Elevated Work Platforms in an ESI Environment

This course covers the safe operation of any vehicle or machinery associated with Elevated Work Platforms (EWP) specifically in the power industry.

This course covers requirements of Occupational Health and Safety, current codes of practice, best practice guidelines and
teaches the skills required to become a competent EWP plant operator.

Recommended for

Anyone that needs to operate an EWP, have the role of EWP safety observer, or initiate an EWP rescue.

(Note – participants must hold unit standard 23229 – Use safety harness system when working at height)

Course Objectives

  • Types of EWPs and their suitability for purpose and their safety features
  • legislative requirements, codes of practice and guidance for using an EWP
  • Using a personal fall protection system
  • Assessing the worksite, safe setup, operation and shut down of an EWP
  • Safety planning, hazard ID, safety observers, rescue planning, safe working zones, approach distances to power lines

NZQA Unit Standards

23966
Describe types of elevating work platforms (EWPs) and legislative requirements for their use

Operating Equipment Unit Standards

23961
Assess the worksite, prepare and operate a truck mounted elevating work platform (EWP)
18272
Operate power-operated elevating work platforms (EWP) in an electricity supply environment – this unit standard is intended for Distribution and Transmission Line Mechanics

(Note – 18272 has unit standard 10507 as a pre-requisite and will also require two post-course observations)

Course info

Delivery

Available nationwide upon request

Duration and cost
  • 1 day course (up to 8 people and 1 EWP) – $4,000 (price for additional people upon request)
  • Half day refresher (up to 8 people with 1 EWP) – $2,750

*All costs excluding GST.
*Pricing does not include plant hire

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