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Should the operator wear a safety harness?
What maintenance is required?
Can I use my existing old Squirrel Manuals & Check list (documents)?
Should the operator perform a daily pre-operational check?
What operator training is required?
Can I use Generic Manuals (documents)?
For Squirrel MEWPs
For other makes of MEWPs
You must maintain and Operate the Squirrel within the recommendations of Crendon Machinery.
What is required to do a Squirrel 1,000 hour Safety Check
Crendon Machinery have aCheck List and a Safety Check List which describes what and how to do this checking, some of the important areas are listed below;
What is the cost for the Safety Check List part and who can do it?
What is required to do a Squirrel 1,000 hour Service and Maintenance
This all depends on how well the Squirrel is maintained and the amount of preventive . It can take 6 hours if well maintained or up to 30 hours or more if major dismantling and seal replacement is required.
What is the cost?
For all MEWPs
EWPs regulations in W.A. are changing soon to be in line with the rest of Australia
When will the new Law (regulation) be introduced?
In about mid to late 2021
In WA the government is progressing the development of new work health and safety legislation for WA (as advised by the Premier), and that you would recommend employers check that their equipment is in safe working order. for more info click hear
You will have to consider up dating safety features to the latest manufacturing requirements. If you don't do this and have an accident you will be in serious breach of the safety laws.
What is some of the Safety upgrading that Work Safe WA require (but not limited to) when this new introduced.
Have a speed interlocking system so that the machine cannot be driven at an unsafe ground speed at heights. Clause 5.2.5 of AS1418.10-2011
2. Cage gate will need to be self-closing and locking with two independent locking systems. Clause 2.5.6 of AS1418.10-2011
3. Have an audible alarm when the machine reaches an unsafe angle. Clauses 2.2.12, 12.3 & 5.24 of AS1418.10-2011
4. If the EWP is rated at more than 5º slope, it must have a mechanical fail-safe braking system to hold the machine on a slope that it is capable of negotiating. Clauses 2.2.12, 12.3 & 5.24 of AS1418.10-2011
What must I do?
If your Squirrel has chain drives, there are numerous areas which require upgrading. Unfortunately, the cost of this is high and is not viable on old small EWPs. AS 1418.10 standards are up dated periodically. If your Squirrel is fitted with planetary wheel hub drives, obtain a current maintenance procedure from Crendon Machinery.
What parts have to be Upgraded?
What is the cost of this safety Upgraded?
if you Squirrel already has planetary wheel hubs, between $2,000 -$7000 depending on .
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