The difference between working safely at heights and EWP tickets

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EWP tickets are licences to operate Elevated Work Platforms.

The nature of this title can often confuse new people entering the industry, with an alternate qualification – working safely at heights.

While the work platforms are elevated, and some above 11m, the skills and understanding required to operate them is different to learning to perform work at varying heights in the workplace.

Working safely at heights courses instill you with the knowledge and precautions for instances in the workplace where you’d be stepping up onto a ladder, for example, and focuses on fall prevention.

Whereas elevated work platforms, such as scissor lifts, require training that prepares the worker to operate the machinery – which also happens to elevate to higher levels in the workplace.

There’s also a different licence required again for working with elevated work platforms over 11m.

At Elevated Training, we specialise in these courses with training fees as little as $300.

Working safely at heights is an important ticket to obtain when you’re looking to work on construction sites, or in the logistics, resources and infrastructure industries.

We offer one-day courses with the training you need to become qualified with a Working Safely at Heights licence for just $300.

Tickets to operate Elevated Work Platforms are also a one-day course which we run weekly on Saturdays for the same fee of $300.

In this course, you learn not only to plan and prepare for operation, but also to conduct work activities with the platform and carry out routine maintenance and the likes.

The other course for Operating Elevated Work Platforms – 11m and over – is a three-day training course for $495.

In this course, you will also gain a High Risk Work license, which not only aids you in acquiring a number of other qualifications but also opens you up to the possibility of a higher salary as a high risk work operator.

For more information about these courses and which one you need, give us a call on (07) 5524 5925.