The EWP industry standard is for operators of mobile elevating work platforms (EWPs) and persons, such as employers, who have responsibilities managing hazards and risks associated with the operation and use of EWPs.
The industry standard provides advice on the safe use and maintenance of mobile elevating work platforms, referred to as EWPs and also known as MEWPs. It includes the principles and requirements for using EWPs that are common across a broad range of industries and applications.
The standard covers topics:
who has duties
EWP selection and planning
different types of EWPs
training and competency for those using, observing or spotting an EWP
safe use of harnesses and harness inspection
planning and preparation for the collection and delivery of EWPs
inspection and maintenance requirements and a pre-operational checklist
hazards, including electrical, crushing, overturning, using near water, falling objects, collision and environmental hazards
safe work practices when installing overhead pipe or duct work, large panels, where shade cloths/welding tents are attached; when painting, welding, grinding, shotcreting from an EWP platform; when travelling the EWP with platform raised, through restricted spaces or on inclines
emergency procedures when using an EWP
steps to follow if the EWP makes contact with overhead powerlines and post-incident actions that need to be taken
AS/NZS 1891– Industrial fall arrest systems and devices series
AS/NZS 1891.4:2009 – Industrial fall-arrest systems and devices – Selection, use and maintenance
AS 2550.10:2006 – Cranes, Hoist and Winches – Safe use – Mobile Elevating Work Platforms.
AS/NZS 3012:2019 – Electrical installations – Construction and demolition sites
AS/NZS 3760:2010 – Information about: In-service safety inspection and testing of electrical equipment