1. How Does It Work?
The operator Card is a registered ticket issued to operators who have been successfully trained by
EWPA accredited trainers in the safe use and operation of various types of elevated work platforms.
are five different types of EWP Yellow Card licence category:
- (BL) Self Propelled Boom Lift.
- (SL) Scissor Lift.
- (VL) Vertical Lift.
- (TL) Trailer Mount Boomlift.
- (TM) Truck Mount Boomlift.
*example of yellow card with all categories.
2. Are There Alternatives?
In house training course or user specfic training. It is essential training programs need
to have a structured training format or procedure plus written proof of successful completion please note that training must
be performed by qualified person.
If to "do nothing" is your preferred approach, and a serious accident occurs and
no proof of training can be produced, then there will be serious consequences for all involved.
4. When Is The WP Over 11 Meter Work Cover Ticket Needed?
A GREY AREA exists due to the ASCC (Australian Safety and Compensation Council), introduced
Certificate of competency licence for users of boom lifts 11 meters and over through the National Occupational and Safety
Certification standards for users and operators of industrial equipment (NOHSC: 1006 (1995)). This is a nationally recognized
scheme throughout Australia. This means that you must have a licence to operate elevated work platforms 11 meters and
over. There is no specification of what type of knuckle boom and has no mention of scissor lifts. We also offer this certificate
of competency (WP licence for 11 meters and above) which is performed over two part assessment knowledge and practical demonstration
and requires a sound practical and safety knowledge of EWPs to avoid incidents.
5. Will I Need The Yellow Card And WP Licence To Work Over 11 Meters In A
To comply with Occupational Health and Safety regulations, the answer is YES. The Yellow Card indicates
you have been trained in the safe use and operation of specific EWP, elevated work platform such as scissor lift, boom
lift, vertical lift, trailer mount or truck mount, work platforms. The WP licence is a Work Cover requirement for working
on EWP, elevated work platforms 11 meters and over.