Become a Safer Operator with our Pre-Use Inspection Checklist



Did you know that it is your legal responsibility, as the operator, to make sure that the MEWP you will be using is in good working order, well maintained and inspected by a competent person to ensure the machine is safe to use. (PUWER 1998)

Pre-Use Inspections are key when operating a machine and should not be overlooked as at the end of the day, it is your safety that is at risk.

What checks should I be doing in a Pre-Use Inspection?

The aim of a Pre-Use Inspection is to check that the machine is in good working order before use. Not only will you want to be doing visual checks of the machine such as checking its power source, structure and more, but you will also want to complete function tests to check all operations can be completed safely.

Knowing where to start can prove difficult if you have never done one before and so our useful checklist will help you to check through the different parts of the machine systematically.

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What to do if any faults are found?

If any faults are found then be sure to report it to your supervisor or site manager. Never assume that the machine will be okay until you have completed your Pre-Use Inspection.


For more info please call our IPAF experts on 01942 262 993 or book a course online by clicking below!

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Written by:
Aerial Platforms
1st August 2017
COVID - 19

COVID – 19

Here at APL/APC we are committed to safety and are actively doing our part to reduce the chances of COVID-19 spreading. Whilst we employ a number of these practices anyway, we are taking extra care that all of our staff follow them.

Upon returning to our HQ, each machine is thoroughly cleaned with G101 multi purpose cleaner and extra attention is taken on high risk areas of the machine such as keypads and control boxes using special Biocidal cleaner.

All of our drivers have been given special disinfectant wipes and cleaning supplies to keep their trucks clean and reduce the risk of spreading the virus.

We are also disinfecting our offices daily and have adopted many safeguarding techniques including keeping a 2m distance between any two people at one time.