What is an EWPA yellow card?
EWPA stands for Elevated Work Platform Association, a professional organization in Australia that is dedicated to ensuring the safe use of powered access equipment. Their "Yellow Card" is a type of certification that indicates the holder has completed training and is competent to operate certain types of machinery.
How Do I get Boom lift certified?
Easy! Take this course.
Can I operate all elevated work machinery with my EWPA yellow card?
The Yellow Card covers training for the following types of EWP:
- Vertical lift
- Scissor lift
- Self-propelled boom lift
- Trailer-mounted boom lift
- Truck-mounted boom lift
You will be certified on each type of EWP separately, so your Yellow Card will indicate which types of EWPs you're qualified to operate.
Do you need a license to operate a boom lift?
Generally you do not need a High Risk Work Licence to operate a vertical lift, these are typically smaller lifts that only move vertically and are often used for tasks like changing lights or accessing high shelves.
The Yellow Card training program covers vertical lifts, among other types of equipment. Successful completion of this program provides a Yellow Card, which serves as evidence of training.
Why Do You Need an EWPA Yellow Card?
For scissor lift, vertical lift, and boom lift operations, having an EWPA Yellow Card from a registered operator is not only recommended – it’s vital. Not only does it provide industry assurance that the machinery is being operated safely and professionally, but without a valid EWPA Yellow Card, the operator may face consequences if an incident occurs.
How Important is Scissor Lift Training?
When it comes to scissor and boom lifts, safety should always be a top priority. A scissor lift is a type of vertical lift that has scissor-like arms with platforms on the end that allow workers to reach elevated work sites. Unfortunately, scissor lifts can be dangerous if not properly operated, which means scissor lift training is essential
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