Why do I need a EWPA Yellow Card to operate an elevating work platform?
The Work Health and Safety Act 2011 (formerly Occupational Health and Safety Act) aims to protect the health, safety and welfare of people at work.
The Act applies to Persons Conducting a Business or Undertaking ("PCBU").
A PCBU has the primary duty of care to ensure the health and safety of workers while they are at work with the business or undertaking. A PCBU is also responsible for ensuring work carried out does not carry risk to the health and safety of others.
This means the PCBU must:
The "Yellow Card" provides proof the employee has been trained in the safe use of the type of EWP operated. This training meets and exceeds Unit of Competence R11HAN301B Operate Elevating Work Platforms.