An Elevated Working Platform (EWP) ticket or licence gives you the advantage of operating machinery in areas that are higher than 11 metres – platforms that your standard ladder cannot reach.
Elevating work platforms are commonly used on building sites, in warehouses and in a whole range of other industries, to lift people up to the correct level to perform work.
Whilst it’s always best to work at ground level where possible, this isn’t always an option – this is when EWPs become a good solution. Elevating work platforms include a range of different equipment including vertical or mast lifts, scissor lifts and boom type devices such as cherry pickers.
Whether you are a new or experienced operator, EWP training is essential for working on high-risk elevated platforms.
What equipment can you use with an EWP ticket?
Equipment you can operate with an EWP ticket includes any boom-type elevating work platform, including self-propelled, trailer-mounted and truck-mounted boom lifts with a height or reach of 11m or more within Australia.
And the best way to safely learn how to operate this equipment is to take an EWP course.
An EWP course teaches you how to:
- Conduct routine checks on EWP or scissor lifts
- Set up, operate, shut down, and secure EWP
- Make the right assessment, inspect, maintain, and use fall protection equipment such as a harness
- Operate various lifting equipment, including scissor lifts, any boom-type elevated work platform, trailer, and truck-mounted boom lifts with a height over 11m
Does an EWP ticket cover working at heights?
An EWP ticket doesn’t specifically cover working at heights: this is a separate course.
Naturally, working on an elevating work platform means you’ll be working at height at times, however getting your EWP license won’t automatically cover you for height safety work in different types of applications.
An EWP course will, however, make sure you know how to use some personal height safety equipment like a harness.
How much does an EWP Course cost?
It’s easy to get an EWP ticket – all you have to do is to apply and take the course with us at Kallibr. Then, after successfully completing the course work, you can apply for a licence with your local workplace safety authority, and you’ll have your EWP ticket fairly quickly.
The course runs over three days and costs around $700 depending on location, and your plastic wallet licence costs around $100 from WorkSafe VIC, WorkSafe QLD or Safe Work NSW.
Get your EWP ticket with Kallibr
An EWP ticket gives an advantage over others when looking for a new role or progressing with your current employer. Not only does it prove that you are trained and qualified to work with scissor lifts or EWPs but it also shows that you can keep yourself and your workmates safe on site.
Contact us today to get started.