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Construction Worker

Mobile Elevating Work Platforms (MEWP) Training



$ 400 + GST per person



8 hours (1 days)


Unit Standards

23960, 23962, & 23966



To demonstrate a solid understanding of mobile elevating work platforms (MEWPs) and the legislative requirements for their use in the work environment


In this course, participants will be able to gain a solid understanding of how they can identify hazards and safe use of a mobile elevated work platform (MEWP) including scissor lifts and self-propelled boom lifts.

The training also features some exercises that will allow you to test your knowledge of hazards, risk management, and other operational skills in elevated work platforms (EWP). Students will also learn about safe site operation procedures to promote health and safety on site.

Learn how to confidently and safely operate a variety of MEWPs through this 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 legislation 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?

Staff members who need to meet the requirement of mobile elevating work platform training in accordance with the MEWP Code of Practice.

Topics Covered

  • 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 work platform 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

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, 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 cherry picker or self-propelled boom lift EWP

Furthermore, it can serve as a good introduction on how to employ height safety equipment for personal fall prevention using the recommended means and approved code of access. This course is also ideal to be packaged with other health and safety courses for company employees such as:

  • Working at Heights (NZQA US 15757 – Use, install and disestablish temporary proprietary height safety systems when working at height, 17600 – Explain safe work practices for working at heights, 23229 – Use safety harness system when working at height)

  • Confined Space Training (NZQA US 18426 – Demonstrate competency in hazards associated with confined spaces, 17599 – Plan a confined space entry, 25510 – Operate an atmospheric testing device to determine a suitable atmosphere exists to work safely)

A professionally trained instructor will deliver the training to participants. Contact us for bookings.

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