Code of Practice for the Safe use of MEWPs which was released by BSI
The new BS 8460:2017 Code of Practice for the Safe use of MEWPs which was released by BSI in October 2017
The HSE have published a guidance document for the selection, management and use of MEWPs, the GIES6. This document contains new guidance and doesn’t just apply to construction tasks, therefore it is vital that it is properly understood and implemented. The guidance document is available to view and download here .
This information sheet is aimed at those who select, specify, manage and operate mobile elevating work platforms (MEWPs). It tells you what you should consider before selecting a MEWP to gain access to work at height and the risks that need to be assessed and managed while the MEWP is in use.
All types of MEWPs are covered by this guidance, including
Vertical Scissor Lifts