Spread the load!
Spreader plates should always be used with boom-type MEWPs when fully supported on their outriggers.
Spreader Plates should be used with all other MEWPs that have outriggers unless a risk assessment indicates they are not necessary
A platform overturning can be caused by the incorrect setup of stabilisers and outriggers as this causes the machine to become unstable, the most common reasons for this happening are usually the result of poor selection of spreader plates, incorrect positioning of the outriggers on the spreader plates or as previously mentioned a poor assessment of the ground conditions being worked on.
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Spread The Load
– content sourced from IPAF