workplaces where MEWP’s are used as part of the work.

If you are considering our mewp toolbox talk, our Work at Height Toolbox Talk and Safety Harness Toolbox Talk might be of interest to you as well.

Items Covered in the MEWP Toolbox Talk

Our mewp toolbox talk is split up in following sections:

  • Introduction: General information about MEWP’s and what is considered under that category.
  • The Hazards: Outlines the hazards associated with the use of MEWP’s.
  • Control Measures: Defines a range of controls that can be used to mitigate risks related to use of MEWP’s.
  • The Law: List the regulations relevant to use of MEWP’s in the workplace.
  • Toolbox Talk Questions: Include a few questions to validate attendees understanding of the MEWP toolbox talk.

Each of our toolbox talks include an additional page where relevant hazards on site can be identified and discussed, together with an attendance list where participants can be recorded and sign.

Purchase our MEWP Toolbox Talk to keep your employees safe, or take advantage of our toolbox talk packages which contains a range of our toolbox talks at a reduced price.