MELBOURNES LEADING EQUIPMENT HIRE & TRAINING PROVIDER

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

HIRE

It is dependent on the job you need to complete. No stress, we are here to provide the best recommendations based off your work needs. The machine you need may be determined by the required working height, accessibility, site and ground conditions, required weight capacity and whether it be for indoor and/or outdoor use. We would love to assist over the phone at 1300 814 876. We are also happy to do a complimentary site inspection and quote on-site.

We have highly competitive rates for the Metropolitan Melbourne area. We also offer discounted rates for weekly and longer term hire.

We recommend contacting us on 1300 814 876 to discuss your requirements.

Of course, please contact us on 1300 814 876 to discuss further.

Of course, please contact us on 1300 814 876 to discuss further.

We have a minimum of 1 day hire of our machines but you can hire for as long as you need it for.

At Rapid Platforms & Training, insurance is included in our Hire and Training prices. Talk to our team today to find out what our insurance covers.

TRAINING

If you need to operate an Elevated Work Platform (EWP) under 11 metres, our EWPA Yellow Card Course provides you with the training and knowledge to operate Boom (<11m), Scissor and Vertical Lifts at all heights.

If you need to operate an EWP over 11 metres, WP High Risk Course  provides you with the training you need to operate boom type machines over 11m in height.

We also offer other training courses including:

  • VOC

Yellow Card holders who wish to renew their licence will be required to undergo an EWPA refresher training programme. Please visit our Book Now page or contact us on 1300 814 876

We run multiple training courses each week but these do book out quickly so please check our Book Now page or contact us on 1300 814 876 if your desired date is not available.

Of course, we do request a minimum of 3 students.

Equipment with full service history will need to be available on-site otherwise we can arrange for equipment to be delivered to site for use at an additional cost.

We run training sessions every weekend but these are in high demand so please check our Book Now page for availability or contact us on 1300 814 876.

For all Scissor lifts and Vertical lift (unrestricted) and Boom Lifts under 11 metres, an EWPA Yellow Card* or competency-based training is required.


For all Boom Lifts with platform working height above 11 metres, a Worksafe High Risk (WP) Licence TLILIC2005 is required.
These are issued by trainers registered with the EWPAA (Elevating Work Platform Association of Australia).
Rapid Platforms and Training is an accredited training provider of the nationally recognised EWPA Yellow Card Course, servicing Metropolitan Melbourne Area.

We offer Training for the EWPA, Verification of Competency (VOC) Course to assess individual’s competency in the above mentioned skills.
NOTE: The Yellow Card is not a legally essential licence. However, verbal instruction is not deemed an effective method of training as it lacks written proof of competency evidence. Therefore, having this licence is a legal safeguard and is often requested by construction sites and the like.

Yes!
We offer Training for the EWPA Yellow Card, and Verification of Competency (VOC) Course to assess individuals’ competency in the above mentioned skills.

EWPA YELLOW CARD

The EWPA Yellow card is valid for a period of 5 years from the date of training/assessment. When the expiry date of a Yellow Card is approaching, the EWPA will notify the Yellow Card holder via email. The EWPA will use the same email which was provided with the initial application. Yellow Card holders who wish to renew their licence will be required to undergo an EWPA refresher training program.

 

From expiry date you have 6 months to upgrade before you are required to re-sit the full course again. We strongly recommend you review expiry dates and contact the EWPA when this date is approaching. 

From expiry date you have 6 months to upgrade before you are required to re-sit the full course again. We strongly recommend you review expiry dates and contact the EWPA when this date is approaching. 

If your yellow card has expired – you will unfortunately need to sit the full course again. We offer multiple training courses each week please visit our Book Now  page or contact us on 1300 814 876. 

If you have lost or damaged your Yellow Card, you can order a replacement for $30 (including postage). You will need to contact the EWPA directly to assist.

 

If you have lost or misplaced your EWPA Yellow Card issues prior to July 2013 unfortunately these are not able to be reissued and you will need to re-sit the training to obtain the new EWPA Yellow Card which includes your photo. 

Unfortunately if your EWPA Yellow Card was issued before July 2013 you will need to re-sit the training course. 

If you have lost or misplaced your EWPA Yellow Card issues prior to July 2013 unfortunately these are not able to be reissued and you will need to re-sit the training to obtain the new EWPA Yellow Card which includes your photo.