Epwa Yellow Card

WP Boom Lifts, LF Forklifts, LO Stock Pickers, Working at heights, White Card Member of the EWPA (Elevated work platform of Australia)

Categories BL / SL / VL / TL / TM

(VL) Vertical Lift

(SL) Scissor Lift

(TL) Trailer Mounted
Boom Lift <11m

(BL) Boom Lift < 11m

Why do I need a EWP trained operators card?

Although a High risk work licence is not required for the equipment set out above, every State in Australia has an Act and regulations in place to protect the health, safety and welfare of all members in our workforce. The acts clearly state that there is a ‘duty of care’ to ensure workplace safety. As a responsible employer and in line with your insurance policies these combined require that you train and employ licenced operators to minimise any risk or injury to co-workers. In line with that it also states that:

  • Employers must provide information, instructions, training and supervision necessary to ensure the health and safety of employers at work
  • Employees must co-operate with efforts to comply with employers.

What this means is that all parties must have some sort of written proof in place that says that the requirement of ‘duty of care’ has been met. The answer for EWPs that do not require a high risk licence is the EWPA Yellow Card. Penalties for not having this evidence in place vary from state to state but an employer may receive a maximum penalty in Victoria of over one million dollars as well as a five year jail term for not complying with their workplace obligations under the act. Employees can be fined up to $250 000.00 and also receive a five year jail term for the same reasons.

Forklift Licence Options

When applying for a forklift licence, you must be aware that there are two options available in Australia.

(1) Class LF – Operate Forklifts and

(2) Class LO – Order Picker Forklifts

Forklift Licence (LF Class)

The Worksafe “LF” Licence allows you to operate counter balanced forklift trucks, these are by far the most common Forklifts you will see in any workplace.

Course Duration: 1 or 2 Day Courses
Depending on your prior experience
Prerequisites: All students must be over 18 years of age
Attendees: 1 and 2 day course – Max 6 (per trainer per day)
Location:
Frequency: Victoria: more than 15 courses per week
Student
Requirements:
Closed toe shoes, appropriate work clothing, current photo I.D
Cost: Closed toe shoes, appropriate work clothing, current photo I.D

Forklift Licence (LO Class)

The Worksafe “LO” Licence allows you to operate Order Picking Forklifts, using these Forklits the operator is wears a harness and is lifted to height with the load. The operator generally picks stock from racking or shelving to fill an order for a customer. Order Picker Forklifts are specialised Forklifts and not as widely used as the “LF” category.

Course Duration: 1 or 2 x 8 Hour Days
Prerequisites: All students must be over 18 years of age
Attendees: Maximum of 6 (per trainer per day)
Location: Victoria – Multiple Locations available
Frequency: Victoria: 1 – 2 courses per week
Student
Requirements:
Closed toe shoes, appropriate work clothing, current photo I.D
Cost: Depends on number of participants, contact for more details.

Forklift Course Schedules

We provide forklift training and forklift licensing at multiple locations throughout Victoria in fully equipped forklift training venues. Unlike other providers, we have a wide range of locations which allows us to put you into a training centre close to you. With all our forklift training courses we run them several times a day throughout the week, so there’s always an opportunity to book in and receive the most current, up to date certification.

Which forklift licence is best for me – LF or LO?

If you are still unsure of which license you or your employees should get, send us a picture and we can assist you to make the right decision based on your business needs.

Forklift Course Bookings

Harness Awareness Course

The harness awareness course covers students for use of harnesses in equipment such as Elevated Work Platforms, Order Picking Forklifts, and use of harnesses in general. This course discusses how to check, fit correctly, tag out a harness, dispose of damaged harnesses and general information about rescue and suspension trauma.

Course Name: Harness Awareness
Course Code: Duty of care training – extract of RIIOHS204A – Work safely at heights
Location: At our venues in Victoria – Call for further details
Participants: Maximum of 15 students per trainer
Duration: 1.5 – 2.5 hours (Depending on class size)
Equipment
required:
All training equipment is provided by Rapid Platforms & Training
Dress
Requirments:
As per site requirements
Prerequisites: Basic verbal and written English communication skills sufficient to read material and understand instructions. Participants are required to have general good health and fitness and any pre-existing medical conditions that will affect the training must be disclosed prior to attending.
Course
Description:
Participants will be able to check, use, tag out, dispose of, and learn the basic first aid practices relating to suspension trauma.
Outcome: Upon Successful completion of this course, participants receive a certificate of participation.

Course Registration Prerequisites & Costs:

Anyone with basic verbal and written English communication skills sufficient to read material and understand instruction can register for the course. For course costing details and registration please contact our office.

Worksafe Working at Heights (WAH) Course Summary:

Course Name: Harness Awareness
Course Code: RIIWHS204D – Work safely at Heights
Duration: 8 Hours
Location: Rapid Platforms & Training offers this training at its branches in Hallam and Spotswood Victoria
Participants: Maximum of 10 students per course
Dress
Requirments:
Safety shoes and appropriate clothing
Equipment
required:
All training equipment provided by Go Workplace Training
Material
Required:
All material is supplied including trainees guide, workbook, resource materials, assessment paperwork and administrative documentation.
Prerequisites: Basic verbal and written English communication skills sufficient to read material and understand instruction.
Course
Description:
Participants will be able to plan their work and check the equipment as well as being able to apply a working knowledge of the OH&S and regulatory requirements.
Outcome: Upon Successful completion of this course, participants receive a statement of attainment.

Course Registration Prerequisites & Costs:

The RIIWHS204D – Work Safely at Heights (WAH) course is designed to help participants identify and minimise specific hazards associated with working at heights. The course will enable participants to apply a systematic approach to their work with training in planning, equipment check and working knowledge of the OH&S and regulatory requirements.

As with all other courses offered by Rapid Platforms & Training, WAH is designed with your time, safety and convenience in mind. The course can be completed in 1 day / 8 hours and runs in a groups of 10 or less students per trainer.

Also, you are not required to bring any equipment or material, as Rapid Platforms & Training will provide you with all the equipment and materials required.

Course Registration Prerequisites & Costs:

Course Name: Work Safely at Heights
Course Code: RIIWHS204D – Work safely at Heights
Duration: 8 Hours
Location: Rapid Platforms & Training offers this training at its branches in Hallam and Spotswood Victoria
Participants: Maximum of 10 students per course
Dress
Requirments:
Safety shoes and appropriate clothing
Equipment
required:
All training equipment provided by Go Workplace Training
Material
Required:
All material is supplied including trainees guide, workbook, resource materials, assessment paperwork and administrative documentation.
Prerequisites: Basic verbal and written English communication skills sufficient to read material and understand instruction.
Course
Description:
Participants will be able to plan their work and check the equipment as well as being able to apply a working knowledge of the OH&S and regulatory requirements.
Outcome: Upon Successful completion of this course, participants receive a statement of attainment.

Worksafe WP Licence

Boom type elevating work platforms (11 metre and over) require a Licence to Perform High Risk Work (category WP). Please note that this licence does not cover the holder for the operation of scissor lifts or vertical lifts. Participants will also be able to identify the safety requirements for operating Boom-Type Elevating Work Platforms and their working environments as well as being able to apply a working knowledge of the OH&S and regulatory requirements in accordance with Worksafe standards.

This course requires the operator to:

The Worksafe “LF” Licence allows you to operate counter balanced forklift trucks, these are by far the most common Forklifts you will see in any workplace.

  • Plan work.
  • Conduct routine checks.
  • Set up elevating work platform.
  • Operate elevating work platform.
  • Shut down and secure elevating work platform.
Course Name: Operate a Boom-Type Elevating Work Platform (Boom Length 11 metres or more)
Course Code: TLILIC2005A – Worksafe High Risk Licence (WP)
Duration: 2 X 8 Hour Days (or Accelerated 48 hours onsite and 8 hours face to face)
Location: Rapid Platforms & Training has training venues in Hallam and Spotswood in Victoria. Burswood in Western Australia and onsite for groups of 4 or more in Victoria, Western Australia and Tasmania
Participants: Maximum of 6 students per day per trainer
Dress
Requirements:
Safety shoes and appropriate clothing (High visibility vests, hard hats and all other required PPE can be provided) (as per the National Standard for Licensing and National Assessment Instrument) Boom type elevating work platform – covers the operation of a telescopic device, hinged device, or articulated device – or any combination of these – used to support a platform on which personnel, equipment and materials may be elevated to perform work, where the boom length is 11 metres or more.
Equipment
(On Site):
  • The 11 metre boom length is deemed as the vertical distance from the floor of the platform to the ground supporting the elevated work platform at its maximum extended position.
  • A working zone to enable the candidate to safely demonstrate four lifts to a minimum height of 11 metres.
  • EWP operational and service logbooks updated as per AS2550.
  • All Elevated Work Platforms are required to have a 10 year major service; the details of this must be supplied to indicate this
Material
Required:
All material is supplied including trainees guide, workbook, resource materials, assessment paperwork and administrative documentation.

  • Can use the English language at a level that enables the safe performance of high risk work. (6.7 – National Standard for licensing persons performing high risk work 2006).
  • Participants are required to have general good health and fitness and any pre-existing medical conditions that will affect the training must be disclosed prior to attending.

Boom type elevating work platforms (11 metre and over) require a Licence to Perform High Risk Work (category WP). Please note that this licence does not cover the holder for the operation of scissor lifts or vertical lifts. Participants will also be able to identify the safety requirements for operating Boom-Type Elevating Work Platforms and their working environments as well as being able to apply a working knowledge of the OH&S and regulatory requirements in accordance with Worksafe standards.

Outcome: Upon Successful completion of this course, participants receive a statement of attainment and are required to lodge their notice of assessment with Australia post within 60 days. Upon successful lodgement with Australia post, a Worksafe ‘Licence to Perform High Risk Work – Category WP’ will be posted to the applicant.