Australia’s Elevating Work Platform Association has released its new Good Practice Guide for aerial work platforms today.
Based on the Worksafe NZ publication, the 74-page guide has been rewritten, reviewed and revised by a large team of industry professionals. This has been made up by the EWPA Technical Committee, EWPA Training Subcommittee, EWPA board of directors and a number of external industry experts from rental companies, manufacturers, service and maintenance companies, training providers, consulting engineers and members of AS and ISO standards committees.
The association says that the guide will remain as a ‘live’ online asset with updates/modifications being implemented on a regular basis. It has also said that as part of its commitment to promote and support a safe access industry, it has taken the decision to make the Good Practice Guide freely available to the general public.
The document is well laid out, exceptionally comprehensive, easy to read and very helpful, covering all aspects of using aerial work platforms, from planning, to machine types and selection, to safe operation, maintenance and inspection.
We will publish a full review in the next Cranes & Access magazine.