Mobile Elevated Work Platform

Key Information

Duration: 1 Day (8 Hours)

Maximum Attendees: 6-8

Training available nationwide at one of our centres, or your own workplace

Price (excl GST)

$500 Per Person

Price (excl GST)

$2590 Company Booking

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Understand the legal obligations, pre-check requirements and skills needed to safely operate a Mobile Elevating Work Platform.
Unit standards available: 23966, 23960, 23961, 23962, 23963 and 23964

This course ensures you understand the relevant guidelines, regulations and Codes of Practice to safely assess and operate a MEWP. It also includes a series of practical exercises where you will apply and test your knowledge of hazards, risk management and operational skills.

In accordance with the requirements to maintain Consent to Assess for the unit standards taught on this course, Safety ‘n Action had this course pre moderated and approved by our standard-setting body, The Skills Organisation.

Machine Options:

Only two machine combinations can be trained in one day. You will need to specify which combination you require on booking. The machine options are as follows:

• Scissor Lift
• Self-Propelled Boom
• Truck Mounted Boom
• Trailer Mounted
• Vertical Lift

  • Unit Standards - MEWP (Click to see more detail)









    Describe types of elevating work platforms (EWPs) and legislative requirements for their use



    Assess the worksite, prepare and operate a scissor lift



    Assess the worksite, prepare and operate a truck-mounted EWP



    Assess the worksite, prepare and operate a self-propelled boom lift



    Assess the worksite, prepare and operate a trailer-mounted EWP



    Assess the worksite, prepare and operate a vertical lift



  1. If only conducting a practical machine assessment you must already hold unit standard 23966

Entry Criteria:

  1. All students are required to have a level of written and oral English equivalent to NCEA level 1 (year 11) or IELTS 5.5 or higher, to be eligible to attend our courses. The person responsible for making bookings or authorising attendance on the course must agree to these Terms and Conditions prior to acceptance of their student(s) onto the course. Where a student does not meet our English language requirement a reader/writer must be supplied by the student or the person responsible for authorising the student’s attendance. The reader/writer cannot be another student attending the same course.

Key Learning Outcomes:

  1. Demonstrate knowledge of types of MEWP’s
  2. Their suitability for purpose
  3. Safety features
  4. Legislative requirements in relation to code of practice and the use of MEWP’s
  5. Assess the worksite and prepare to use the relevant MEWP
  6. How to identify and report faults and damage for the MEWP
  7. How to shut down the MEWP

Will you be working at Height?

A recommended means of achieving competence for harness use is the NZQA Unit Standard 23229 – Use a Safety Harness for Personal Fall Prevention When Working at Height. An operator may also be able to demonstrate equivalent knowledge and skills or have an equivalent or a higher international qualification.

Where any person is working at height, a recommended means of achieving competence is the NZQA Unit Standard 17600 – Explain Safe Work Practices for Working at Height, or equivalent or a higher international qualification.

A combination of the following NZQA unit standards could also demonstrate competency:

  • NZQA Unit Standard 17600 - Explain Safe Work Practices for Working at Heights
  • NZQA Unit Standards 25045 - Employ Height Safety Equipment in the Workplace

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