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For electricians, working at height is often something that can not be avoided. However, it is possible to minimise potential risks when working at height by ensuring that you have the correct level of training and access equipment.

The safest way is the use of Mobile Elevated Work Platforms (MEWPs) such as scissor, boom and vehicle-mounted machines which can help to prevent a fall from occurring when working at height.

The potential for electrocution when working at height can be prevented through proper planning, risk assessment and management of work at height, including thorough operator training and familiarization. GTAccess can help with specifying the correct access platform for the task and we offer free site surveys that will carefully consider site layout, access, egress, land use and terrain.

A powered access platform is one of the safest means for temporary work at height, provided that a risk assessment is done, managers and operators are properly trained and safe use procedures are followed.



IPAF Power Line Guidance

Electrocutions are one of the largest causes of fatalities in the use a MEWP. This guidance document will help operators stay safe when near to power lines/conductors.

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IPAF Power Line Safety Leaflet

Toolbox Talks - MEWP Rescue Plan

A Toolbox Talk on understanding a mobile elevating work platform (MEWP) rescue plan.

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IPAF MEWP Rescue Plan Leaflet


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Before any electrical work at height commences, it is important to assess the following:


  1. Is there adequate space available for the operation and/or machinery.
  2. Are the ground conditions and topography suitable/stable.
  3. Is there adequate safe working distances from overhead services.
  4. Is the site access available/unrestricted.
  5. Are the wind speed, exposure and weather conditions suitable for use.
  6. Are the operatives adequately trained and proficient to undertake the tasks required




Not sure which machine is right for the job?

We're more than happy to carry out an assessment and offer advice to help you choose.

The International Powered Access Federation promotes the safe and effective use of powered access equipment worldwide.


Our dedicated trainers have experience across a wide range of industries and can tailor courses to fit you. Whether you're an Arborist, Steel Erector or Electrician . So if you are looking for something a little bit more in your style then we may be able to help. GTAccess offers training for operators in the safe use of all kinds of Access Platforms. In addition we also offer a range of PASMA, First Aid and Health & Safety courses.

So, whatever you do for a day job, if it means working at height then we can enable you to continue doing it safely and productively.


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