Elevating Work Platforms- minimum standard of training Q & A
SafeWork South Australia notice 27.05.2017 Elevating Work Platforms- minimum standard of training Q & A
1. Why was the minimum standard of training developed?
The elevating work platform minimum standard of training was developed as a result of a recommendation by the Elevating Work Platform Working Group (a sub-committee of the Industrial Relations Consultative Council), which has representatives from the South Australian Government, unions, the building industry, training organisations and the EWP Association.
The Elevating Work Platform Working Group was established in April 2016 following two deaths involving scissor lifts at the construction site of the new Royal Adelaide Hospital.
The minimum standard of training was developed to clearly specify the expectations of SafeWork SA, South Australia’s work health and safety regulator, regarding the provision of elevating work platform (EWP) training by persons conducting a business or undertaking (PCBU) pursuant to section 19 of the Work Health and Safety Act 2012 (SA) (the WHS Act).
2. Is the minimum standard of training regulated, or is it guidance?
The minimum standard of training sets out what SafeWork SA would expect an operator ought to know about the operation of an EWP. By asking questions based on the requirements set out in the minimum standard of training, SafeWork SA’s work health and safety (WHS) inspectors will measure whether the worker has been adequately trained to operate an EWP. If a WHS inspector forms a reasonable belief that the worker has not been adequately trained to operate an EWP, the inspector may issue a compliance notice for additional training to occur.
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