If you are working at height on an aerial lift, you may be required to use fall protection equipment to prevent you from falling. The specific type of fall protection that is required will depend on the height of the lift and the type of work you are doing. For example, if you are working at a height of 2 meters or more, you may be required to use a personal fall arrest system, which consists of :
- a full-body harness,
- a lanyard,
- a anchor point.
You may also be required to use guardrails (quick reminder that all Klubb aerial work platforms are designed with guardrails) or other protective barriers to prevent falls. It's important to follow all applicable safety regulations and use the appropriate fall protection equipment when working on an aerial lift.
Can a MEWP be used as a substitute for a crane?
Due to their specific design, MEWP can only be used to elevate operators and their equipment. They are designed for accessing high areas that would otherwise be difficult to access. Whilst crane are designed to lift and move heavy objects.
Operator Comfort in Aerial Platforms: A Key to Safety
Aerial platform operators are akin to superheroes. Working at heights, they face unique challenges and must contend with various risks. It is imperative to ensure that their risky work is made as secure as possible. One way to achieve this is by enhancing operator comfort when using an aerial platform. At Klubb, we recognize that investing in operator comfort can have a significant impact on their safety and productivity.
PPE: what is their importance for the safety of operators?
Personal protective equipment (PPE) has the role of protecting operators of aerial work platforms from the various risks they face in their profession. PPE is not the only form of protection, but rather one among other safety measures that employers, employees on site, and manufacturers providing safe work platforms should consider.