Safe work practices using elevated work platforms

Planning a safe approach to installing solar panels.


What it contains

Elevating work platforms (EWPs) are mobile mechanical plant designed to lift or lower people, tools, and equipment by a telescopic, hinged or articulated system from a base support to and from an elevated position.

This document outlines the four-step risk management process including:

  1. Identifying hazards – common EWP hazards
  2. Assessing risks – plan use of your EWP's
  3. Controlling risks – safe use of EWP's
  4. Reviewing and revising the controls