Mobile Elevating Work Platform (MEWP)

The course enables students through knowledge and skills to plan MEWP activities, establish safe a work site and carry out MEWP operations in a electrical supply environment using current industry best practice.


Upon successful completion of this course students will be issued with a MEWP certificate.

Unit Standard: Legislation 23966 L3 C2 V2, Machinery: 23960 L3 C3 V3 (Scissor); 23962 L4 C5 V3 (Boom)

Course Content

The course focuses on:

  • Different types and use of MEWP’s.
  • Operator legal requirements,
  • Responsibilities and codes of practice.
  • Workplace hazard identification.
  • Safe operation of MEWP’s.
  • Pre-start operations and load limitations of MEWP’s.
  • Appropriate PPE associated with MEWP.
  • Shut down and make safe of a MEWP.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of this course, students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of types of MEWPs, their suitability for purpose; and safety features.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of legislative requirements in relation to Code of Practice and the use of MEWPs.
  • Assess a worksite and prepare to usean MEWP.
  • Carry out operations in a workplace environment., report faults, and shut down an MEWP .

Course structure

The course is a combination of theoretical, practical sessions and the collection of required evidence. Students are assessed continuously during the course.

Other Machinery Options

23961 L3 C4 V3 (Truck Mounted) 23963 L3 C4 V3 (Trailer Mounted) 23964 L3 C2 V3 (Vertical Lift)


NZQA US23966 is the prerequisite for all practical machinery unit standards 23960-23964. The student must have operator experience on a MEWP before they can undertake this course. If a student is deemed inexperienced/not safe at any time during the training, they will be turned away and no fees reimbursed.

Assessment process

Theory assessment followed by practical assessment which takes place when student is ready/has shown that they can perform all tasks required. Assessment involves operating an MEWP in a controlled environment.


Under the Best Practice Guidelines for Mobile Elevating Work Platforms – Section 6, 6.3, it is stated that refresher training should not exceed three years.

Required equipment

  • Allocated training area.
  • Certified EWP.

All PPE will be supplied for practical activity taking place at Manadon Street but students must supply their own safety boots. Photo ID is required.

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Course Length

1 Day


Wood Training Centre
26 Manadon St
New Plymouth

or at customer premises.


$480 + GST for Scissor and Boom Lift, contact Wood Training for other pricing options

Group rates available

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Meet The Trainers

Bob Korewha

Bob Korewha

Bob Korewha

There isn’t much that Bob can’t drive or operate.  Bob is a MITO, and Connexis registered assessor, a Competenz registered Forklift Trainer and an NZTA approved assessor.  Bob started his career as a Driver/Operator within the Transport and Building Industries and has spent the last 20 years training people on safe driving and operating equipment.  He believes in giving the right information to the candidate so that they can make the right decisions out there in the workplace, that teaching the safe use of heavy machinery includes a strong approach to forming a safety culture at their workplace so that the operator goes home safe every day.


Very well done course. Very happy with the course.

Simon Childs - ETCO

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