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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.

 

Which Industry Qualifications Are Right For You?

The labour industry comprises such a broad range of sectors and specialisms that it can be difficult to know which type of role you are best suited to and the qualifications you’ll need to get the job. There are hundreds of training programmes, qualifications and certificates provided by different organisations with varying instructors, so it’s important to find the right one for you.

Australia is home to a large volume of manufacturing companies with thousands of workers that produce many of the goods we buy for use in every aspect of our lives. There are a multitude of jobs in assembly and fabrication, engineering, electrical technologies, warehouse stocking, quality control and management. While there is a lot to choose from, the tools and machinery used in these roles require training to operate – you may need a forklift licence, order picking or high reach licence or a logbook machine licence.

The trade industry is very broad but whether you are looking for excavation or construction work, you will need a QLD white card. To work safely at heights, you need to be qualified with an elevated work platform licence or high risk work licence for scaffolding and rigging. For jobs on building and development sites, it’s likely you’ll require training to conduct hydraulic, skid steer and grader loader operations.

With more and more employers looking for trade-certified staff over degree holders, the future of your career depends on choosing a course that’s right for you. If you’re uncertain about the role or industry you’d like to find work in, contact our team to establish the training that will open up as many opportunities as possible for your employment. View our full range of courses here.

First Aid Basics – Protect Yourself and Your Team

No matter how many health and safety procedures your employment has in place, there is always still a risk of accidents happening in the workplace. Some emergencies are unavoidable and can cause injury to employees and damage to business property, so it’s a good idea to be prepared by learning some basic principles of first aid or attending a course.

A first aid course will train you how to respond to life threatening situations, call for medical assistance, perform effective resuscitation and communicate details of any incidents. Giving you the skills and knowledge to quickly and effectively respond to emergencies, you can learn how to protect not just adults but also children. Your training may also come in handy outside of the workplace in the case of an accident.

You should choose a nationally recognised course from a registered training organisation such as St John Ambulance Queensland. As a general rule, there should be one first aider for every 25 workers in high risk workplaces such as construction sites and manufacturing factories. Depending on your workplace, you will need to consider all potential hazards inside and outside of your premises.

Teams that work in high risk workplaces are most vulnerable to accidental injury due to the dangerous tasks involved on a daily basis. Jobs where you may be exposed to risks and hazards include operating machinery such as forklift trucks and elevated platforms, agricultural chemicals, working at heights and extreme heat or cold. These types of roles in particular require a certified first aider to be on-site at all times.

By keeping a first aid box in an easily accessible place, you will be able to rapidly treat any injuries or illnesses in your place of work. These should also be stored inside work vehicles if you or your team travels as part of your employment. For more information on first aid or safety training, contact the Elevated Training team.

Operating Construction Equipment and Machinery

The evolution of technology has supported many workforces in their practices for centuries. Today, we have the ability to carry out more tasks bigger, better and faster; but it’s thanks to advancing machinery and equipment rather than raw manpower alone. The construction, manufacturing and agricultural industries in particular rely on the use of heavy machinery to streamline their processes and boost business throughout the year.

The most commonly used trade equipment is earthmoving machinery such as backhoe loaders, wheel loaders, hydraulic excavators and graders. With new properties, infrastructure and land being constantly regenerated and developed, these tools allow workers to dig deep into the ground to lay foundations and construct new buildings. Machinery courses and licences to operate this equipment can be obtained in a matter of days with the right training.

Forklift trucks are abundant across factories and warehouses across the country, providing workers with the freedom to lift, move and transport heavy goods and materials around the premises. There are three main types of forklift including the standard truck, order picking forklift and high reach forklift. Elevated Training provides a range of courses to qualify you to use any or all of these machines.

Elevated work platforms have revolutionised the way we build, maintain and clean our cities and communities. Workers can be transported to great heights to carry out specific and detailed jobs on buildings, but in order to be qualified for this role; employees must undertake an elevating work platform course. Working at heights requires more risk than other construction jobs, meaning your qualifications will open up opportunities for higher rates of pay.

With so many tools and machines being used and improved every day, it’s crucial for employees to adapt and learn how to use them to secure the best paid jobs. The more licences, certifications and training you have to use these machines, the better your job prospects will be. View our courses or for more information on training please contact the team.

Forklift Course Comes With Extra High Risk Work Licence

Forklift licence

Forklift trucks are a huge part of everyday practice for many businesses and organisations within the trade industry. These high-powered trucks have a mast and an elevating load carriage, with fork arms for lifting heavy goods over short distances on-site and around warehouses. Most employers expect their workers in the field to own a forklift licence in order to legally carry out multiple tasks with the use of these trucks.

A forklift licence qualifies you to operate the machinery safely and effectively in the workplace. The course that we offer is undertaken over a period of three days and certifies you to use, maintain and store a forklift. Teaching you to effectively plan your work and conduct routine checks, we’ll also train you how to shift heavy loads, shut down the forklift and safely secure it when it is no longer needed.

Our forklift training comes with an additional high risk work licence, meaning you get two qualifications for the price of one! A HRW licence is required for specific jobs such as scaffolding, dogging and rigging, operating cranes, driving forklift trucks and using hoists, reach stackers and pressure equipment. Assisting you to achieve a number of other certifications, a HRW licence can also open up opportunities to earn a greater salary, due to the high risk nature of the work you are able to carry out.

Elevated Training delivers nationally recognised courses at live training sites located at Brisbane and the Gold Coast. We can also carry out on-site group training throughout Queensland, with our instructors and assessors able to visit you directly at your workplace. Find out more about our forklift truck licence or contact us for more information.