The Operate elevating work platform course (EWP) is designed to provide the underpinning knowledge and skills to operate an elevating work platform and boom type EWP up to 11 meters safely.
The EWP course focuses primarily on the construction, mining, manufacturing and related industries, where staff need to have the correct training to operate elevating work platforms. This training program covers the safe operation of EWP’s and boom types under 11 meters and is nationally recognised by industry.

Basic verbal and written English communication skills sufficient to read material and understand instruction. Where necessary theory assessment can be answered verbally.

Typically the training and assessment is competency-based and is a
1 day course.
Please Note-Total time is dependent on competency of each individual.

Training and assessment is both practical and theory based and delivery.

FULL COURSE TRAINING– Practical and theory training based on theory concepts and set tasks that need to be completed. The learner is then given a theory and a practical assessment.
Designed for all types of learners giving them access to the equipment and skills required to be competent in the practical skills and knowledge of working at heights in a very focused one on one environment.

Step 1-Completion of theory training and equipment familiarization
Step 2– Learner completes practical training in a structured learning environment in a small group.
Step 3– Learner completes a final theory and practical based assessment and is issued a Statement of attainment and a proof of training card.

SITE AUTHORISATION RPL Turn your mine site authorisations into civil or mine recognised qualifications for use in other employment. Contact the office for further information.


1. Plan and prepare for operating an elevating work platform

1.1 Access, interpret and apply elevating work platforms documentation and ensure the work activity is compliant
1.2 Obtain, read, interpret, clarify and confirm work requirements
1.3 Select and wear personal protective equipment appropriate for work activities
1.4 Identify and select any required tools and equipment, check for serviceability and rectify or report, verbally or in writing, any faults prior to commencement
1.5 Perform pre-start and post-start inspections/checks
1.6 Coordinate activities with others prior to commencement of, and during, the work activity
1.7 Identify and address potential risks, hazards and environmental issues, and implement control measures
1.8 Obtain and interpret emergency procedures, and be prepared for fire/accident/emergency

2. Conduct work activities from elevating work platform

2.1 Stabilise elevating work platform
2.2 Place tools and equipment into bucket/platform
2.3 Use approved safety devices, ensure safety of personnel and surrounding site
2.4 Act on or report, verbally or in writing, monitoring systems and alarms
2.5 Recognise and respond to hazardous and emergency situations
2.6 Complete work and shut-down in accordance with agreed work plan

3. Carry out operator maintenance

3.1 Carry out work platform inspections and fault finding
3.2 Carry out routine operational servicing, lubrication and housekeeping tasks in accordance with manufacturer's instructions and site authorised procedures and practices
3.3 Carry out minor operator maintenance to manufacturer's instructions and site requirements
3.4 Process written records

4. Clean up

4.1 Clear work area and reuse, recycle or dispose of materials
4.2 Check, clean, maintain and store plant, tools and equipment

  • Basic Knowledge of the Elevating Work Platform
  • How to assess and secure equipment and the work area (routine checks, plan work)
  • How to operate the elevating work platform (driving, elevation, protective equipment)
  • Maintenance of the Elevating Work Platform (refueling, modification)

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