• Ground Conditions for MEWPs

    Before using a MEWP, a full assessment of the ground conditions must be completed. In the information below we have some useful tips on how to assess the ground conditions, types of spreader pads and additional factors to take into account.


    Key points on ground conditions for MEWPs

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  • Make a full assessment of the ground conditions

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  • Take into account the point loads imposed by the machine and the dynamic load transmitted to the ground if the MEWP is moving at ground level or at height

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  • Make sure the spreader pad is the appropriate size and type

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  • Inspect spreader pads before use

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  • Take into account additional factors such as the weight of the operator, materials and fuel

  • We have a choice of MEWPs for indoor and outdoor use with platform heights ranging from 3m to 75m including scissor lifts, boom lifts, spider lifts, van and truck-mounted platforms. Our expert team are on hand to advise you on all aspects of your MEWP hire.

    For more information call 03301 340 209 or fill out our contact form and we will get back you.


    Guidance on the Assessment of Ground Conditions - IPAF


    Ground Conditions for MEWPs Video Below