How to buy used cherry picker ?
Cherry pickers also known as MEWPs provide a safe means for people to conduct temporary work at height. When choosing used cherry picker, you have to conform to the safety legislation and meet the appropriate standards in the location where cherry picker will be operating before it can be used. Every cherry picker for sale have to be delivered in a safe working condition, with all safety devices functional.
Safety legislation and standards that relate to the use of cherry picker will typically cover :
■ The design and manufacture of the cherry picker and whether it can be sold or supplied for use in that country
■ requirement to supply equipment in a secure working condition
■ providing a secure worksite
Other relevant legislation may include:
■ Occupational health & safety laws
■ machinery directives
■ road traffic/highways laws (only for vehicle-mounted cherry pickers)
■ engine emission directives/Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) standards
■ standards covering the design, testing and operational requirements of cherry pickers
■ codes of practice
This means in practice that :
■ Suppliers of cherry pickers must ensure that their fleet of MEWP complies legal, safety and operational standards;
■ employers must ensure all operators have been adequately trained in the safe operation of the cherry picker.
How to buy used cherry picker for sale ?
Each cherry picker have to be supplied along with the following documentation:
■ Operator’s manual/operating instructions;
■ CE declaration of conformity (in Europe);
■ Manufacturer Test Report, produced when the machine is manufactured;
■ documentation/records of : Modifications, including necessary evidence of conformity to relevant design standards; retrofits; and manufacturer’s technical/safety bulletins.
Maintenance records should also be supplied, and should include:
■ Maintenance history and related records;
■ evidence of periodic inspections (usually six-monthly or annual) records;
■ major inspection records.
These records are required to demonstrate the safe working condition of the cherry picker.
Manufacturer’s compliance plate and decals
Check that the compliance plate:
■ References the standards to which the cherry picker conforms
■ provides the operating limits of the cherry picker
When purchasing your used cherry picker, the manufacturer is required to provide you with the list of legal decals – often in the user manual for the lifting platform to be sold. It is your duty to check whether these decals are correctly placed and legible.
Register the cherry picker with the manufacturer
This will enable you to check that all relevant recommended safety updates have been carried out and you are notified of any future updates, warnings or recalls.
Be aware that cherry picker legislation (and standards) may differ significantly from region to region and between countries.