Elevating Work Platform (EWP) Training is probably one of the most confusing areas these days. There are a variety of certification standards that apply to operators of these machines.
For boom type machines where the boom extends beyond 11m a National High Risk Work Licence is required. For boom type machines below 11m there is the EWP Association ‘Yellow Card’. There are also units of competency included in several National Training Packages that apply to these machines, such as RIIHAN301A – Operate Elevating Work Platform from the Resources and Infrastructure Training Package. The Units of competency and Yellow Card programs also cater for scissor lift types machines.
Many sites require these additional certifications even when operators hold the WorkCover licence. It is important therefore when looking at Elevating Work Platform Training that you understand the specific certification requirements.