Plant and equipment

  • use plant and equipment only within its capabilities and in accordance with manufacturer’s recommendations
  • do not use mobile plant:
    • on soft ground
    • where underground assets are present
    • on recently filled excavations
    • sloping or uneven surfaces
    • if not design for such purposes
  • ropes should not be attached to the plant or equipment
  • plant needs to be inspected and maintained as per the manufacturer’s recommendations
  • the top of the EWP basket should be located at the same level or above where the cut is made
  • workers in the EWP basket need to wear full body harness, to prevent being flicked out in the event the boom springs back, eg if the basket snags
  • do not carry fuel in the basket of the EWP
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