How safe is a MEWP in windy weather?

All MEWPs (Mobile Elevated Working Platforms) have varying restrictions when it comes to wind speed. Looking for a Cherry Picker Wind speed limit? It’s down to the MEWP itself.

With the weather conditions hitting hurricane levels throughout the UK this week the last place anyone will want to be is meters off the amemometer ground. All outdoor machines will have their rated wind speeds within the operators manual that is supplied in the manual box on

APL Suggest purchasing an Anemometers to check the weather conditions before and during any time you spend in a elevated working platform.  In any instance where you are working at height, you should always familiarise yourself with your machine prior to use.each machine.

Always take note of your site conditions, weather conditions and use a anemometer as part of your regular routine.

If you have any further questions relating to wind speeds, anemometers or any access equipment please contact our offices on 0800 085 3709 where our staff will be happy to assist.

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Aerial Platforms
31st October 2013
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.