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Common Accidents and Prevention Methods With MEWP Working at Height

Working at height is a regular or frequent high-risk operation or special operation in many of our companies, and MEWP (Mobile Elevating Work Platforms) working at height is a commonly used safety equipment for working at height. Therefore, the safety and use of MEWP working at height has become a top priority and a key element in our safety management work. In this article, we will introduce common accidents and prevention methods in working at height.


Falls are the leading cause of fatal accidents when using MEWP working at height. This highlights the need for operators to follow a safe system of work when the MEWP working at height is in the raised position, including wearing a safety harness and being attached to the machine with a safety line. Advanced planning is key to preventing falls, including choosing the right MEWP for the task and becoming familiar with the machine involved.


There are a large number of electrocution fatalities from working at heights on or near high-voltage power line sites. Advanced planning is necessary to minimize risk and work safely near high-voltage power lines. The work plan should include identifying the location of the power source and arranging to isolate and disconnect the power line before the work fence is raised.


MEWP working at height is often used in confined areas, or near elevated structures, which can increase the risk of the operator being trapped or crushed. To address these risks, the working at height industry has taken a number of measures such as raising awareness of the risks, providing guidance on how to reduce the risks, and using equipment known as secondary protection.

Machine Tipping

Tipping over of a MEWP working at height can be caused by excessive gradients, unsuitable ground conditions, incorrect placement of stabilizers or outriggers, or extreme overloading. Always ensure that the MEWP working at height is on level, firm ground, and avoid operating on excessively steep or soft ground. When using stabilizers or outriggers, always place them correctly. Regularly check the condition of the equipment to ensure staff safety.

HANDLER specializes in manufacturing Mobile Elevating Work Platform, fire truck, and power supply truck. As the Primary Drafting Unit of National Standards for Chinese Mobile Elevating Work Platforms, we have 183,000 square meters of Factory, and the Largest Special Vehicle Production Base in China. HANDLER has a strong R&D engineering capability and is the company with the most patents in China's aerial work industry.

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