The EEA has received a number of enquiries regarding the safe use of Mobile Elevating Work Platforms (MEWPs) with two out-riggers with respect to the requirement in the current SM-EI safety rules that MEWPs shall:
This requirement has been discussed in detail by EEA’s Safety Standards & Procedures Group. The Group has decided that this bullet point should be deleted. It was recognised that the emphasis should be on pre-job planning and this would require selecting the right vehicle for the job irrespective of the number, if any, of out-riggers.
The issue will be discussed in detail in the next SM-EI Newsletter to be published December 2016. The article will emphasise the need to follow the manufacturer’s instructions and the limitations of use of such MEWPs.
The purpose of this amendment is to recognise the circumstances where a temporary earth may be removed for testing under an access permit.
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