(EWP) – Elevated Work Platform

TLILIC2005A – Licence to operate a boom-type elevating work platform (boom  length 11 metres or more)

This unit specifies the outcomes required to operate a boom-type elevating work platform (boom length 11 metres or more) for licensing purposes, and involves the operation of a telescoping 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. The 11 metre boom length shall be taken to mean the greater of the following:

(a) – The vertical distance from the floor of the platform to the surface supporting the elevating work platform with the platform at its maximum height; or

(b) – The nominal reach, measured horizontally from the centre point of rotation to the outer edge of the platform in its most extended position.

This unit also requires the operator to plan the work, conduct routine checks, set up elevating work platform, operate elevating work platform and shut down and secure elevating work platform. This unit is based on the requirements of the National Standard for Licensing Persons Performing High Risk Work. This unit in its current form meets state and territory licensing requirements. Any alteration will result in a unit which is not acceptable to regulators for the purpose of licensing.


This section describes the knowledge and skills required for this unit


  • Appropriate mathematical procedures for estimation of loads, to ensure that the elevating work platform is not overloaded
  • Commonwealth, state or territory OH&S legislation, standards and codes of practice relevant to the full range of processes for conducting elevating work platform operations
  • Ability to read and comprehend manufacturer’s instructions, procedures and safety signs
  • Understanding of elevating work platform operations and operating techniques
  • Emergency procedures and safety equipment, including the use of safety harness, energy absorber, lanyard and anchor points
  • Understanding of organisational and workplace standards, requirements, policies and procedures for conducting elevating work platform operations
  • Understanding of the hierarchy of hazard identification and control
  • Procedures for the recording, reporting and maintenance of workplace records and information, including the use of the service logbook
  • Typical routine problems encountered in the process and with equipment and adjustments required for correction


  • Accurately record and maintain information relating to elevating work platform operations
  • Assess ground conditions to confirm that the site is suitable (e.g. firm, level and safe) to extend and travel the elevating work platform
  • Complete the positioning, stabilising, set up of elevating work platforms, including the use of outriggers/stabilisers and packing
  • Operate mobile elevating work platform using best mobile practice
  • Use communication skills at a level sufficient to communicate with other site personnel
  • Operate and control an elevating work platform including all functions to their maximum extension within the safe working (rated) capacity
  • Apply risk assessment and hazard control strategies, including hierarchy of control as applied to the positioning and safe operation of the elevating work platform (particular awareness of the risks associated with overhead powerlines/electrical cables, ground conditions, wind, pedestrians and tipping)
  • Use and interpret manufacturer’s specifications and data
  • Identify problems and equipment faults and where practicable demonstrate appropriate response procedures


  • 100 points of Identification (this must include one (1) form of current photo identification e.g Car Licence/Passport), Medicare card.
  • Completed Pre-Course Learning Resources.

We are based in Albury / Wodonga  and now Assess in Echuca our contact number is (02) 6040 0807