The aim of this course is to produce an MEWP operator that will have the necessary knowledge, skills and attributes to operate an MEWP effectively and safely in different working environments.
The successful trainee will also be able to demonstrate the appropriate responsibilities of an MEWP operator with emphasis on accident prevention and safe operator responsibility.
This course ensures your company is legislatively compliant. You will have met the requirements of the HSE Act, and your staff will have been made aware of the relevant Codes of Practice and guidelines relevant to MEWP machinery operations.
Course Overview Both theory and practical lessons covering the following:
Health and Safety legislative requirements.
The various types of Mobile Elevated Work Platforms (MEWP's).
The NZ MEWP compliance requirements.
Safe MEWP operating procedures.
MEWP shut down procedures.
Overall MEWP care and maintenance.
NZQA Unit Standards
*23966 Describe types of elevating work platforms (EWPs), and legislative requirements for their use
Only 2 MEWP assessments are attainable per programme.
23960 Assess the worksite, prepare and operate a scissor lift elevating work platform (EWP)
23961 Assess the worksite, prepare and operate a truck mounted elevating work platform (EWP)
23962 Assess the worksite, prepare and operate a self-propelled boom lift elevating work platform (EWP)
23963 Assess the worksite, prepare and operate a trailer mounted elevating work platform (EWP)
23964 Assess the worksite, prepare and operate a vertical lift elevating work platform (EWP)
*Unit Standard 23966 is a prerequisite for the other MEWP Unit Standards (See below for MEWP types)
Site Safe Card Renewal
Through the Vertical Horizonz and Site Safe partnership, trainees who complete the mobile elevated work platform (MEWP) course can also automatically renew their existing Site Safety Card (Passport).
Additionally, completion of the MEWP course can contribute towards the Site Safe Certificate in Construction Site Safety.
Enrolment for this is seamless and can happen on the day of the course.