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Operate Elevating Work Platform

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Operate Elevating Work Platform – 1 Day

EWP Operator Licence – Yellow Card

Application and Relevance
This one (1) day training program is designed for people who wish to or are required to develop the skills and knowledge needed to operate elevated work platforms. Participants may complete singular or multiple machine classes, according to the type of work they will be undertaking.
Machine classes are: Vertical Lift (VL), Scissor Lift (SL), Self-Propelled Boom (BL), Trailer Mounted Boom (TL), and Truck Mounted Boom (TM)
Purpose
Federal legislation states; that an employer must provide any information, training, instruction or supervision that is necessary to protect all persons from risks to their health and safety arising from work carried out as part of the conduct of the business or undertaking. WHS Act 2011: Division 2:19.3 Since 1987 the Elevating Work Platform Association of Australia (EWPA) has provided operator training throughout Australia known as the “Yellow card” training program. Providing this type of training has assisted owners, employers and operators to meet their responsibility under the OHS & WHS Acts where a high risk work licence is not required.

Note:
If you require the use of a boom-type elevated work platform with a height or reach of 11 metres or more, you must hold a valid National Licence to Perform High Risk Work class WP, issued by a Work Health and Safety Regulator.

Course Content
Topics include and are not limited to:

  • Hazard identification, risk assessment and controls
  • Fall arrest harness inspection, fitting and use
  • Identify safe operating parameters using data plate and manual
  • Conduct pre and post operational checks
  • Operation of EWP
  • Emergency procedures
  • Theory assessment and practical observation and demonstration

Inclusions
Training conducted by experienced confined space and rescue specialists
Course documentation
Up to 8 hours classroom, practical training and assessment

Re-accreditation:

It is considered best practice to undertake refresher training every 5 years.

Prerequisites
There are no prerequisite units.
Industry Skills Councils have mapped this course to level 2 of the Australian Core Skills Framework. It is recommended that participants provide evidence of their Foundation Skill Level prior to the commencement of the course.
Use the Link provided to assess your Foundation Skill level. http://lln.safework.com.au/.
See Student handbook for additional information.

PARTICIPANTS MUST BE ABLE TO COMMUNICATE IN ENGLISH, AND MUST BE ABLE TO FILL OUT ALL NECESSARY DOCUMENTATION.

Assessment Methods
This is a competency based program with progressive assessment throughout the course, including demonstration of practical skills and written and oral questions relating to underpinning knowledge. Please let us know if there are any issues that your Zokal trainer should be aware of.

These may include:

  • Language, Literacy and Numeracy
  • Physical limitations, such as hearing, vision or mobility concerns
  • Anything that may affect your experience in the training course

Course Logistics

Number of Participants: 10
Requirement: Provide Unique Student Identifier (USI number) and ID
Equipment: All training materials are supplied by Zokal Safety Training
Meals: Morning Tea and Lunch provided for full day course and only morning tea is provided for half day course (only on our premises)
Dress: Participants are required to wear clothing appropriate for the workplace.

Award Issued

Nationally – Upon successful completion of the course your record of training is processed by the EWPA and you will receive an EWP Operator Licence (Yellow Card) with the proof of training on a yellow wallet card.

The Yellow Card is an industry driven and Nationally recognised training that provides the holder with evidence of training in a particular type of EWP. It is based on EWP product type and not boom length.

Course Enquiries and Registration

For all course enquiries or to obtain a price to hold this training at your site, please contact our Training Team on (02) 49 609611. If participants require additional or more specific information please contact us as we are happy to customise the content or the duration to suit the needs of you and your staff. You may register online or alternatively you can fax your registration form to (02) 49 609 622. Please refer to the Student Handbook for additional information.