Elevated Work Platform Course

US 23966 Compulsory theory unit plus US 23960 Scissor lift and US 23962 Self-propelled boom lift – $390 per trainee + GST


Quote from Worksafe NZ Mobile Elevated Work Platforms (EWP) Best practice guidelines August 2014

An employer or principle who tells someone to use a MEWP, must make sure that the operator is adequately trained by a competent person and can demonstrate their competency before using any equipment.

The only means identified as demonstration competency is through completing nationally recognised EWPs’ NZQA unit standards.

Worksafe NZ also recommend achieving competency for harness use is the NZQA unit standard 23229.

ACT Safety Ltd pride themselves in being able to produce competent trainees by offering training and assessment in these units.

NZQA Unit Standards Included

  • US 23229 Use a safety harness for fall prevention when working at height.

(Strongly recommended when using EWP’s or an equivalent unit standard)

  • US 23966 (Prerequisite for all EWP units) Describe types of elevating work platforms (EWPs), and legislative requirements for their use
  • US 23960 Assess the worksite, prepare and operate a scissor lift EWP
  • US 23961 Assess the worksite, prepare and operate a truck mounted EWP
  • US 23962 Assess the worksite, prepare and operate a self propelled boom lift EWP
  • US 23963 Assess the worksite, prepare and operate a trailer mounted EWP
  • US 23964 Assess the worksite, prepare and operate a vertical lift EWP

Learning Objectives

  • Demonstrate knowledge of legislative requirements in relation to Codes of practice and the use of EWP’s.
  • Hazard management-identifying assessing and controlling hazards.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of types of EWP’s, and their suitability for purpose
  • Safety features of EWP including pre start checks, use of safety harness, reporting problems and incidents
  • Emergency rescue plans and retrieval systems.

Training Options:

Training includes theory and practical use of EWP’s

Most popular choices;

U.S.23966 and 23962 23960.

Duration of the training – 8 hours for theory unit and up to 2 practical units.

Other options are available on request.

All unit standards are entered onto the framework at no extra charge; trainees receive an ACT Safe wallet card, and a certificate of achievement.



Planned Training Courses – Elevated Work Platform