Working at Heights – It’s a Windy Winter!
Safety is vital when working at height. HSE guidelines for the selection and management of mobile elevating work platforms (MEWPs) stress the importance of assessing hazards, especially those caused by wet, cold and windy weather.
Workers should be able to make informed decisions – a Kestrel puts that vital information into the hands of the MEWP operator providing accurate and instant readings of wind speed and temperature, on site – where it matters.
Strong winds impose additional loads on mobile platforms and affect stability. Exceeding the manufacturers’ stated wind speed limits can result in damage to equipment, or worse, surrounding structures and workers.
The Kestrel 1000 Hand-Held Wind Meter gives MEWP operators the crucial wind speed data they need, including max wind speed in gusts that may be caused by local ‘tunnel effects’ due to surrounding structures.
In cold conditions wind chill can quickly affect an operator’s dexterity and concentration. The Kestrel 2000 Hand-Held Thermo-Anemometer provides additional temperature and wind chill data.
Kestrel wind and weather instruments are designed for the professional – quality, robust, waterproof, easy-to-use instruments each with a 5-year warranty.