Building Safety

New MEWPs Guidance

New MEWPs guidance has been made available for Construction.

The new MEWPs guidance has been issued by IPAF on the “catapult” or whiplash effect. The catapult effect occurs when stored energy or an impact to the MEWP’s superstructure causes a whiplash effect, which travels through the boom to the platform.

This new guidance will aim to ensure that work at height is properly planned with adequate control measures to prevent serious or fatal injury.

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