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Operate Elevating Work Platform
Nationally Acredited


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Operate Elevating Work Platform


Operate elevating work platform:

Operate elevating work platform (EWP), RIIHAN301D is appropriate for all elevated work platforms including Scissor, Trailer, Truck-mounted and Vertical lifts and Boom lifts under 11 metres in length.

(If you are using a boom type elevated work platform with a reach of 11+ metres then you must have the appropriate HRWL – WP.)

Course Description: This course is designed to prepare a person to safely and effectively operate an elevating work platform, including

Plan & prepare for work,
Conduct elevated work activities,
Perform operator maintenance, and
Shut down & clean up.

Training: (Will be conducted at your premises on your machine/s)

Training: 1-3 days (depends on existing skill levels)


1 day in class including a machine induction

Nominal 20 hours of supervised EWP operation in the work environment - recorded in the logbook provided by Logisafe

1 day revision prior to assessment.



Formal training (including practical training) which covers:

The planning and preparation to safely and effectively operate an EWP

The identification and control, of work health and safety issues related to EWP operation

Understanding relevant legislative obligations and duty of care responsibilities belonging to operators of an EWP

The inspection of the EWP prior to performing work

The performance of EWP tasks in accordance with relevant standards, legislative requirements and industry codes of practice

Informal training (supervised practical training at your workplace):

Prior to completing their performance test, students are required to perform a nominal 20 hours of supervised EWP activities in their work environment. This is recorded in the logbook provided by Logisafe or documented by the employer as existing skills.

Assessment - 1 day:

Theory examination consisting of 26 questions

Performance test consisting of 9 practical exercises