If you are seeking a boom lift ticket in NZ—or any ticket related to the operation of an elevated work platform (EWP), look no further than EWP Silvercard. The Hire Industry Association of New Zealand (HIANZ) developed the EWP Silvercard program nearly two decades ago. In the years since the Silvercard has come to be known nationally as a respected and reputable proof of concept for EWP operators spanning numerous sectors and disciplines.

SAFETY IS EVERYONES RESPONSIBILITY

The Health & Safety at Work Act (HSWA) states that one aspect of ensuring that employees can carry out work safely is making sure that employees have adequate knowledge, experience and training.This course ensures your company is legislatively compliant, and your staff will have been made aware of the relevant Best Practices and guidelines related to EWP machinery operations.

EWP Silvercard courses are available throughout New Zealand and cater for the following types of EWP.

Our courses are designed to deliver essential safety and compliance information. Attendees will gain theoretical knowledge and practical skills in:

  • Health and Safety Legislative Requirements
  • Types of Elevated Work Platforms (EWP’s)
  • EWP Compliance Requirements
  • Hazard identification, risk assessment and controls
  • Fall arrest harness inspection, fitting and use
  • Conduct pre and post operational checks
  • Safe Operation of EWP
  • Emergency procedures, Rescue Plans
  • Theory & Practical assessments, observation and demonstration.

Upon successful completion of the course your assessor will report the achieved Unit Standards to The Skills Organisation who will register these on your NZQA Record of Achievement. You will then receive an EWP Operator ID Card as proof of training and competency. 

 

A “temporary” Silver Card may be supplied on the day of the course which can be used when operating machinery until you receive the official photo ID card.

Below is a list of NZQA Unit Standards that correspond to the EWP Silvercard courses.

23966 – Describe types of EWP, and legislative requirements for their use (Theory)
23960 – Assess the worksite, prepare and operate a scissor lift EWP (Practical)
23961 – Assess the worksite, prepare and operate a truck mounted EWP (Practical)
23962 – Assess the worksite, prepare and operate a self-propelled boom lift EWP (Practical)
23963 – Assess the worksite, prepare and operate a trailer mounted EWP (Practical)
23964 – Assess the worksite, prepare and operate a vertical lift EWP (Practical)

Training for all types of EWP's

SCISSOR LIFT

SELF PROPELLED BOOM

VERTICAL LIFT

TRUCK MOUNTED BOOM

TRAILER MOUNTED BOOM

About HIANZ

The Hire Industry Association of New Zealand (HIANZ) is committed to promoting best practice training for EWP operators across New Zealand.

 

Our assessors are approved by The Skills Organisation who manage the reporting of a participants completed Unit Standards to NZQA (New Zealand Qualifications Authority). Participants are also enrolled with Skills Organisation.

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Use the EWP Silvercard Program to Get Your Boom Lift Ticket in NZ

If you are seeking a boom lift ticket in NZ—or any ticket related to the operation of an elevated work platform (EWP), look no further than EWP Silvercard. The Hire Industry Association of New Zealand (HIANZ) developed the EWP Silvercard program nearly two decades ago. In the years since the Silvercard has come to be known nationally as a respected and reputable proof of concept for EWP operators spanning numerous sectors and disciplines.

Tips Regarding the Boom Lift Ticket in NZ

Before you sign employees at your company up for a boom lift course in NZ, consider these tips and pointers to make sure you are getting as much value out of your training as possible:

  • Get training for everyone: Anyone who will or may be working with/on an EWP in the course of work for your company needs the proper training. The EWP Silvercard programs provide that training and certification in the form of the Silvercard certification. Getting these cards for your whole team will keep you legally compliant while also ensuring a safe worksite grounded in best practices.
  • Specify the type of boom lift: There are EWP Silvercard training options available for three types of boom lifts: self-propelled booms, truck-mounted booms and trailer-mounted booms. Each EWP is a bit different and has its individual Silvercard training session. Know which type of boom lift on which you’re seeking training for your employees.
  • Look beyond the boom lift: You may have come to the Silvercard website just seeking a ticket for an EWP boom lift in NZ. However, there is a good chance that your team is using other EWPs too—such as scissor lifts or vertical lifts. Considering that the different types of booms are different, these EWPs have their own unique operational best practices. Getting your team trained in all the different types of EWPs may be a good investment for your business.

Problems EWP Silvercard Addresses

We have worked to build the EWP Silvercard into New Zealand’s finest training and certification program for EWP operators. Our programs address numerous problems often found in industry or trade training programs, including:

  • Geographic inaccessibility: Sometimes, you’re out of luck if you don’t live near a specific location where training is offered. EWP Silvercard courses are available throughout New Zealand.
  • Trainers without practical experience: When you enrol in a boom lift course in NZ, you can trust that your trainer will be a true industry veteran. Our trainers are experienced industry professionals. Most of them have worked within the hire industry or somewhere in the EWP service sector. They know these machines and how they operate, as well as safety practices and compliance demands.
  • Poorly balanced training: Silvercard courses are perfectly balanced between theory and practical training and incorporate plenty of one-on-one time.

Why EWP Silvercard Is Cost Effective

Training for an EWP boom lift in NZ is a small investment that will help ensure compliance, safety and productive work on your project sites. The benefits and value of the training far outweigh the price of admission. To learn more about EWP Silvercard and our boom lift ticket in NZ, contact us today.

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