Any piece of equipment that is used to lift heavy loads or elevate people to high working levels is potentially dangerous. You can minimise the risk of injury and damage to property, while getting the most out of your MEWP or telehandler, by simply training your operators.
Each MEWP is different, as is every customer and how they use their MEWP. We can assist you in what courses you and your operators may need.
We can provide MEWP and Telehandler operation and familiarization courses for your operators.
EWP Yellow Card
There is no specific licence required to operate our EWP Equipment that have a capacity up to 11 metres from the ground to the bottom of the platform when the boom lift is fully extended. However all states of Australia have statutory legislation requiring employers and operators to prove that they have been trained in the operation of the equipment.
The legislation clearly states that there is a ‘duty of care’ to ensure workplace safety. Employers must:-
Provide information, instructions, training and supervision necessary to ensure the health and safety of employers at work
Co-operate with efforts to comply with employers.
The Yellow Card Training Program has been designed for people needing to develop the skills and knowledge required to operate Mobile Elevating Work Platforms (MEWPs or commonly known as EWPs). The course will provide training in the safe use of various types of elevated work platforms including boom type MEWPs with boom length under 11 metres. Participants may complete singular or multiple modules, depending on the type of EWP they will be operating.
Modules include –
• Vertical Lift (VL)
• Scissor Lift (SL)
• Self Propelled Boom Lift (BL)
• Trailer Lift (TL)
• Truck Mounted Lift (TM)
• Advanced Boom (AB)
TSHA Gold Card
The Gold Card Training Program has been designed for people needing to develop the skills and knowledge required to operate Telescopic Materials Handlers.
The TSH Operator Gold Card is proof of completion on one or more attachment types (modules) when operating a Telehandler. There are 4 different TSH attachment training modules.
The attachment modules include:
J Crane Jib
B Earthmoving bucket
O Other (for any other type of attachment such a bale grabs, work platforms, sweepers
High Risk Work Licence
This course specifies the outcomes required to operate a boom type elevating work platform (boom length 11 metres or more) for licensing purposes, and involves the operation of a telescoping device, hinged device, or articulated device or any combination of these used to support a platform on which personnel, equipment and materials may be elevated to perform work.
The course requires the operator to plan the work, conduct routine checks, set up elevating work platform, operate elevating work platform and shut down and secure elevating work platform. This unit is based on the requirements of the National Standard for Licensing Persons Performing High Risk Work.
Pre-operation check of machine
Safe operation of machine
Managing an emergency
Post operation check
Shutdown of machine
Safe parking of machine