THE EWPA YELLOW CARD came into effect on 1 July 2013. The new course is nationally recognised training and provides detailed training on the safe use of elevating work platforms.

The training is broken into 5 modules:

  • (SL) Scissor Lift
  • (VL) Vertical Lift
  • (BL) Boom Lift
  • (TL) Trailer Lift
  • (TM) Truck Mount

YelIow Card training is tailored specifically to the equipment you are being trained in and operate. For example to obtain a Yellow Card for scissor lift and boom lift you must complete not only these modules in the theory training but also must operate both units in the practical section.

The course provides duty of care training to help you to comply with the Workplace Health & Safety Act 2011. It assists you to provide a safer working environment for all employees and contractors, which helps you to avoid accidents on your worksite and damage to your equipment.

Course Outline

Participants will gain theoretical knowledge and practical skills in:

  • Hazard identification, risk assessment and controls
  • Fall arrest harness inspection, fitting and use
  • Identify safe operating parameters using data plate and manual
  • Conduct pre and post operational checks
  • Operation of EWP
  • Emergency procedures
  • Theory assessment and practical observation and demonstration

The Yellow Card training course takes 3-5 hours, depending upon group size and prior knowledge and experience.

The HRW (WP) licence is required to operate boom lifts above 11 metres. This certification DOES NOT cover the operation of scissor or vertical lifts.

What Training or License do I Require?

  • Scissor Lift - Yellow Card covers all size scissor lifts (electric and diesel)
  • Vertical Lift - Yellow Card covers all size vertical lifts
  • Boom Lift - Yellow Card covers boom lifts up to 11 metre platform height (electric and diesel)
  • Boom Lift - HRW (WP) License covers boom lifts above 11 metre platform height (electric and diesel)