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Safety Bulletins

The EWPA issues Safety Alerts to ensure that EWP Operators and Owners are made aware of any known concerns or issues. 


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  • 26 Mar 2020 12:14 PM | Rodney Grant (Administrator)

    Worksafe has just released a bulletin detailing our expectations during level 4 lockdown times

     

    https://worksafe.govt.nz/managing-health-and-safety/novel-coronavirus-covid-19/alert-level-4-whats-worksafes-approach/

     

     

    The piece that most affects our industry and that of your association / clients;

     

    What does this approach mean for third party audit regimes?

    Some businesses may be required to have equipment or processes audited or approved by third parties.

    The overriding principle is that if the equipment or procedure has been maintained and continues to meet substantive work health and safety requirements, work doesn’t need to stop simply because a certificate cannot be issued due to the constraints imposed by alert level 4. However, PCBUs must actively check to ensure that equipment is safe and compliant. Responsible PCBUs will have been doing this anyway, but they must be additionally vigilant if the regular third party approval cannot reasonably be obtained.

    We are currently developing detailed guidance about what this means in practice and will update this page over the coming days with this information.

     

     

    In short currently regulatory regimes are maintained however WorkSafe understands there may be difficulties complying under level 4 conditions

     

    Specific detail for PECPR equipment will be added to the website tomorrow


  • 20 Mar 2017 3:18 PM | Anonymous

    Genie has determined that the control system utilized on the above referenced machines can malfunction.  Please download the Genie issued safety notice for exact details, serial numbers and urgent remedial action required.   02 2017 - SN 170002_EN (NA_Asia-Pacific_TLA_MEXCAC).pdf



  • 19 Aug 2016 12:40 PM | Anonymous

    The purpose for this SAFETY RELATED BULLETIN is to inspect and ensure the Slave Level Stepped Pins SOCKET HEAD CAPSCREW are torqued properly. Failure to comply with this SAFETY RELATED BULLETIN could result in DEATH or SERIOUS INJURY.

    This inspection should take approximately 1 hour. During the inspection process, if you determine the bolts are not properly torqued, please contact the Snorkel Service Department with the model, complete serial number and hour meter reading.

    Please download file below, and contact Snorkel with any queries.

    PSB 116 003.pdf



  • 29 Feb 2016 10:24 AM | Anonymous

    The EWPA has been notified by DINGLI here in New Zealand (LiftX Limited) of a potential stability related issue with their range of Slab Style scissor lifts manufactured before 2014. A safety bulletin highlighting the situation can be downloaded here -Dingli Safety Bulletin - Feb 2016.pdf  


  • 25 Sep 2015 4:40 PM | Anonymous

    Inspection of all SN15A models are recommended after crack found on 2nd Boom Section.  More info can be downloaded under Resources > Guidance & Standards.

  • 02 Aug 2013 12:19 PM | Anonymous

    Secondary Boom Angle Sensor Calibration

    Genie Alert SN 130005_Australia.pdf

  • 02 Dec 2012 4:00 PM | Anonymous

    Stabiliser/ Boom Interlock Test

    15 2012 Snorkel MHP stabiliser interlock test.pdf

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