Mobile Elevated Work Platforms Safety and Awareness Training

Do you use a Mobile Elevated Work Platform in your work? Our Mobile Elevated Work Platforms Safety and Awareness Training will equip you with the knowledge you need to safely operate a MEWP.

What is a MEWP?

There are a variety of MEWP, with the most common being:

  • Scissor Lift
  • Self Propelled Boom Lift
  • Truck or Trailer Mounted
  • Vertical Master Lift

Many different industries may require MEWPs, such as:

  • Construction
  • Maintenance
  • Creative/Entertainment
  • Electrical
  • Arboriculture and forestry
  • Warehousing
  • Port operations
  • Machinery Hire

The Facts

Mobile Elevated Work Platforms (MEWPs) are useful but complex. They are often used for access in hazardous areas. However, people have been seriously injured and killed in accidents involving EWPs. 

Some reasons accidents on MEWPs occur:

  • Equipment failure
  • Not following the manufacturer’s guidelines
  • Unsuitable training and supervision
  • Lack of hazard assessment

Contributing factors to injuries from MEWPs could include inadequate/incorrect:

  • Planning and hazard assessment
  • Supervision
  • Training for the task being carried out
  • Protection or equipment choices
  • Use or set-up of equipment including personal protective equipment
  • Changing the way a task is carried out when a safer alternative is identified
  • Suitable equipment

Our Training

Now you have an idea of what Mobile Elevated Work Platforms are and the risks involved, keep reading to learn about our training! We offer training Face-to-Face as a full-day Competency-Based training for both first time trainees and for experienced workers needing refreshers. For those who are experienced and just need a quick refresher however, we can also offer this training Online.

Face-to-Face Training

We run this course as a Private, Company-Specific Training or as a Public Course every month.

Private, Company-Specific Training


full day
from $3,250 + gst
up to 10 people

Our Private, Company-Specific course is perfect if you have a group of up to 10 people. We can tailor-make this course to suit your industry, and we can incorporate any of your own procedures. Prices for this start at $3,250.00 + GST depending on your location, for up to 10 people. This is generally held at our site, however we can hold it at your site if there is a suitable training area, and if our trainer is able to carry out a site visit (or at least view the area via photos) prior to the training to ensure the area is suitable. Contact us if you would like to book this for your team. Half-day refresher training may be available upon request, if you have proof of previous training.

We supply all harnesses, high-vis and hard hats, but please ensure you wear suitable footwear and clothing. Generally what you would normally wear on site will be fine.

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Public Courses


full day
$325 + gst per head
1, 2 or small groups

You can check to see if we have any upcoming Public Courses here. This is great if you have just one or a few people needing this training. This is a full-day course and runs at a set date and time at our training centre on Kioreroa Road in Whangarei. The price for our Public Mobile Elevated Work Platforms Safety and Awareness Training is $325.00 + GST per person.

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Online Training


30 - 60 mins
$169 + gst per head
no limit

We also have a Mobile Elevated Work Platforms Safety and Awareness Training online. Online training is a good supplement to practical experience and competency, and can be a way to gain knowledge and understanding before or after practical training. It is a great way to learn about the training and all the course content before or after discussions with our trainer(s). It can also be used as an effective safety and awareness training refresher and in large scale or rapid roll-out training situations. Online Training in some cases may not be suitable and it is up to the individual or management to decide when and where it is appropriate.

The cost for this is $169.00 + GST and it takes approximately 30-60 minutes to complete. Trainees can access the training on their own time whenever suits them. They will receive login details and instructions on how to access the course. It contains a mix of visual and written information in an interactive format, and there is a quiz to complete. Trainees must receive a 90% pass-rate to be able to download their certificate.

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Course Description

Our Mobile Elevated Work Platforms Safety and Awareness Training is aimed at ensuring people working with mobile elevated work platforms can understand and demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and attributes for all essential areas covered under the full “best practice” guidelines in the workplace.

This course outlines the varieties of mobile elevated work platforms and their uses, the legal obligations and codes of practice, correct usage of a mobile elevated work platform, and followed by a practical assessment.

Course Structure

The course includes a combination of theory and practical sessions, including the following features:

  • Employer and owner responsibilities
  • Mobile elevated work platform mechanics and safety features
  • Hazards and risks management/identification
  • Environment and workplace checks
  • Mobile elevated work platform faults and damage, and how to identify these
  • Pre-operation checks

Please note: This training does not issue Unit Standards

If you have any questions about this course, get in touch and one of our friendly team can help you, or you can book onto our course online.

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