Introduction

An elevating work platform (EWP) allows for people to perform many tasks at heights that otherwise may be inaccessible. Depending on the tasks these platforms are used for, they may be equipped with electrical outlets or compressed air connectors for power tools.

These platforms are usually used for temporary work purposes such as maintenance, construction or other emergency work access. They are designed to lift a limited amount of weight hence distinguishing them from most types of other cranes.

There are many hazards involved while working with elevating work platforms including:

  • Slips/trips
  • Falls
  • Manual handling/exertion
  • Injury due to moving objects

At the bottom of this profile are brief details of a number of the experts that Expert Experts represents. Call our office to discuss your requirements and to obtain a recommendation that suits your needs and budget.

Expertise in Action

Experts in this field may be required to provide expert opinion in cases of:

  • Accidents involving elevating work platforms
  • Failure of implementing proper safety measures while working with elevating work platforms
  • Disputes involving mechanical defects related to elevating work platforms
  • Misuse of elevating work platforms

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Cost

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  • The quantity of documentary material to be reviewed
  • Whether there are reports of other experts to be reviewed and commented on in detail
  • Whether there is a need for conferences with the expert either in person or by telephone/Skype
Relevant Articles Worker fatally crushed by elevating work platform

In December 2017, a 22 year old worker was killed while operating a boom elevating work platform (EWP) on a construction site.

Fall prevention crisis reaches new heights

Falls from heights continue to be a major cause of death and serious injury in Australian workplaces, third only to motor vehicle accidents and being hit by falling or moving objects.

Relevant Cases Livermore v Nepean Longwall Pty Ltd [2017] NSWDC 5

This was a case of negligence where a worker slipped off an elevating work platform and landed on the plaintiff which caused injury.

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Profiles of Experts in Engineering - Elevating work platforms (EWP)

Below are short profiles of a few experts with expertise in this field. Please contact our office to discuss your specific requirements and to obtain a recommendation that suits your needs and budget. Expert Experts are experts in finding the right expert for your needs and you pay no more to use Expert Experts than if you searched and found the expert yourself.

  • #ID3450

Engineer – crash investigations, structural impact and stress engineering

ID3450 has over 25 years’ experience and is an expert in vehicle & structural crashworthiness, crash & incident investigations & reconstruction, human injury prevention, crash & laboratory testing, computer simulation of crashes, impacts & injury mechanisms, structural impact and stress engineering.


  • #ID1429

Civil Engineer and Accident Investigator

ID1429 has an extensive background in civil engineering and accident assessment. He specialises in the evaluation of crane accidents, among other construction-based failures, and is currently the head of his own independent engineering consultancy firm.


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