Mobile elevating work platforms

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FEM Product Group Mobile Elevating Work Platforms (MEWPs) is responsible for all matters concerning all types of Mobile Elevating Work Platforms, including:

  • Self-propelled MEWPs
  • Vehicle and Trailer Mounted MEWPs
  • Manually operated MEWPs
  • Accessories and components for the above

Within the structure of the FEM MEWPs Product Group, the Sub-Group Elevating Equipment (SG EE) is responsible for all matters concerning all types of Elevating Equipment, including:

  • Dock Levellers
  • Lift tables
  • Tail lifts for vehicles
  • Other associated Products for use in the loading and unloading area

See the SG EE web page for more details


  • Promoting and encouraging free communication between Members and MEWPs users on all matters relating to the design, manufacture, supply and service of the products covered.
  • Encouraging technical progress and safety in the field of MEWPs.
  • Harmonisation of legislation, standardisation and testing procedures at International and European levels to facilitate free trade.
  • Assisting and advising relevant authorities, at national and European level, on all matters concerning MEWPs.


The Product Group works on various projects:

  • Produce guidance documents to assist manufacturers, specifiers and users to select, use, service and maintain MEWPs in the safest way possible.
  • Promote the use of CEN standards and encourage all stakeholders to actively engage in the drafting process.
  • Evaluate and discuss all existing and proposed legislation that may impact on the design and use of MEWPs.
  • Promote the provision of effective market surveillance in all EU Member States to prevent non-compliant MEWPs entering the EU market.


The Product Group consists of 7 national committees: France, Finland, Germany, Italy, Spain, Turkey and the UK.

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Technical documents

See section Publications – Technical Guidance, subsection Mobile Elevating Work Platforms

Guides for the identification of non-compliant MEWPs

The Product Group has issued guidelines to assess compliance of MEWPs with requirements covering engine exhaust emissions, diesel engine compliance, noise emissions and warning & marking.

Version 2012/2013
Dutch; German; French; Espanol; Italian

Version 2016


luisa_parisotto Luisa Parisotto (Terex), President

Marco Clivio, AISEM, Product Group Secretary
Tel: +39 02 45418 212