This course provides people in the Building and Construction industries with the ability to assess and select suitable Elevating Platforms and an understanding of legislative requirements.
- Location:Courses are delivered nationally on-site or at one of our specialist training facilities.
- Method of Study:5 weeks in workplace training including 30 hrs training.
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It will provide the skills and knowledge to work safely and competently in setting up, daily maintenance and operation of various types of elevating work platforms on a construction or industrial site.
Graduates will be able to:
- Work safely at heights
- Describe the legislative requirements for Elevating Work Platform (EWP) operation
- Operate at least two types of EWP
And at least one of:
- Operate other types of EWP
- Demonstrate knowledge of crane operations
- Use another form of temporary or mobile work platforms
- Use a range of height safety equipment
Compulsory Unit Standards
- US 23966 Describe types of elevating work platforms (EWPs), and legislative requirements for their use
- US 17600 Explain safe working practices at heights
- US 23229 Use safety harness when working at height
Elective Unit Standards
Additional Unit Standards can be added in this course including:
- US 23960 Assess the worksite, prepare and operate a scissor lift EWP
- US 23961 Assess the worksite, prepare and operate a truck mounted EWP
- US 23962 Assess the worksite, prepare and operate a self-propelled boom lift EWP
- US 23963 Assess the worksite, prepare and operate a trailer mounted EWP
- US 23964 Assess the worksite, prepare and operate a vertical lift EWP
- US 3788 Demonstrate knowledge of crane types, and safe practices required in the crane industry
- US 15757 Use, install and disestablish temporary proprietary height safety systems when working at height
- US 14617 Prevent hazards associated with working at heights on construction sites
- US 25043 Lockout and reinstate machinery in the workplace
- US 25045 Employ height safety equipment in the workplace
Meets Worksafe NZ (formerly DoL) Best Practice Guidance Notes for Working at Heights.
- Be 16 years of age or over.
- Applicants for whom English is a second language must meet IELTS (or equivalent) Level 5.5.
Note: Some courses within this programme require specific levels of physical ability and aptitude for working at heights.
This is a Safety Sensitive Programme