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Inspecting EWP’s

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Safe Work Australia has published new guidance for inspecting and maintaining elevating work platforms.

Did you know that elevating platforms need to be inspected at least once every year?

Elevating work platforms are high risk equipment that have caused nine worker fatalities in the past five years (2015-2019). An inspection, maintenance and testing program is crucial to assess their safe operation.

Employers are responsible for keeping workers safe and this includes ensuring that plant equipment is inspected and maintained. Elevating work platforms need to be inspected at least annually. Employers must also ensure that workers are given the necessary information, training, instruction and supervision to use elevating work platforms safely.

Safe Work Australia has published new guidance for inspecting and maintaining elevating work platforms.

You can download the Guide to inspecting and maintaining elevating work platforms from the Safe Work Australia website to assist you in making sure your workplace is safe for everyone.

For more information on maintaining EWPs and to download the guide, visit the Safe Work website at www.safeworkaustralia.gov.au/doc/guide-inspecting-and-maintainingelevating- workplatforms

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