IPAF Updates Guidance on Exiting the Platform Safely at Height | Construction News

IPAF has released updated guidance E2 on exiting the platform at height. The document states that aerial work platforms are specifically designed to lift people to a position where they can work at height safely within the platform, and that they are not designed for the purposes of transfer or exiting at height. Hence, people should only enter or exit the work platform at access positions at ground level or on the chassis.

The document outlines criteria for exceptional cases where the aerial lift may be used to gain access to or from a work area at height, where exiting the platform at height may be permitted, what hazards should be considered in the risk assessment, and what control measures should be taken.

The guidance is available at the Publications/Technical Guidance section of www.ipaf.org.