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What is BS EN 14492-2:2010+A1:2015?

BS EN 14492-2:2010+A1:2015 is a British standard that sets out the requirements for the design, testing, and use of powered access installations used for raising and lowering goods and personnel. It specifically focuses on mobile elevating work platforms (MEWPs) and aerial work platforms (AWPs) that are commonly used in the construction industry.

The Scope and Purpose of the Standard

The main purpose of BS EN 14492-2:2010+A1:2015 is to ensure the safety of personnel and the integrity of the equipment during operations involving MEWPs and AWPs. The standard provides manufacturers, suppliers, and users with guidance on the design, construction, and safe use of these powered access installations.

Key Requirements of the Standard

BS EN 14492-2:2010+A1:2015 outlines several key requirements that must be met for compliance. These include ensuring stability, strength, and durability of the equipment, as well as proper operating controls and safety devices. The standard also addresses issues such as emergency lowering procedures, pre-use inspections, and routine maintenance checks.

Complying with BS EN 14492-2:2010+A1:2015

To comply with this standard, manufacturers must conduct thorough product testing and risk assessments. Regular inspections and maintenance procedures need to be implemented by owners and operators to ensure ongoing safe use of the equipment. Additionally, users should receive proper training and be aware of the limitations and precautions when operating MEWPs and AWPs.


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