Thursday, October 8, 2009

Three recent accidents involving unsafe operation of MEWPs - WSH Bulletin

7 Oct 2009

There were 3 fatalities in the past 3 months where workers were killed while carrying out work activities using mobile elevated work platforms (MEWPs). They were crushed between the structures (such as ceiling beams) and the MEWPs they were operating. Investigations revealed several underlying factors that may have contributed to the accidents. It is important that steps be taken to address such factors to prevent further occurrences.

For more details and the recommendations on working safely on MEWPs, please click here.