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:
Yellow 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 raining 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.
In NSW a High Risk License is NOT required to operate a Tele Handler with a fork attachment regardless of lifting capacity.
However PCBU requirements are that the duty of care is to provide formal training and instruction for safe operation.
The Gold Card is formal proof of competent training and instruction of operating tele handlers safely.
Tele Handler attachments include:
TLILIC2005 – Licence to operate a boom-type elevating work platform (boom length 11 metres or more)
This course covers all the requirements for obtaining a national High Risk Work Licence (Class WP) for boom-type elevating work platforms.
Successfully completing this course will allow you to operate any boom-type elevating work platform, including self-propelled, trailer mounted and truck mounted boom lifts with a height or reach of 11m or more within Australia.
This course does not cover the requirements for operating vertical lift types or scissor lift type EWPs. A Yellow Card Trained Operator Licence will be required for these types of EWP.