Elevated Platform Training Course

Operate Elevating Work Platform


This course is designed for students to gain the skills and qualifications to operate an Elevating Work Platform for the Civil Construction, Mining, Building, Facilities and Asset Management industries. We offer competitive pricing on all our courses and are happy to negotiate where more than one course or more than one student will be completing the course.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) can be offered providing suitable evidence is supplied. Discuss this with our support staff prior to beginning the course. Upon completion of the course you will be provided with a Photo identification card detailing your qualifications and a certificate demonstrating a Statement of Attainment (SOA)

Foundation Skills required

This section describes those pre-requisite language, literacy, numeracy and employment skills that are essential to performance.


Identifies and interprets information from workplace procedures, documentation, legislation and regulations


Uses equipment operating capacity schedule to confirm safe weight load limits

Course Outline

1. Plan and prepare for operating an elevating work platform
1.1 Access, interpret and apply elevating work platforms documentation and ensure the work activity is compliant
1.2 Obtain, read, interpret, clarify and confirm work requirements
1.3 Select and wear personal protective equipment appropriate for work activities
1.4 Identify and select any required tools and equipment, check for serviceability and rectify or report, verbally or in writing, any faults prior to commencement
1.5 Perform pre-start and post-start inspections/checks
1.6 Coordinate activities with others prior to commencement of, and during, the work activity
1.7 Identify and address potential risks, hazards and environmental issues, and implement control measures
1.8 Obtain and interpret emergency procedures, and be prepared for fire/accident/emergency
2. Conduct work activities from elevating work platform
2.1 Stabilise elevating work platform
2.2 Place tools and equipment into bucket/platform
2.3 Use approved safety devices, ensure safety of personnel and surrounding site
2.4 Act on or report, verbally or in writing, monitoring systems and alarms
2.5 Recognise and respond to hazardous and emergency situations
2.6 Complete work and shut-down in accordance with agreed work plan

3. Carry out operator maintenance
3.1 Carry out work platform inspections and fault finding
3.2 Carry out routine operational servicing, lubrication and housekeeping tasks in accordance with manufacturer’s instructions and site authorised procedures and practices
3.3 Carry out minor operator maintenance to manufacturer’s instructions and site requirements
3.4 Process written records
4. Clean up
4.1 Clear work area and reuse, recycle or dispose of materials
4.2 Check, clean, maintain and store plant, tools and equipment

More information on the legislative training requirements can be found here – Foundation Skills Companion
exerpt from – https://training.gov.au/Training/Details/RIIHAN301E