A MEWP, or Mobile Elevated Work Platform, truck is a specialised vehicle designed for accessing elevated work areas safely and efficiently. It is commonly used in construction, maintenance, and other industries where workers need to reach heights to perform tasks. MEWPs are often equipped with a platform or basket that can be raised to various heights and maneuverer into different positions.
The primary function of a MEWP truck is to provide a stable and secure platform for workers to perform tasks at heights. These tasks may include maintenance, repairs, installation, cleaning, or construction work. MEWPs are particularly valuable when working on structures, machinery, or buildings where ladders or scaffolding may be impractical or unsafe.
MEWP trucks are available in various types, including scissor lifts, boom lifts, and cherry pickers, each with unique features to suit specific tasks and work environments. They are equipped with safety features such as guardrails, harness attachment points, and emergency descent mechanisms to ensure the well-being of operators and workers at height.