Month: April 2018

New Brendale Location for more accessible Forklift, EWP & Heavy Machinery Training

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New Brendale Location for more accessible Forklift, EWP & Heavy Machinery Training

Due to growing demand in a wide range of industries for comprehensive EWP, forklift and heavy machinery training and licensing in Brisbane and on the Gold Coast, Elevated Training are proud to announce our new training centre at Brendale. In conjunction with our other training centres at Burleigh Heads and Meadowbrook, our Brendale training centre will offer courses both on site and at the centre for your convenience. Our courses are nationally recognised and provide students with industry relevant, real world experience.

Increase in Gold Coast and in Brisbane jobs requiring LF, FO and High Reach Forklift Licences
There’s been a noticeable increase in jobs on the Gold Coast and in Brisbane that require either a LF, FO or High Reach forklift license. At present there are over 100 jobs on the Gold Coast alone requiring a forklift license and in Brisbane close to 900, which makes obtaining an LF, FO or High Reach license a smart investment.

Registered Training Organisation
Elevated Training is an industry and government recognised registered training organisation, so when you book in to complete a course through us you have peace-of-mind that the accreditation will be accepted for any job you apply for Australia-wide.

Simple and Easy Online Booking System
To ensure signing up for one of our training courses is a quick and easy process we have implemented a fast and efficient online booking system. Our new booking system is simple and uncomplicated, even for those who aren’t computer savvy.

Contact Elevated Training Now
If you’re interested in forklift, EWP or heavy machinery training and licensing in Brisbane or on the Gold Coast contact us now to find out more or book online and receive our current online booking special of 10 per cent off.

Elevating Work Platform Licence – Scale To New Salary Heights

Elevating Work Platform

If you’re into high-risks and high-flying, chances are you’re looking for a career that requires an Elevating Work Platform (EWP) licence. This is a type of High Risk Work (HRW) licence for jobs such as scaffolding, dogging and rigging, operating cranes, and driving forklift trucks and using hoists.

And the good news is, by choosing this high-risk type of employment, you’ll be compensated in an equally high manner too.

So, whether you’re an individual looking to train in this area or a company looking to educate or refresh its workers on EWPs, Elevated Training can help.

But first of all, what exactly is an elevating work platform? Generally, there are three types of EWP: vertical type, scissor type and boom type.

Vertical mast or personnel lifts come in two configurations. Both elevate using a telescopic mast in a vertical direction only. These lifts usually have limited capability in terms of weight and extension, and are most often used for internal maintenance tasks, such as changing light bulbs.

Scissor-type EWPs can only move in the vertical plane, elevating personnel, equipment and materials to carry out a task. As its name suggests, the scissor EWP operates by linked, folding supports in a criss-cross ‘X’ pattern.

Meanwhile, a boom-type EWP is described as a telescoping or hinged device used to support a platform or basket on which personnel, equipment and materials may be elevated. Boom types can be self-propelled, trailer mounted, truck mounted, and come with or without outriggers or stabilisers.

Elevated Training’s course, Operate Elevating Work Platform (11+), will touch on these applications and more. Essentially, it will see you gain the skills and knowledge to operate an elevating work platform in the resources and infrastructure industries.

The course will also cover elements like how to identify the ‘work steps’ involved in a job. For example, what are the job requirements, priorities, workplace rules and procedures, identifying hazards and control measures and workplace consultation.

As a high-risk job, safety is paramount when operating a EWP, and is covered in-depth with Elevated Training’s course. There have been many serious accidents where EWP operators have been trapped or crushed between the basket and overhead obstructions such as ceilings, beams and frameworks. The course will teach you how to mitigate these risks and carry out your job safely.

After completing the 3-day course you will gain both an EWP and HRW licence, which are not only stepping stones to acquiring a number of other qualifications but will open you up to earning a higher salary as a high-risk work operator.

Offering flexibility, the course can be completed during working hours, on the weekend or at night.

Elevated Training offers other courses including operating a forklift truck, operating an order-picking forklift truck; and operating a high-reach forklift. For more information on any of our courses, visit elevatedtraining.com.au or call (07) 55 245 925.