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Elevating work platforms

Elevating work platforms (EWPs) are often used on construction sites, in warehouses and where mobile access to height is needed.

Training must be provided before anyone use an EWPs and for a boom-type EWP, where the boom length is 11 metres or more, the operator must hold a High Risk Work Licence.

Consider any safety issues before selecting and using EWPs, including ground conditions and uneven surfaces, overhead hazards, wind conditions and the potential for crush-injury risks to workers in the basket.

A full safety harness must be worn by everyone on the platform of a boom-type EWP, and be secured to the anchor point.

Watch these animations highlighting potential overhead crush and electrocution hazards when using EWPs, thanks to WorkSafe Victoria.

Overhead crush and electrocution hazards when using boom lifts Overhead crush and electrocution hazards when using scissor lifts