About this Course

Course Description:

This course covers the use of EWP controlled descent escape procedures, including rescuing a person from a raised EWP. It specifies the requirements and how they apply in the context of transmission, distribution or rail work functions.

Successfully completing this course will allow you to escape or assist with a rescue from an EWP with an Emergency Descent Device or Controlled Descent Device.


Public courses run at Kallibr Training (RTO 32365) locations in Sydney and Brisbane.

Private training can be organised and conducted onsite if the following training and assessment requirements are met:

  • Training room with tables, chairs and screen (or blank wall for a projector)
  • Suitable clear, flat operating area for practical training
  • Boom-type EWP (in serviceable condition with no faults and operator manual present)

Course Outline

  • Available in Sydney and Salisbury
  • Onsite training available
  • Nationally recognised
  • Group discounts available
  • Online booking available

Course Availability & Pricing

Please see our public course dates below. If there are no dates available or you would like to arrange a private course at your site or ours, then please select the ‘Private courses’ button.

Course Outcomes

Learning Outcome

On completion of the course, participants will have gained the following skills and knowledge in:

  • Legislative Requirements: WHS and Australian Standards
  • Limitations of rescue equipment and anchorages
  • Inspecting equipment in accordance with manufactures specifications and industry procedures
  • Identify faulty equipment
  • Demonstrating safe emergency descent from a raised EWP
  • Demonstrating and assist in rescue of a victim from a raised EWP


A nationally recognised Statement of Attainment.

Further Information

What is an EDD?

EDD stands for Emergency Descent Device, a safety device that is fitted to the side of the elevating work platform. EDD’s are sometimes also known as Controlled Descent Devices and should be fitted to the side of any EWP.

Who needs EDD training?

This course covers the use of elevating work platform escape procedures, including rescuing a person from a raised EWP. In the event that a work platform malfunctions and workers are stuck in an elevated position, an EDD course is essential.

In the event of an emergency, such as the EWP becoming entangled in power lines or losing power and unable to be lowered, workers need to know how to safely exit the EWP and lower themselves to the ground safely.

By attaching an EDD to your harness, you can climb over the basket of the EWP and lower yourself down to the ground. Learning how to safely escape a jammed EWP is a skill that you’ll hopefully never need to put into practice, but it’s essential knowledge for anyone working with scissor lifts, cherry pickers, boom lifts and other similar equipment.

Important Information

If a participant withdraws from a qualification/unit, with less than seven (7) business days notice prior to commencement, Kallibr Training reserves the right to retain the 30% administration booking fee.

No refund will be provided within two (2) business days prior to commencement. No refund will be permitted after course commencement or if a participant fails to attend on the scheduled commencement date.

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