The MEWP Code of Practice requires that Employers must ensure employees are either sufficiently experienced to do their work safely or are supervised by an experienced person.  In addition, employees must be adequately trained in the safe use of equipment in the place of work; including protective clothing and equipment.

Please note that the elevated work platforms also referred to as EWP, MEWP, mobile work platform, elevating work platform and officially as a Mobile Elevating Work Platform.

People who successfully complete any one of the unit standards below will be able to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of types of EWPs, their suitability for purpose, and safety features including scissor lift, truck mounted, self-propelled boom lift, trailer mounted, vertical lift.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of legislative requirements in relation to Codes of practice and the use of EWPs.
  • Operate an Elevated Work Platform (EWP) within following the manufacturer’s recommendations and within the machine’s intended specifications, in accordance with industry requirements.

NZQA Unit Standards Included in the Scheduled Course

Unit Standard Title Credit Value
23960 Assess the worksite, prepare and operate a scissor lift elevating work platform 3
23962 Assess the worksite, prepare and operate a self-propelled boom lift elevating work platform 5
23966 Describe types of elevating work platforms (EWPs), and legislative requirements for their use (prerequisite) 2

Elective Options Available

Unit Standard Title Credit Value
23961 Assess the worksite, prepare and operate a truck mounted elevating work platform 4
23963 Assess the worksite, prepare and operate a trailer mounted elevating work platform 4
23964 Assess the worksite, prepare and operate a vertical lift elevating work platform 2


  • It is expected that attendees have experience in using an MEWP in their current role or have previous experience. Proof may be required.
  • 23966 is the pre-requisite requirement to all of the practical mobile elevating work platform options.  This is completed with the standard course delivery, shown in Table 1.
  • Trainees must be 16 years or older
  • Applicants for whom English is a second language must meet IELTS (or equivalent) Level 5. Proof will be required.


One day. This includes the theory unit standard and two practical units as shown in the Scheduled Course table.

Attendance Capacity

Strict Maximum 8 trainees for the standard delivery option in the scheduled course (please refer to table one). Please note that 3 machines can be assessed on the one day programme with an onsite booking.  This option has a strictmaximum of 6 trainees per course.


Course Fees

$450.00 + GST per person

Course costs include all learning materials and completion certificate. Costs also include registration of unit standard credits with NZQA. 

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Scheduled Course Locations

Please note that courses are available at a number of AMS Group branch locations, these are listed below. If there are no course locations shown below, courses can be arranged to be delivered at your place of work. Contact us to  find out more about our on-site training options available for this course or enquire below.