Elevating work platform use
This course provides people in the Building and Construction industries with the ability to assess and select suitable EWP and an understanding of legislative requirements.
About the course
You will develop the knowledge and skills necessary to safely and competently use scissor lift and boom lift or truck mounted or trailer mounted or vertical lift elevating work platforms. You will also gain 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.
Meet Worksafe NZ (formerly DoL) Best Practice Guidelines for Working at Heights.
Multiple intakes per year. Please enquire for more information.
Method of study
- Types of EWPs and legislative requirements for their use
- Assessing a site for and using both a scissor lift and a self-propelled boom lift EWP
- Carrying out operations with both a scissor lift & self-propelled boom lift EWP
Gain 10 credits across the following unit standards:
- 23960 - Assess the worksite, prepare and operate a scissor lift EWP
- 23962 - Assess the worksite, prepare and operate a self propelled boom lift EWP
- 23966 - Describe types of elevating work platforms (EWPs), and legislative requirements for their use
Ask us about the following units that can be substituted for 23960 or 23962 as required:
- 23961 – assess the worksite, prepare and operate a truck-mounted EWP
- 23963 – assess the worksite, prepare and operate a trailer-mounted EWP
- 23964 – assess the worksite, prepare and operate a vertical lift EWP
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.
- Relevant work experience is required in scaffolding, rigging, industrial rope access or other height work including EWP use.
- Must be physically fit and capable of working at height.
Please click the apply button in the top right-hand corner of this webpage to begin the application process or alternatively, complete the enquiry form below. For help with applications, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
You will be offered a place subject to meeting the entry and selection requirements and the availability of places on the programme. The Polytechnic reserves the right to not accept late applications, i.e., after the programme has started. The Polytechnic reserves the right to cancel, prior to commencement, any programme which does not attract a minimum number of students. The fees shown are indicative only. Both domestic and international fees are subject to change. For further information visit here.