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Preventing falls from boom-type mobile elevating work platforms

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This information sheet explains how to prevent falls, not just mitigate the effects once a fall occurs. It also explains how to select suitable fall protection equipment where the risk cannot be adequately controlled. All types of boom (articulated and telescopic) mobile elevating work platforms (MEWPs), commonly known as ‘cherry pickers’, are covered by this guidance, including ones that are: vehicle-mounted; self-propelled; trailer-mounted.

It includes sections on:

  • Assessing the risk
  • Controlling the risk
  • Use of fall protection
  • Types of fall protection equipment

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