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Safety Guide 5: Use of Mobile Elevating Work Platforms in Tree Work

This leaflet provides an overview of safety guidance for anyone who is required to use a Mobile Elevating Work Platform (MEWP) to carry out tree work. The guidance is summarised from the Technical Guide on the subject (TG5): Use of Mobile Elevating Work Platforms in Tree Work.

It contains notes on good practice which are not compulsory but which you may find helpful in considering what you need to do.

It is assumed that if you are applying the principles and guidance laid out here, then the decision that it is necessary to use a MEWP has already been made.

For guidance on making that decision, reference should be made to the Industry Code of Practice for Arboriculture: Tree Work at Height (ICoP) and TG5.

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