Elevating Work Platforms industry standard - Key changes

Summary of changes made to the Elevating Work Platforms industry standard.


Edition 3 (November 2022)

Front cover

  • changed from Edition 2 to Edition 3
  • release date updated from October 2022 to November 2022

Part 3 – Hazards

3.2 Crushing hazards

Page 36

Wording of the first sentence of the ‘Secondary guarding’ section has been amended as follows. 

Back cover

Document control number has been updated.

Edition 2 (October 2022)

Front cover

  • changed from Edition 1 to Edition 2
  • release date updated from April 2021 to October 2022

Part 2 – Safe operation of EWPs

2.1 Training and competency

Page 13

New content added to Edition 2:

Information about the hazards and risks need to be shared regularly, for example, through daily safety meetings/toolbox talks. These could be used to provide information on topics such as:

  • Safe use and operation of the EWP in the workplace environment.
  • Any identified hazards and any measures that are to be implemented to control the risks.
  • Carrying out pre-operational inspections prior to use (see part 6 for more information on inspections).

Page 15 - ‘Safety observer’ sub-heading and content has been updated as follows:

Part 5 – Emergency Procedures

5.1 Emergency procedures when using EWPs

Page 59

The first paragraph on page 59 has had the wording ‘and support personnel’ removed.

Part 6 – Inspections and Maintenance

Introduction to Part 6

Page 64

The last sentence of the introductory paragraph has been updated as follows:

The content in the first paragraph of section 6.1 Inspection has been updated as follows:

A new 'Note' has been added to Edition 2:

Note: Under the OHS Act duty holders must provide and maintain plant and systems of work that are, so far as is reasonably practicable, safe and without risk to health. Such systems need to ensure that regular inspections (including pre-operational inspections) are undertaken to monitor any risks associated with the use of the EWP. See part 1.1 Duties for more information.

Back cover

Document control number has been updated.

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