Designed for those who supervise and manage the use of mobile elevating work platforms in the workplace, IPAF MEWTS for managers is ideal for those in the construction and related industries. Offered by the British Safety Council, this course teaches managers and supervisors how to use this equipment safely in the workplace and how to conduct a risk assessment when using this equipment. Attendees will learn how to choose the correct MEWP for the job at hand, how to choose the correct personal protective equipment and how the legislation affects them and anyone operating this machinery. The course is also designed to help managers supervise the use of this equipment and prevent any accidents from happening while MEWPs are in use. IPAF MEWPs for Managers is an important course for any senior member of staff within the construction industry as this equipment will likely come into use at some point. Although training is designed to prevent accidents, unfortunately they still have the potential to occur.
Working from height and dangerous equipment
Mobile elevating work platforms create a risk of injury due to the large machinery and due to working at height. Managers and supervisors have a responsibility to train operators on how to choose the correct equipment and how to use it. The equipment itself must also be monitored to ensure that any damages are fixed and that the platform is in a safe condition to use. Falls from height can cause head injuries and broken bones if personal protective equipment is not provided and the appropriate training is not offered. In addition, working with poorly maintained equipment can cause serious injury. If you have evidence of negligence and have had an accident, then you may want to make a compensation claim.
The claims process
The Accident Advice Helpline can take you step by step through your claim should you have evidence that an accident occurred due to the negligence of a third party. If you want to receive some no-obligation advice, just give our 24-hour helpline a call for free and speak to a relevant expert about your case. As we operate on a no win, no fee basis you will never have to pay anything upfront for our advice or for our help in processing your claim. We will only take a fee if we win your case meaning you have nothing to lose.
Date Published: June 15, 2014
Author: David Brown