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Carrying out your MEWP pre-use inspection

Issue date: March 25, 2019

Machinery malfunction is one of the common causes of work at height accidents. As an employer, you’re responsible for ensuring your workplace is as risk-free as possible, which includes making sure you transport, store, and use all access equipment in the safest way possible. Pre-use inspections are essential to this. read more

Employee responsibilities when working at height

Issue date: March 25, 2019

As an employer, most of the responsibility when working at height falls to you. You must ensure all workers are competent, that you adhere to all health and safety regulations and that you assess and mitigate against risks. It’s not all on the employer though. Employees do have responsibilities too... read more


Who are PASMA?

Issue date: March 25, 2019

The Prefabricated Access Suppliers' & Manufacturers' Association Ltd or PASMA as they’re more often known, are an international not-for-profit association dedicated to the mobile access tower industry. Their training programmes, information, and guidance all work together to make the mobile access industry safer. read more


Your responsibilities as an employer when staff are working at height

Issue date: October 02, 2018

If you’re an employer, you’re responsible for the health, safety, and welfare of your employees. That means you must do everything you can to minimise risk in your workplace and protect employees from harm. In terms of working from height, this means familiarising yourself with and... read more


How to work at height safetly

Issue date: September 25, 2018

When used properly, Mobile Elevating Work Platforms (MEWPs) provide a safe method of working at height. But, if not given the consideration they require, they can quickly become the source of accidents, injuries and even death. The majority of problems occur during operation but, being mobile plant, risks are present during... read more


Why should I use a cherry picker?

Issue date: September 18, 2018

From ladders to cherry pickers and scissor lifts, there is no one way to work at height. There’s a range of options and which is right for your job depends on a multitude of factors, for example, what height you need to get to, how much space you have to work with and... read more


Are My Staff Competent to Work at Height?

Issue date: July 18, 2018

As an employer, it’s your responsibility to minimise risk and keep your workers safe. Part of this involves ensuring that everyone you hire, whether an employee or contractor, is competent and able to do their job safely. This is not only important for their well-being; it’s stipulated in the Work at Height Regulations 2005 (WAHR) and... read more


When Using A Ladder To Work At Height Is Dangerous

Issue date: July 04, 2018

When needing to carry out work at height, ladders are often the first thought. Yet, despite their supposed convenience and simplicity, they are the cause of numerous avoidable accidents, many of which are fatal. They are dangerous, and while not banned under Health and Safety law, they are... read more


5 Tips for Working Safely at Height

Issue date: June 20, 2018

Safety is paramount when working at height. It is one of the biggest causes of workplace injuries and fatalities, and as an employer, it is your responsibility to minimise risk and adhere to regulations. There is plenty of information available on www.hse.gov.uk, but here are five tips to... read more  


New IPAF report shows MEWP rental market is booming!

Issue date: June 20, 2018

The latest report from International Powered Access Federation (IPAF) shows that the global Mobile Elevating Work Platform (MEWP) rental market is booming, with UK MEWP hire outstripping the wider construction industry by two to one... read more



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