Elevating Work Platform - Cherry Picker Workcover Licence Course
Do I need a permit to operate an elevating work platform?
A Certificate of Competency is required to operate an elevating work platform. Permits were required prior to assessment for a certificate under the previous certification system. The current certification system relays on recorded supervised training prior to obtaining certificates. Under the currant National Licensing System you have to have to complete a logbook while you are undergoing training. Logbooks can be picked up from ORS WorkCover, or a sample can be found here.
Is a licence required when operating a cherry picker? What about a passenger?
When operating a cherry picker or an elevating work platform (boom length >= 11 meters) you need to have a licence.
A passenger does not require the licence to operate if they are not operating the controls. If the passenger is required to use controls they require a licence to operate.