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Standard of proficiency for the certification of elevating work platforms assessors

Important: These changes do not include any alterations to the safety requirements for elevating working platforms.

The Elevating Work Platform (EWP) industry has been looking to improve the assessment process for working platforms. This has lead to the development of the first industry standard qualification for inspection of EWP.

The Standard of Proficiency for the Certification of Elevating Work Platforms Assessors was completed in May 2005. In 2006 the qualification for issuing EWP safety certificates will be implemented.

The certification will be gradually phased in over the next year, allowing the EWP industry time to update its practices. The timeline for these changes is:

Timeline for changes

  • October 2005 First CBIP EWP inspector examinations.
  • January 2006 First EWP safety certificates issued. CBIP inspectors will begin issuing safety certificates.
  • April 2006 Second round of inspection examinations. Second round of CBIP examinations.
  • June 2006 most certificates issued will be CBIP.
  • January 2007 non-CBIP inspectors not recognized ‘as of right’ by Department of Labour.

 

Currently there is no mandatory requirement under current HSE legislation for those carrying out EWP inspections to become CBIP certified. However, a number of major EWP users have announced their intention to only allow EWP bearing these certificates onto their sites as soon as the certificates become available.

If you would like more information about the Standard of Proficiency for the Certification of Elevating Work Platforms or EWP safety requirements please contact:

Enquiries re. Standard of Proficiency:

Peter Hayward
Manager Inspection & Quality Control Centre
HERA House
17-19 Gladding Place
PO Box 76-134
Manukau City
Auckland

Ph 09-262 4847
Fax 09-262 2856
email: cbip@hera.org.nz

EWP Safety Requirements:

Rod Gibbon
Department of Labour
EWP National Coordinator

Ph 09-4380552
Mob 027-2957604
email: rod.gibbon@dol.govt.nz

 

Related information

On this website:

On other websites:

http://www.cbip.org.nz for info on standards of proficiency

http://www.ewpa.org.nz for information on Elevating Work Platforms

 

Last updated 27 June 2013

PLEASE NOTE

On Monday 4 April 2016, the New Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 (HSWA) came into effect.

HSWA repeals the Health and Safety in Employment Act 1992, with immediate effect.

All references to the 1992 Act on this website and within our guidance will be progressively removed.