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Best Practice Guidelines for Mobile Elevating Work Platforms
Mobile Elevating Work Platforms (MEWP's) are useful but complex pieces of equipment that are often used for access in hazardous areas. People have been seriously injured and killed in accidents involving MEWPs. This guideline outlines work practices on how to use and maintain MEWPs safely.
The Best Practice Guide describes the use of logbooks as a means of providing information to assist operators with daily checks and a means of record keeping for routine maintenance checks and recording of faults.
Logbooks assist owners and operators with compliance to AS2550:10, and provide educational and operational consistencies nationwide with New Zealand.
The Official Truck Loading Code of Practice
The Truck loading code sets out a code of practice for the safety of loads on heavy vehicles. It has been prepared to provide owners, drivers, operators and loading staff with guidance in the basic safety principles that must be followed generally, and in particular the precautions that must be taken to ensure the safe carriage of a number of the more common types of load, including containers, pallets, construction equipment, logs and sawn timber.
Best Practice Guidelines for Working at Height
The purpose of these guidelines is to provide practical guidance to employers, contractors, employees and all others engaged in work associated with working at height on how they can meet their obligations under the Health and Safety in Employment Act 1992 and its associated Regulations. Accordingly, adherence to these Best Practice Guidelines is recommended.
Best Practice Guidelines for Working on Roofs
This Best Practice Guidelines for Working on Roofs is published by the Ministry of
Business, Innovation and Employment and has been prepared in association with the Roofing Association of New Zealand (RANZ). The purpose of these guidelines is to provide practical guidance to employers, contractors, employees, and all others engaged in work associated with working on roofs. It offers examples on how duty holders can meet their obligations under the Health and Safety in Employment Act 1992 and its associated regulations. Accordingly, compliance with these best practice guidelines is recommended.
Best Practice Guidelines for Safe use of EWP's in the Horticultural Industry
The horticultural Industry brings complexities and unique operating conditions and parameters not normally seen in normal MEWP operation. This guidance provides support for using horticultural MEWP’s in the horticultural industry. DO NOT use a horticultural specific EWP in any application outside of horticultural work. Though the machines built for this industry are robust and of good quality, the design and operational standards differ from other industries and applications. There is a significant increase in risk from the use of a horticultural EWP outside its designed working environment. If in doubt, seek advice from the manufacturer or make contact with us for assistance.