Consultation on the proposed Best Practice Guidelines for Mobile Elevating Work Platforms

24 Jun 2013 10:21 AM | Administrator . (Administrator)

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment is seeking input and feedback regarding the proposed Best Practice Guidelines for Mobile Elevating Work Platforms.

When completed, the Guidelines will:

* replace the outdated 1995 Approved Code of Practice for Power-operated Elevating Work Platforms.

* include health and safety guidance for members of the mobile elevating work platform industry; and

* ensure that the guidance material provided around this issue is consistent with related New Zealand documents.

The deadline for submissions for the proposed Best Practice Guidelines for Mobile Elevating Work Platforms is Friday, 26th July 2013.

Hire Industry Association members:

It is imperative that all stakeholders take an interest in this draft document, this will become the 'single most referenced' document by all industries involved with EWP. These guidelines could be in place for many years before they are revised or updated. We must do our best to ensure it suits industry. 

We appreciate you are all busy people, and that only parts of the document may be of interest depending on your position within the EWP industry. All and any feedback is greatly appreciated.

The Draft Document and Response Form can be accessed from the link below.

HIANZ members can send their response forms to HIANZ, or send directly to MBIE. Please complete the Response Form and return it by email to either: 

Phil Tindle, General Manager, HIANZ - email:
Jeena Murphy, Senior Advisor, MBIE - email:

Only written feedback on the Response Form will be considered. Responses are due by 5pm on Friday 26th July 2013.

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