Boom Type Platforms - When working from a
boom type Mobile Elevating Work Platform (MEWP), it is strongly
recommended that a full body harness with an adjustable lanyard be used
to provide work restraint. The lanyard should be adjusted to be as short
as possible and may contain an energy absorbing device.
This includes Static Booms (1b) and Mobile Booms (3b).
Vertical Lifts -
It is not normally necessary for personnel working from avertical lift
to wear fall protection equipment, other than in exceptional
This includes Static Verticals
(1a), Mobile Verticals (3a), Push Around Verticals (PAV) and Mast
Climbing Work Platforms (MCWP).
The need for a fall protection
system will be the outcome of a job specific risk assessment undertaken
prior to work commencing and taking into consideration the
manufacturer’s operators’ manual.