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Steps to Sustainability: Top Environmentally-Friendly Tips To Consider When Hiring a Powered Access Platform

In an era where sustainability is at the forefront of agendas, it’s crucial to consider eco-friendly alternatives in every aspect of our lives, including powered access equipment, such as cherry pickers

MEWPs play a vital role in various industries and projects, from facilities management and construction to maintenance and beyond. Therefore all industries need to consider access-platform-sustainability where noise levels, energy usage and emissions, for example, are part of powered access hire decision-making.

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What MEWP Training is Required to Work on a Construction Site Safely?

The highest number of fatalities in the workplace are caused by falling from a height. With the majority of fatalities being in construction and many sites requiring people to work at height, following HSE guidance is paramount.   Although using a MEWP (Mobile Elevated Work Platforms) will form part of health and safety (H&S) site rules and is one of the safest ways to work at height, the risk of injury or worse is always there, even for the most experienced operator. 

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The Ultimate Cherry Picker Checklist For Working Safely & Effectively

Operating a cherry picker requires a strong commitment to safety, precision and skill. To ensure the smooth and safe operation of your MEWP, it’s essential to have a well-structured checklist in place.

In this blog, we’ll break down the key sections of an effective cherry picker checklist, covering everything from hiring MEWPs and access platforms training to safety protocols, pre-operation checks and more to ensure you have a safe and successful experience. 

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