BS 8460:2017 pdf download

BS 8460:2017 pdf download

BS 8460:2017 pdf download.Code of practice for the safe use of MEWPs
1 Scope
This British Standard gives recommendations and guidance for the selection, hiring, positioning, maintenance and thorough examination of mobile elevating work platforms (MEWPs). It also gives recommendations for the safe use of MEWPs, including the selection and training of operators and other personnel, together with guidance to assist in the selection of competent persons. NOTE This British standard does not give recommendations for delivering persons and materials to fixed landing levels. Equipment intended for this purpose, such as lifts or hoists, are dealt with by other standards including BS EN 12158-1, Builders’ hoists for goods – Hoists with accessible platforms, BS EN 12159, Builders hoists for persons and materials with vertically guided cages, and BS EN 81 (all parts), Safety rules for the construction and installation oflifts.
2 Normative references
The following documents are referred to in the text in such a way that some or all of their content constitutes provisions of this document. For dated references, only the edition cited applies. For undated references, the latest edition of the referenced document (including any amendments) applies.
BS 8437, Code of practice for selection, use and maintenance of personal fall protection systems and equipment for use in the workplace
BS EN ISO/IEC 17020, Conformity assessment – Requirements for the operation of various types of bodies performing inspection
3 Terms and definitions
For the purposes of this British Standard, the following terms and definitions apply.
3.1 accessory
device attached to a work platform to assist with tasks being carried out from the work platform
NOTE Acessories might include secondary guarding, cladding carriers, camera pods, sign carriers, glazing carriers, lighting frames, advertising panels and pipe racks.
3.2 anchor point
designated element secured to or part of a work platform to which a fall protection system (work restraint and/or fall arrest) can be attached
3.3 articulated boom
extending structure of a boom-type MEWP which moves by articulation of one or more booms
NOTE Figure A.1 FEigure A.2 and Figure A.3 of Annex A give diagrams for different MEWP positions.
3.4 collective protection
assembly of components or equipment which provides fall protection for all persons working at height, without requiring any action on their part to be effective
3.5 competent engineer
person who has such theoretical knowledge of the design of the MEWP as enables them to assess the design of the item in order to establish appropriate criteria for any proposed modification or adaptation, or to carry out a thorough examination
3.6 competent person
person having sufficient professional or technical training, knowledge, actual practical experience and authority to enable them to:
carry out their assigned duties at the level of responsibility allocated to them; understand any potential hazards related to the work (or equipment) under consideration; and detect any technical defects or omissions in that work (or equipment), recognize any implications for health and safety caused by those defects or omissions, and specify a remedial action to mitigate those implications
NOTE The attributes for competence which this implies are detailed in Z.2.