EWP Operator Training



Total Access provides EWP Operator, Harness and Fall Arrest training to either small or large groups.  All training programmes and procedures are approved by the following entities:

  • IPAF (International Powered Access Federation);
  • EWPA (Elevated Work Platform Association);
  • The Department of Labour and NZOSH (New Zealand Occupational Health & Safety)
All courses are held at our branches in Auckland (Penrose), Waikato (Te Rapa) and Wellington (Seaview).  Onsite courses can also be arranged by request for large groups if required.

Do you need a License to operate Elevated Work Platforms?

Licensing is not mandatory in New Zealand, however the Health and Safety Act requires every individual operating EWP machines to be competent in the safe operation of the machines.

Why EWP Training is Essential

  • Giving your team professional Elevated Work Platform training is part of taking all practicable steps to ensure Employee safety whilst working at heights.
  • Training increases confidence and gives awareness of possible hazards that would likely be missed prior to the training.
  • Most large companies are insisting on contractors having a recognised qualification.


Training Course


Course Type:

IPAF (International)


1 Day Course

Machines Covered:

Scissor Lifts & Boom Lifts




This course is delivered by a qualified trainer, all of whom are employees at Total Access and have a great deal of experience and knowledge.

IPAF is a internationally acceptable level of training.  Best Practice Guidelines within NZ require this training to be repeated every 3 years, internationally this training needs to be repeated every 5 years.

What if I fail?

In the unlikely event that the Trainer feels that you are not quite ready to recieve your Certificate on the day, we will help you gain the extra experience you require and then re-assess you a few weeks later.  We do this at no further cost.

What do I get when I pass?

You will receive an IPAF card for your wallet.  All Trainees will receive a comprehensive manual on the safe operation of EWP's.  All IPAF Trainees will also receive a PAL Card Logbook.

How do I book and pay?

It's easy, just call us on 0800 HIRENOW.

We can simply email you a booking form and invoice beforehand which can be passed to your Accounts department or paid via Visa, Eftpos or Direct Debit.  Prior payment will confirm your booking.

Once booked, we will take care of everything and will email you all the information you will need, including the course agenda and what to bring.


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Please Note:  All bookings are subject to our Training Terms & Conditions

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