Workshop on Safe Use of Mobile Elevating Work Platforms (MEWP)




22nd March, Wednesday
1:30pm to 5:45pm

SMF House, Room E1.5, Level 1, 2985 Jalan Bukit Merah, Singapore 159457

SYNOPSIS

The use of equipment to lift and move heavy objects is a crucial and common activity in many industries in Singapore today.  It is therefore important that lifting equipment are properly maintained, safely deployed and operated, and lifting activities are well-planned and well-managed to minimise the risks of accidents.

 

The new SS 616:2016 Code of practice for safe use of mobile elevating work platforms covers safety requirements for the protection of persons working with mobile elevating work platforms (MEWPs).  It covers the basic safety principles, operation, maintenance and inspection of MEWPs.

 

SS 616 complements the Approved Codes of Practice/Singapore Standards related to lifting equipment and work at heights.  SS 616 serve to provide more guidance on lifting equipment to help optimise workers’ health and safety on the job. Click here.



OBJECTIVES

• Overview of the standards and how they can improve personal and workplace safety and health.
• Legislative requirements relating to MEWP.
• General requirements on MEWP, safety criteria and clearance for lifting activities.



ADMINISTRATIVE DETAILS

Programme is tentative and is subject to change at the sole discretion of Singapore Manufacturing Federation.

Should you require further information or assistance, kindly contact Julia Yeo at

6826 3109



Julia Yeo
gessc3@smf-sdo.org.sg