Elevating Work Platform | EWP Ticket | Gladstone
Your place or ours, we can bring the EWP to you! As far south as Bundaberg we are here to increase the potential of you and your workforce. An EWP ticket keeps your site & staff safe and compliant.
The High Risk EWP Ticket / Licence allows you to operate boom type Elevating Work Platforms over 11m in boom length.
TLILIC0005 – Licence to operate a boom-type elevating work platform (boom length 11 metres or more)
Basic Language, Literacy and Numeracy Skills (LLN)
Minimum age: 18 years
What to bring:
Workwear including enclosed shoes, pants,
minimum short sleeve shirt – PPE provided
Unique Student Identifier (USI) – usi.gov.au
3 Days / 18 hours
This course is usually delivered face-to-face at the Gladstone Training Services training centre, 1 Manning St South Gladstone QLD in both classroom and simulated workplace areas. However we can bring the EWP ticket course to you, call or email to enquire.
Who is this Course for?
This course is designed for workers who will be required to access hard to reach areas at height. A High Risk EWP Licence is the best way to achieve this, without limitations of machine size being under 11m boom.
This course teaches the skills and knowledge required to operate an EWP safely in accordance with all relevant legislative requirements.
Successful completion of training and assessment will result in a Statement of Attainment from Gladstone Training Services (RTO #45656).
On successful completion of the TLILIC0005 Assessment Instrument a student will receive an AS1 Form from the assessor, which can be used to apply for a High Risk Work Licence.
Courses are available weekly. Please visit https://gtstraining.com.au/calendar for a list of the current course schedule and to book in your Elevating Work Platform ticket.
Gladstone Training Services offer an exceptional EWP Course. This course is for workers who may need to access difficult-to-reach regions at height. To do this, you need to obtain a High-Risk EWP Licence, which allows you to operate a machine with a boom length of less than 11 meters.
An EWP Ticket will set you up for the requirements in your industry. However, enrollment in this training course does not automatically entitle you to an EWP ticket. But this training covers the skills and information needed to safely operate an EWP while adhering to all applicable legal requirements. Gladstone Training Services will issue a Statement of Attainment upon successful completion of the training and assessment. You will obtain an AS1 Form from the assessor after successfully completing the Assessment Instrument, which can be used to apply for a High Risk Work Licence.
We only offer the EWP course on-site here in Gladstone. To discover more about the cost of your particular program, namely for a EWP training and prepare for your EWP ticket application with GTS, please contact us directly.
WHAT IS EWP IN CONSTRUCTION?
Elevating Work Platforms is what EWP stands for, also known as aerial work platform (AWP) or the mobile elevating platform (MEWP) is a mechanical mobile/device that allows people or equipment to gain temporary access to difficult to reach areas, usually at a height. There are several different types of motorized access platforms, each of which is also known as a “cherry picker” or a “scissor lift.”
They are typically used for temporary, flexible access such as maintenance and construction work, or by firemen for emergency access and also using EWP to access roofs for emergency purposes. They are different from other cranes in that they are designed to carry limited weights — usually less than a tonne, but some have a higher safe working load (SWL).
Elevating Work Platforms or EWP for short, may have extra characteristics beyond the EWP vehicle, conveyance and access, which are electrical outlets or compressed air hookups for power tools, depending on the purpose they are used for. EWP sizes depends on how and to what situation you plan to use them. They may also be outfitted with specialized equipment, such as window glass carrying frames. EWP operators can also use under bridge units to get down to a work location.
These mechanical devices are valuable yet sophisticated pieces of equipment that are frequently utilized to gain access to dangerous regions. Accidents utilizing EWPs have resulted in major injuries and deaths.
These accidents were caused by a variety of factors, including:
- not adhering to the manufacturer’s instructions
- failure of equipment
- not thoroughly considering the job, site, and equipment threats and risks
- insufficient supervision and training
HOW TO OPERATE EWP?
How to use EWP? Using EWPs in the workplace is safer when hazards are identified and management mechanisms are implemented. Given the nature of work and the working environment, duty bearers must select the optimal EWP for the job. At the jobsite, the work must be well-planned and hazards must be addressed.
Before using the machine, EWP operators must be trained and competent, and they must follow the manufacturer’s operating guidelines. Operators must also follow safe operating practices and stay within the EWP’s capabilities.
EWP trucks and vehicles have the potential to gravely harm humans in the following ways:
- Collision – The EWP vehicle may collide with pedestrians, neighboring automobiles, or electrical lines.
- Overturning – If the EWP vehicle overturns on an uneven surface, the operator will be thrown from the work platform.
- Entrapment – EWP operators may become caught against the platform controls, making it impossible for them to stop the EWP.
- Falling – While working, an EWP operator may fall from the platform.
IS EWP HIGH-RISK?
Is EWP a high-risk licence? The answer to this is yes. EWP requires a high risk assessment. Planning a safe and secured way to complete a project can assist in identifying the hazards of any work that requires the use of lifting with EWP. The hazard management process is included in the planning of safe work, and it is as follows:
- Identify and determine the dangers.
- Assess the risks – determine whether the identified risks are considerable
- Control the risks by removing, isolating, or minimizing them. This involves picking the best MEWP for the job and the environment.
- Keep the work plan or conduct an EWP inspection checklist and/or other safety documentation up to date.
- Maintain an eye on the dangers and keep your work plan or task analysis up to date.
Next is identifying hazards. EWP risk assessment is a very important step. For each job, place, or task, identify and assess all hazards. When working and lifting with EWP, there are a few techniques to spot potential hazards:
- Use an EWP prestart checklist. Walk around the workplace and detect dangers
- Examine each activity and determine the hazards that may be there.
- Analyze the process to find hazards at each level of the work.
- Using accident investigations on similar equipment or work, identify dangers and determine what caused the accidents.
Then, make sure that you assess and control the hazard carefully. EWP Risk Assessment is as important as Risk Management. Determine whether the identified risks are considerable. How likely is it that someone may be harmed or injured, and how seriously will they be hurt if they are? It’s a severe hazard if someone is gravely hurt. To prevent someone from being seriously injured, there are EWP regulations in QLD that are all substantial hazards and must be controlled. While major threats should be prioritized, all hazards should be adequately controlled. After assessing, do some damage control. First, strive to eradicate the hazard; if that isn’t possible, isolate it; and, last but not least, try to decrease the harm that a hazard could do. It’s possible that a combination of restrictions will be required. Develop methods to control risks that employ ‘group controls,’ such as edge protection, to protect several workers from a hazard. Individual controls, which protect only one person, are preferable to group controls (such as a fall restraint).
While the EWP operation is in progress, at least one (and as many as necessary) designated ground rescue person (also known as the EWP spotter) should be nominated who is familiar with the rescue method and the EWP being deployed (including emergency rescue controls). In the event of an emergency, they should always be on hand. Personnel on the ground who are capable of lowering the EWP in an emergency should familiarize themselves with the emergency and ground controls and practice emergency lowering procedures on a regular basis, as directed by the emergency EWP rescue plans.
The EWP rescue plans can be the following:
- The safety of those who are performing the rescue.
- Any points where the safety equipment can be anchored.
- The equipment’s suitability for the job.
- How to secure the person to the rescue apparatus.
- How to transfer the person with the help of the equipment.
- During the rescue procedure, the individual may have any medical or other demands.
If you are interested on the available EWP operator jobs as of the moment, you can check online.
WHAT IS EWP TRAINING?
Have ever wondered how the EWP under 11m training works and do you need a licence to operate an EWP? The EWP unit of competency covers the skills and knowledge needed to safely operate a boom-type Elevating Work Platform (EWP) with a boom length of 11 meters or more while adhering to all applicable regulatory requirements. A Risk Work Licence (HRWL) is not required to operate this plant if you are competent in this unit. You must have a nationally recognized WorkSafe Licence to Perform High Risk Work WP class to use this equipment (commonly known as an EWP ticket or Boom Lift ticket). A Statement of Attainment Licence to operate a boom type elevating work platform (boom length 11m or more) provided by GTS and a temporary WorkSafe Licence; Licence to Perform High Risk Work – WP will be issued upon successful completion of this course. To acquire your five-year WP Licence, take this to Australia Post and pay the license fee.
WHAT IS EWP YELLOW CARD?
Interested in the EWP operator ticket (Yellow Card)? Look into the Yellow Card course if you need to operate other types of EWP equipment, such as a scissor lift, vertical lift, or a Boom Lift with a length of less than 11 meters. You will obtain an EWPA Yellow Card and a Statement of Attainment to operate elevating work platform upon successful completion of this course. Enrolling in a two-day EWP course allows you to complete a Yellow Card at the same time, which saves you money. What about the EWP yellow card expiry date? From the date of training/assessment, the EWPA Yellow card is valid for 5 years. When a Yellow Card’s expiration date approaches, the EWPA will send an email to the Yellow Card holder. If you want to have your EWP yellow card renewal, you will be allowed to complete an EWP yellow card online renewal if you have been using EWPs on a regular basis and have maintained your practical abilities. There will be a renewal fee, when you submit a declaration and a series of questions to demonstrate your understanding and operation of EWPs. The email address supplied with the initial application will be used by the EWPA. EWP Yellow Card holders who want to renew their license will have to go through an EWP refresher course. The goal of this EWP renewal course is to keep EWP operators up to date on current regulatory and industry needs while also keeping them current in their operational knowledge.
WHAT ARE THE DIFFERENT TYPES OF EWP TICKETS?
- THE ELEVATED WORK PLATFORM (EWP) TICKET, SCISSOR LIFT (SL) TICKET & BOOM LIFT UNDER 11M (BL) TICKET.
WHEN IS AN EWP TICKET REQUIRED?
The operator of a boom-type EWP with a boom length of 11 meters or more must have a high-risk work license, according to section 4.5 of the model WHS Regulations. You must not instruct or permit someone to perform high-risk work unless you have seen written proof of their high-risk work license.
Other forms of EWPs, such as boom-types with a boom length of less than 11 metres, do not require high-risk work licenses, but you must still ensure that any worker using an EWP is appropriately trained and has received the essential information and instruction to do so safely.
Do I need an EWP ticket as an operator? Companies and firms that hire scissor lift and boom lift operators are usually the same ones that hire workers with a working at heights ticket. Also used by electrical contractors when installing lighting and other requirements in high or difficult-to-reach areas. Both modules are a one-day course that is covered by the EWP license. Vertical lift (VL), trailer mounted boom (TL), and truck mounted boom (TM) are other alternatives, although these applications aren’t requested as frequently as the other two. The EWP spotter requirements in QLD are:
- Operators receive formal training and training records are kept.
- A competent individual assesses the operator’s competency.
- Through EWP risk assessment & management, the possibility of EWP rollover is eliminated.
- Development of safe work procedures to enable training and subsequent safe use.
- An anchor point has been supplied for the operator harnessing.
- Processes for inspection, maintenance, and repair that are recorded.
- Worker access to defective machines is restricted via lockout measures.
Many of the events that occur in this business involve slips and trips, which can result in a variety of injuries, including falls from heights or injuries on the same level, knife stick injuries, and musculoskeletal diseases (sprains and strains). So, the EWP spotter main job is being alert at all times.
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- Duration 24 hours
- Skill level All levels
- Language English
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