Incident alert

LOCATION:
COMPANY-WIDE
ACTIVITY:
ACCESS & EGRESS & WORKING AT HEIGHT
SUB ACTIVITY:
N/A
ALERT STATUS:
Normal
DATE ISSUED:
27/02/2011
INCIDENT No:
00281

TITLE
Scissor Lift (MEWP) Failures
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN
United Kingdom
ACCIDENT / INCIDENT DETAILS
Certain specific models of Mobile Elevating Work Platforms (MEWP) or "scissor lifts" have overturned, with fatal consequences in 3 incidents in Europe over the last 4 years. Interlock system failures have been identified.
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LEARNING POINTS / ACTIONS TAKEN
British regulator, the Health & Safety Executive, emphasises the need for adequate Maintenance, Inspection and Testing of these machines and highlights the imperative that they are not used if safety systems are damaged, overridden, or not working.

Concerned readers are recommended to look online at:

http://www.hse.gov.uk/press/2011/hse-scissorlifts.htm?ebul=hsegen&cr=3/10-jan-11

Although the specific models concerned are JLG 500 RTS and 400 RTS, other make/models may be similarly affected.

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