Mobile Elevating Work Platforms (MEWP) Training
NZQA Unit Standards 23960, 23962, & 23966
MEWP Course Overview
In this course, participants will be able to gain a solid understanding of how they can identify hazards and safe use of mobile elevating work platforms (MEWP) including scissor lifts and self-propelled boom lift.
The training also features some exercises that will allow you to test your knowledge of hazards, risk management, and operational skills in elevated work platforms (EWP). Students will also learn about safe site operation procedures to promote health and safety onsite.
Learn how to confidently and safely operate a variety of MEWPs with this mobile elevating work platform training. This course focuses on assessing the worksite, preparing and operating scissor lifts, as well as boom lifts in terms of their safety considerations.
You will also gain insight into specific legislative requirements that pertain to the use of these tools for worksites across New Zealand.
Don’t put yourself at risk by not following correct safety precautions when using a MEWP. Bookings are made by contacting us to register your interest or through our online course booking system.
Who should attend our MEWP training classes?
Staff members who need to meet the requirement of mobile elevating work platform training in accordance with the MEWP Code of Practice.
Topics covered in the mobile elevated work platform (MEWP) course
- NZQA Unit Standard 23960 – Assess the worksite, prepare and operate a scissor lift elevating work platform (EWP)
- NZQA Unit Standard 23962 – Assess the worksite, prepare and operate a self-propelled boom lift elevating work platform (EWP)
- NZQA Unit Standard 23966 – Describe types of elevating work platforms (EWPs), and legislative requirements for their use
This elevated work platform (EWP) or mobile elevating work platform (MEWP) training covers the following:
- Types of EWPs, their suitability for purpose and safety features
- Legislative requirements in relation to Code of Practice and the use of EWPs
Upon completing the theoretical EWP training (NZQA Unit Standard 23966), participants will continue to learn about scissor lifts (NZQA Unit Standard 23960) and boom lifts (NZQA Unit Standard 23962) which is required for all succeeding EWP modules.
People who complete this course are expected to:
- Demonstrate knowledge of types of EWPs, their suitability for purpose, and safety features (range: scissor lift, truck mounted, self-propelled boom lift, trailer mounted, vertical lift)
- Demonstrate knowledge of legislative requirements in relation to Code of Practice and the use of EWPs
- Operate an Elevated Work Platform (EWP) within following the manufacturer’s recommendations and within the machine’s intended specifications, in accordance with industry requirements
- Assess the worksite, and prepare to use a scissor lift or self-propelled boom lift EWP
- Carry out operations in a workplace environment, report faults and damage, and shut down the scissor lift or self-propelled boom lift EWP
A professionally trained instructor will deliver the training to participants.
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