Elevated work platforms are equipment designed to access places that are unreachable at extreme heights. They have various such as for rescuing people in case of emergency due to fire break out, in substantial industrial buildings, construction sites, etc.
The self-propelled elevating work platform is kind of EWP designed to be controlled and self-propelled by the operator from his workstation. They cannot entirely situate beyond the base. They position the person with the necessary materials and tools at the specific location. They operated by power and include essential functions like control and drive from the platform.
Comply with particular Standards
All the EWPs except fire-fighting equipment, have to be designed, operated, tested, fabricated, inspected, and maintained in respect with the applicable standards:
While developing Elevating work platforms following specifications must be considered:
- Intermediate rails,guardrails,and toe-boards should be fitted on open sides or bounded to a height of 42 inches.
- There should be guards to prevent the occupier from any contact with the elevating equipment.
- Signs forindicating the safety.
Responsibility and Training of Operator
Those operating elevating work platform equipment should have the expertisefor the safe operation of the device. Moreover, he should be aware of all its limitations.
The occupants should wear safety belts on elevating work platforms for security. It will prevent occurrence of accidents.
Transporting of workers should be avoided on elevated work platforms. They should consider making onlyminor adjusting arrangements.