Elevating Work Platform (EWP)

RIIHAN301E – Operate elevating work platform

Trans-Plant Training’s Elevating Work Platform (EWP) Training course is for those operating a boom-type elevating work platform with a boom length under 11m and scissor lift.


            The EWPA Yellow Card is recognised by the construction industry across Sydney and throughout Australia

Unit of competency

RIIHAN301E – Operate elevating work platform

Course Outline

Plan and prepare for operating an elevating work platform

  • Access, interpret and apply elevating work platforms documentation for allocated job and ensure work activity is compliant with site policies and procedures

  • Obtain, interpret, clarify and confirm work requirements

  • Confirm hazards, environmental issues, and risks, and implement required control measures according to site risk management plans and processes

  • Select and wear personal protective equipment required for work activities

  • Coordinate and communicate planned activities with others at the site prior to commencing work activity

  • Obtain and interpret emergency procedures for elevating work platform in preparation for emergencies and incidents

Operate elevating work platform in line with established requirements to complete work activity

  • Carry out pre-start and post-start inspections and checks in line with Australian Standards and workplace procedures

  • Identify faults or defects and report within scope of own responsibility and according to workplace procedures

  • Apply site specific requirements for relocating the elevating work platform to work site

  • Stabilise or position elevating work platform according to work site conditions and requirements

  • Ensure work site is clear of personnel and other potential hazards

  • Place any tools and equipment required to perform work activity into bucket or platform according to workplace procedures

  • Operate elevating work platform within performance capabilities of brand and model of elevating work platform

  • Use manufacturer approved safety devices fitted to the machine in line with workplace procedures where applicable

  • Respond accordingly to monitoring systems and alarms according to workplace procedures

  • Monitor hazards and risks and ensure safety of self, other personnel, plant and equipment

  • Complete work activity and shut-down equipment in line with work requirements and workplace procedures

Conduct Housekeeping Activities

  • Clear work area and dispose, reuse or recycle materials

  • Move the elevating work platform to a safe space, applying site specific workplace procedures and requirements

  • Check, clean, maintain and store elevating work platform, tools and equipment according to workplace procedures

  • Complete and file documentation, and distribute according to workplace requirements


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