RENTAL TIPS: Good practice tips for rental companies and contractors on how to manage MEWPs

Rental companies and contractors can refer to a good practice guide produced by IPAF which lists some of the key points that should be considered when managing any type of mobile elevating work platform (MEWP).

The document “Management of MEWPs – Good Practice for Rental Companies and Contractors” was produced in consultation with manufacturers, contractors, rental companies and other interested parties.

While this good practice guide was produced following requests for guidance on managing “large and complex” MEWPs, IPAF’s members believe that the key principles of good MEWP management are relevant to all types of MEWP and not limited to “large and complex” machines.

The document guides rental companies and contractors through the entire process from planning and ordering equipment, right up to the point of delivery and during operation. It can be downloaded at the Publications/Technical Guidance section of