Daily To Do’s: Perform Pre-Operation Inspections on Genie® MEWPs
by Scott Owyen - Director of Training On Oct 1, 2020, 03:00 AM
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A pre-operation inspection is a visual inspection of a mobile elevating work platform (MEWP) performed by the operator prior to each work shift. The inspection is designed to discover if anything is apparently wrong with a machine before it is put into service.
A best practice for safe work at height is for the MEWP operator to follow the step-by-step instructions listed in the manufacturer’s supplied operator’s manual to complete the pre-operation inspection prior to start-up of each shift. For example, Genie operator’s manuals contain specific, detailed instructions on what tasks to perform, as well as how to perform the tasks. Operators should always read the MEWP’s operator’s manual, provided by the equipment manufacturer, to learn more on how to perform these inspections. It is important that operators always use the appropriate operator’s manual for the MEWP they are inspecting.
Click here to get a printable pre-operation inspection check list that Genie recommends its MEWP operators to perform.