This document, which is to be used in conjunction with EN 280-1:2022, specifies the additional safety requirements for MEWPs of Type 1 Group B equipped with a load lifting appliance. The load-lifting appliance is designed for lifting suspended loads only as part of the task being carried out by personnel from the work platform. This document deals with the additional hazards, hazardous situations and events relevant to load lifting appliances either on the extending lifting structure or on the work platform, when the MEWP and load lifting appliance are used as intended and under conditions of misuse which are reasonably foreseeable by the manufacturer of the MEWP. The significant hazards covered by this document are listed in Annex A.
This document does not cover the following:
a) the use of a MEWP for lifting persons as a suspended load;
b) the use of a MEWP for lifting suspended loads from a control position other than the work platform;
c) requirements for lifting accessories;
d) lifting or lowering of suspended loads for general materials handling as carried out by a crane;
e) MEWPs compliant with EN 280-1:2022, 188.8.131.52 and/or 184.108.40.206 (enhanced stability and overload criteria);
f) MEWPS others than Type1 Group B.
Load lifting appliance can be:
g) fixed load attachment points on the work platform or on the extending lifting structure where the load can be positioned in reach of the personnel on the platform;
h) lifting equipment for lifting or lowering the load with a stationary platform. The equipment is attached to the work platform or extending structure and may have a load lifting jib.
NOTE The lifting equipment can be either permanently attached or removable.