Mobile elevating work platforms (EWPs) are a crucial part of many work sites, providing a safe and easy way for workers to reach heights. Whether you’ve spent years using these machines or are completely new to them, it’s essential you know how to operate them correctly.

There is a range of independent EWP training courses available throughout New Zealand, catering to different skill levels and types of EWPs. The courses provide the knowledge and skills needed to operate EWPs effectively and safely in different working environments.

Why do an EWP course?

  • Stay up to date with industry standards. Occupational Health & Safety laws and EWP regulations are constantly changing. Taking a course will help you, your colleagues, and your business stay up to date with the latest legislation.
  • Flexible delivery to suit your needs. Depending on the training provider, you can choose to have the training delivered at their site or at your own place of work. The courses are usually just one day long, making it easy to fit into your workload.
  • Practical learning. You won’t be snowed under with books and theory learning. The courses are hands-on, getting you on the machines and directly operating them.

The Elevating Work Platforms Association of New Zealand (EWPA) oversees safety, best practice, and training in the industry. Please visit their website for a list of training providers offering courses in elevating work platforms.