HSENI Safety Alert: Mast Climbing Work Platforms

HSENI have issued a safety alert on mast climbing work platforms.

This alert is intended to tell industry, employers, duty holders and workers that use Mast Climbing Work Platforms (MCWPs) that a serious technical fault has been identified by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) in Great Britain. Mast climbing work platforms (MCWPs) are used widely across construction projects. These can be used in other industries for access and to maintain large plant. Platforms could fall from height where mechanical faults in drive units go undetected. If not rectified quickly, the fault could cause serious injury, or even death. This safety alert has information and advice on what to do if you supply, install, use, inspect, service, maintain or examine MCWPs for use at work.

HSENI have advised that it continues to work with HSE GB in relation to this issue and when further information becomes available the safety alert will be updated accordingly.