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Why Elevated Training is a Preferred Provider of Working at Heights Training

Working at heights

While it can be difficult to choose which registered training organisation (RTO) to enroll with for working at heights training, here are the reasons why Elevated Training is recognised as a preferred provider, industry-wide.

Working Knowledge of Height Safety

Elevated Training has developed their height safety training to go above-and-beyond their competitors to offer students an in-depth, hands-on working knowledge of best practices for height safety protocols when handling equipment.

Increased Knowledge Leads to Smarter Decisions

By having a more in-depth knowledge of these protocols this leads to making smarter decisions when working-at-heights. This increased knowledge correlates to choosing the right procedures and equipment, which ultimately saves your life on the work site. Not only will this knowledge save your life, it also results in a higher level of efficiency. Which means there’s less time spent scratching your head and more time allocated to doing those important tasks that convert to making higher profit margins.

Fully Equipped with the Skills You Need

Elevated Training will equip you with the skills you need to perform your role safely and efficiently, nothing more, nothing less. By providing working-at-heights training that’s straightforward and simple and cuts through all the confusion that’s caused by compliant paperwork, you’ll be industry ready to perform your role safely and competently. You’ll also receive concise, easy-to-comprehend working documents that will inspire you on your career path, that have been sourced directly from those working hands-on in your industry and not behind an office desk.

To find out more about what’s involved with Elevated Training’s working-at-heights course, contact the friendly team today on (07) 55 245 925. You will also receive a 10% discount by enrolling in the training online and you can claim back your course as it’s tax deductible.

What are the four main emergency lowering procedures for elevated working platforms?

Safety is an integral factor if you’re planning on operating elevated working platforms as a future career path. To ensure you remain safe, even in the event of the main power supply failing when operating a platform, it’s crucial for you to be aware of the four main emergency lowering procedures. The lowering procedure you choose is dependent on the type of lowering system that’s been fitted to your elevated working platform, which ranges from an auxiliary power motor or an emergency lowering cable to a hand pump or a bleed down valve. Before you attempt to lower a platform if a power failure emergency arises, the first step is to check and make sure the lowering path has no obstructions. Once you’ve cleared away any obstructions you can then safely follow one of the four emergency lowering procedures listed below:

Procedure 1: Emergency lowering procedure using an auxiliary power motor

An auxiliary power unit (APU) is generally fitted to either the scissor or boom elevated working platform. The electric motor receives power from the machines battery, which is connected to a hydraulic pump. If the main power supply fails, the controls of the APU motor can be switched on at the base of the platform to start the hydraulic pump delivering hydraulic pressure to the platform for lowering.

Procedure 2: Emergency lowering procedure using an emergency lowering cable

If a scissor elevated working platform isn’t fitted with an APU, it will have an emergency lowering cable. The cable can be found at the base of the platform. When pulled during an emergency, the cable activates a manual lowering valve which lowers the platform to the base.

Procedure 3: Emergency lowering procedure using a bleed down valve

A bleed down valve can be fitted to all types of different elevated working platforms. It’s operated by pushing the plunger which can be found on the cylinder.

Procedure 4: Emergency lowering procedure using a hand pump

This manual lowering system can be fitted to either a scissor or boom elevated working platform and is found at the base. By pulling the hand pump you can manually lower the platform safely.

To find out more about emergency lowering procedures read the Elevated Work Platform Association of Australia’s guide.

If you’d like to receive training and certification enabling you to pursue a career operating elevated work platforms contact Elevated Training today.


Workplace Training

workplace training

Prior to gaining work in the logistics, manufacturing and mining industries you are required to obtain a certain level of training in order to be appropriately qualified.

Whether it’s a forklift ticket or licensing for working at heights – your training is crucial to being able to work onsite, fulfil the role and to carry out daily tasks in a safe manner.

But the need to undergo training doesn’t stop when you’ve got your ticket and your job.

Under Australian legislation, it is up to the employer to provide refresher training as part of their duty of care to ensure that the skills of staff working on site are up-to-date.

Annual training is the best way to consistently ensure equipment is being used safely and that all workers are complying with workplace health and safety (WHS) regulations.

For employers, Elevated Training can provide group refresher training (Verification of Competency) to validate staffs’ abilities to undertake the responsibilities of their roles.

It can be quite a burden for routine operations and production schedules when workers are continually pulled out for days at a time in order to complete licencing or refresher training courses.

Fortunately, Elevated Training is focused on providing tailored training solutions that don’t disrupt your site’s normal workflow.

We deliver forklift licencing and forklift refresher courses onsite to avoid having production shut down all together.

Elevated Training can come to your workplace and provide onsite training for up to 30 employees and we can design a rolling session between various locations if your workplace operates from more than one site.

Workplace training aligns the timing of when your coworkers require refresher training in the years to come, and is also a great way of ensuring all staff have the same level of understanding when it comes to high risk work and safety procedures for the worksite.

Contact us today and find out how you can get arrange group courses or refresher training.

3 steps to ensure you’re compliant with Workplace Health and Safety regulations

workplace health & safety

In the unfortunate event there is an accident on site, would you be confident that you took every reasonable step to ensure the competency of your workers?

If not, you could be facing prosecution, a hefty fine of up to $20,000 – or even worse – one of your staff could be seriously injured.

Here are three simple steps to comply with Workplace Health and Safety (WHS) and above all, keep your team safe:

1. Ensure staff are licensed to fulfil their role

There are a number of different licenses relevant so any given worksite, so it’s important that your workers hold the appropriate tickets for their role.

Whether it’s a standard forklift ticket and High Risk Work license, working at heights, or operating machinery such as bobcats, graders and excavators – make sure you as the manager are across the relevant licensing that must be held by your workers for each individual role.

2. Ensure licensed staff are still competent in their field

As an employer, it is your legal responsibility to ensure that the skills of staff working on site are up-to-date.

To ensure your duty of care requirements are met, Elevated Training can provide refresher training, which is also known as ‘Verification of Competency’, to validate your staffs’ abilities to undertake the responsibilities of their roles.

3. Have risk management protocols in place that eliminate or minimise health and safety risks.

Typical protocols include identifying hazards, assessing the risks, controlling risks and reviewing the control measures.

If you take the necessary precautions you can not only prevent workplace injuries for your staff and keep them out of harm’s way, but you’ll also be compliant with WHS and avoid unwanted fines.

Elevated Training can come to your worksite and provide forklift licencing and forklift refresher courses to your team to avoid taking your staff out of work or shutting down production.

Contact us today and find out how you can keep compliant and get discounted training fees.