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MEWPs (Boom Type) Anti-entrapment

This mandatory standard must be applied at all construction locations.

  • All boom type MEWPs on Morgan Sindall projects must:
  • Have a suitable anti-entrapment device which must automatically stop the movement of the machine as soon as a potential entrapment occurs.
  • Have an audible and visual warning alarm fitted to alert users at ground level of an entrapment.
  • Be taken out of service immediately if not fitted with anti entrapment device.
  • A written rescue plan must be in place for any MEWP, and operatives must be briefed on the requirements, and drills undertaken and recorded.
  • For Further guidance please refer to Construction Plant Hire Association Guide ‘Avoiding trapping/crushing injuries to people in the platform’.

Pat Boyle

Managing Director