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TLILIC2005 Licence to operate a boom-type elevating work platform (boom length 11 metres or more)

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Through this course you will acquire the skills and knowledge required to safely operate a boom-type elevating work platform where the length of the boom is 11 metres or more.

Boom-type elevating work platform means a telescoping device, hinged device, or articulated device, or any combination of these, used to support a platform on which personnel, equipment and materials may be elevated.

A person performing this work is required to hold a boom-type elevating work platform high risk work (HRW) licence.

This unit requires a person operating a boom-type elevating work platform to plan the work, conduct routine checks, set up elevating work platform, operate elevating work platform, and shut down and secure elevating work platform.


Learners will gain the knowledge and skills from this course relating to:

  • Plan work
  • Conduct routine checks
  • Set up elevating work platform
  • Operate elevating work platform
  • Shut down and secure elevating work platform
Delivery Options

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Career Outcomes

Ability to gain employment as a licensed boom-type elevating work platform operator.


Required knowledge:

  • Appropriate mathematical procedures for estimation of loads, to ensure that the elevating work platform is not overloaded
  • Commonwealth, state or territory OH&S legislation, standards and codes of practice relevant to the full range of processes for conducting elevating work platform operations
  • Ability to read and comprehend manufacturer’s instructions, procedures and safety signs
    Understanding of elevating work platform operations and operating techniques
  • Emergency procedures and safety equipment, including the use of safety harness, energy absorber, lanyard and anchor points
  • Understanding of organisational and workplace standards, requirements, policies and procedures for conducting elevating work platform operations
  • Understanding of the hierarchy of hazard identification and control
  • Procedures for the recording, reporting and maintenance of workplace records and information, including the use of the service logbook
  • Typical routine problems encountered in the process and with equipment and adjustments required for correction

Required skills:

  • Accurately record and maintain information relating to elevating work platform operations
  • Assess ground conditions to confirm that the site is suitable (e.g. firm, level and safe) to extend and travel the elevating work platform
  • Complete the positioning, stabilising, set up of elevating work platforms, including the use of outriggers/stabilisers and packing
  • Operate mobile elevating work platform using best mobile practice
  • Use communication skills at a level sufficient to communicate with other site personnel
  • Operate and control an elevating work platform including all functions to their maximum extension within the safe working (rated) capacity
  • Apply risk assessment and hazard control strategies, including hierarchy of control as applied to the positioning and safe operation of the elevating work platform (particular awareness of the risks associated with overhead powerlines/electrical cables, ground conditions, wind, pedestrians and tipping)
  • Use and interpret manufacturer’s specifications and data
  • Identify problems and equipment faults and where practicable demonstrate appropriate response procedures
Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements for this qualification. Participants do however need intermediate language, literacy, numeracy and computer skills.

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