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    UK CONTRACTORS SET MINIMUM MEWP STANDARDS

    Specification, management and operation on UKCG projects

    The UK Contractors Group (UKCG) has published guidance on the minimum standard for specifying, managing and operating MEWPs on UKCG projects.

    There are over 60,000 Mobile Elevated Work Platforms (MEWPs) in the UK market used across all industrial sectors by a wide variety of trades as a safe temporary method of working at height.

    Their popularity and range of applications has grown with their size, complexity, controls and functionality varying depending on the category, manufacturer, model and size of machine.

    The UKCG document provides guidance on how UK Construction Group [UKCG] Members will manage and permit the use of Mobile Elevating Work Platforms [MEWP] on their sites.

    The guidance covers legal compliance, procedure, statutory regulations and HSE guidance. However, the UKCG stress that it is likely that in addition to these elements individual UKCG Members may have additional or higher requirements. The document should therefore be seen as a minimum standard for specifying, managing and operating MEWPs on site.

     

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