Is there an approved SWMS in place and communicated?
Has the Mobile Elevating Work Platform (MEWP) been checked and authorised for use on the site?
Is there a Daily Pre-Start Inspection Book kept with the MEWP? Has it been filled out by the operator?
Is the MEWP a boom type MEWP? If so secondary protection systems must be in place.
- Sky bars
- User control protection bar in basket
Has the operator been suitably trained and their competence assessed?
Are barricades required to be erected in accordance with the approved SWMS?
If required, does the barricaded area prevent access by other workers?
Has the MEWP been set up on firm and level ground?
Does the MEWP have outriggers? If so are they fully extended?
Is the MEWP operating within the 'zone of influence' of an excavation/trench/open precast concrete cable trench or drain?
Does the SWMS show that the MEWP will be operating near overhead powerlines? If so is the operator complying with the requirements of the SWMS?
Is the MEWP floor clear of debris, waste, or unnecessary materials and equipment
Are there objects in the MEWP that allow workers to increase their height or to sit on (e.g. boxes, chairs)? NB: If so they must be removed immediately.
If the MEWP is being operated outside, are the weather conditions suitable for the required operation in accordance with manufacturer's instructions?
Has the Safe Working Load (SWL) marked on EWP and SWL of the working platform been exceeded?
Does the SWMS require a safety observer or spotter to be available at all times to provide additional guidance when EWP is travelling? If so, is one present?
If the MEWP is a boom type, are there fall arrest / restraint systems attached to a suitable anchorage point and worn correctly?
Where fall arrest or fall restraint equipment is being used, have the workers been trained in its specific use?
Have workers completed working at heights training within the last two years or holders of the ticket but have have operated it several times in the last six months?
Is the MEWP inspected by a qualified mechanic / fitter at least every 3 months?
Are all tools materials and equipment secured to prevent a dropped object from falling from heights
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