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Mobile Elevating Work Platform (MEWP) Pre-Use Inspection

This pre-operation checklist intends to identify defects and safety hazards before operation. The main aim of a pre-start checklist inspection is to ensure a vehicle or piece of equipment is safe to use.
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07/16/2022

Mobile Elevating Work Platform (MEWP) Pre-Use Inspection

This pre-operation checklist intends to identify defects and safety hazards before operation. The main aim of a pre-start checklist inspection is to ensure a vehicle or piece of equipment is safe to use.
  • Department:

  • MEWP make/model:

  • MEWP ID:

  • Hour meter reading:

    Meter name
    Unit
  • MEWP type:

  • Inspection conducted by (operator/inspector):

    • Date:

      • Power Off Checks

      • 1. Wheels and tires

        • Yes
        • No
        • N / A
      • 2. Lights/strobes

        • Yes
        • No
        • N / A
      • 3. Mirrors/visibility aids

        • Yes
        • No
        • N / A
      • Engine/engine compartment:

      • a. Belts/hoses

        • Yes
        • No
        • N / A
      • b. Cables/wires

        • Yes
        • No
        • N / A
      • c. Debris

        • Yes
        • No
        • N / A
      • Battery/batteries:

      • a. Terminals tight

        • Yes
        • No
        • N / A
      • b. Clean/dry/secure

        • Yes
        • No
        • N / A
      • Hydraulics:

      • a. Cylinders/rods

        • Yes
        • No
        • N / A
      • b. Hoses/lines/fittings

        • Yes
        • No
        • N / A
      • Fluids:

      • a. Engine oil Level Leaks

        • Yes
        • No
        • N / A
      • b. Engine coolant Level Leaks

        • Yes
        • No
        • N / A
      • c. Hydraulic oil Level Leaks

        • Yes
        • No
        • N / A
      • d. Fuel/battery Level Leaks

        • Yes
        • No
        • N / A
      • 8. Data/capacity plate

        • Yes
        • No
        • N / A
      • 9. Counterweight/Counterweight bolt(s)

        • Yes
        • No
        • N / A
      • 10. Cover panels

        • Yes
        • No
        • N / A
      • 11. Boom valley/under platform – leaks/debris

        • Yes
        • No
        • N / A
      • 12. Accessory plugs and cables

        • Yes
        • No
        • N / A
      • 13. Boom/lift arms – general condition/wear

        • Yes
        • No
        • N / A
      • 14. Power track – lines/hoses

        • Yes
        • No
        • N / A
      • 15. Safety prop functional

        • Yes
        • No
        • N / A
      • 16. Platform–guardrails/toeboard/anchorages/gate

        • Yes
        • No
        • N / A
      • 17. Weather-resistant storage compartment/manuals

        • Yes
        • No
        • N / A
      • 18. Control markings visible

        • Yes
        • No
        • N / A
      • 19. Other:

        • Yes
        • No
        • N / A
      • 20. Other:

        • Yes
        • No
        • N / A
      • 21. Other:

        • Yes
        • No
        • N / A
      • Power On Checks

      • 22. Unit starts and runs properly

        • Yes
        • No
        • N / A
      • 23. Instruments/gauges

        • Yes
        • No
        • N / A
      • 24. Warning lights/audible alarms

        • Yes
        • No
        • N / A
      • 25. Fuel/charge level

        • Yes
        • No
        • N / A
      • 26. Horn/audible warning device(s)

        • Yes
        • No
        • N / A
      • 27. Function controls:

      • a. Boom/jib/lift arms – raise/lower/extend/retract

        • Yes
        • No
        • N / A
      • b. Turret rotate

        • Yes
        • No
        • N / A
      • c. Drive - forward/reverse

        • Yes
        • No
        • N / A
      • d. Steer – left/right

        • Yes
        • No
        • N / A
      • e. Platform – tilt/rotate/extend

        • Yes
        • No
        • N / A
      • f. Stability enhancing devices

        • Yes
        • No
        • N / A
      • g. Function – enable (deadman) devices

        • Yes
        • No
        • N / A
      • 28. Emergency/auxiliary controls

        • Yes
        • No
        • N / A
      • 29. Safety interlocks

        • Yes
        • No
        • N / A
      • 30. Braking – stops & holds

        • Yes
        • No
        • N / A
      • 31. Other:

        • Yes
        • No
        • N / A
      • General

      • 32. Mfr. operating manual stored on MEWP

        • Yes
        • No
        • N / A
      • 33. Safety decals/warnings/placards

        • Yes
        • No
        • N / A
      • 34. Misc. parts – loose/missing/broken

        • Yes
        • No
        • N / A
      • Work Area Inspection

      • 35. Drop-offs or holes

        • Yes
        • No
        • N / A
      • 36. Bumps and floor/ground obstructions

        • Yes
        • No
        • N / A
      • Report any problems found to supervisor. ALWAYS lock/tag-out unsafe equipment.

      • Comments/Action Items:

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