MEWP accidents: Causes, Accident Videos & Incident analysis

0
405
MEWP accidents

MEWP accidents are mostly caused by three (3) factors:

  1. Gross incompetence due to lack of training and experience
  2. Adoption of unsafe working at height procedures
  3. Mechanical fault from the equipment

All MEWP (Mobile Elevated Work Platform) accidents, as all other accidents are over 90% preventable.

Responsive Links

MEWP hazards

Major MEWP hazards as mentioned in my article on MEWP Safety are:

  • Entrapment: Operator being trapped between part of the basket and a fixed structure.
  • Overturning: The machine may overturn throwing the operator from the basket;
  • Falling: An operator may fall from the basket during work activities.
  • Collision: The machine may collide with pedestrians, overhead cables or nearby vehicles.

If the root cause of all accidents are tackled, most of the accidents will be prevented subsequently.

Here are some MEWP accidents videos

Download Mobile Elevated Work Platform Incidents analysis by Health and safety Executive

 

Contact us for questions and contributions.

 

DO WELL TO SHARE THIS ARTICLE

Thank You

Responsive

Leave a Reply