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.

Core Elements

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.

 

Entry Criteria

  • 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.

Disclaimer

This is a Safety Sensitive Programme