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Published

17th October 2011

Knowledge Type

Micro-report

Organisation

, Olympic Delivery Authority , BAM Nuttall Ltd

Major Project

London 2012

Authors

Richard Gethin - BAM Nuttall

Of Interest To

Public sector clients Contractors Private sector clients

The lowering of mobile elevated working platforms in an emergency

Summary

Lessons learned following a fatality on a non-London 2012 project involving a mobile elevated working platform (MEWP) resulted in an emergency drill being carried out on the Olympic Park. It was found that not enough of the workforce knew how to lower a MEWP in an emergency. Further training of operatives was recommended to mitigate this health and safety risk.