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
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:
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.