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Mobile Elevated Work Platform (MEWP)

Course Aim

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 beable 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.
  • Pre-Operational checks.
  • Safe MEWP operating procedures.
  • MEWP shut down procedures.
  • Overall MEWP care and maintenance.

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)


Refreshing learning outcomes above for the relevant unit standard.
Attendance Numbers:   Minimum 8, Maximum 12
Duration: 1 day

Entry Criteria
The course requires a level of fitness to demonstrate competency for the skill being trained.

Special Notes
Equipment hire will be an additional cost if it is not supplied.

Unit Standard 23960 - Flat Slab or Rough Terrain Scissor lifts

Unit Standard 23961 - Truck/Vehicle Mounted MEWP

Unit Standard 23962 - Self Propelled MEWP

Unit Standard 23963 - Trailer Mounted MEWP

Unit Standard 23964 - Manual or Self Propelled Vertical Lifts

1 day

Middle Content

NZQA Unit Standards

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

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