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Under the Australian Standards for MEWP's AS2550.10 'Safe use of MEWP's'.
Only a competent person must be involved in the operation of the 'specific' type of EWP under consideration ie: Scissorlifts, Vertcial Mast Lifts, Self Propelled Boomlifts, Truck Mounted Lifts etc.
Under current WHS/OHS Legislation Operators of Boom Type EWP > 11mtrs must hold the Licence to Perform High Risk Work - WP Code ( Boom Type EWP > 11mtrs ).
The WP LHRW is the minimum level of competency to operate these types of EWP's.
The LHRW Holder still needs to be trained in the specific Boom Type EWP under consideration.
A PCBU ( Employer ) under current WHS Legislation has a duty of care to provide training,instruction and supervision to ensure the health and safety of their workers.
The Designers and Manufacturers of the various EWP's also require the operators to be trained and deem competent in the specific type of EWP as outlined in the Manufacturers Operators Manual.