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OHS~11 - Elevating Work Platforms

Duration: ± 2 hrs | Course Code: OHS~11 | Cost From: R 450 ($30)

An aerial work platform, also known as an aerial device, elevating work platform, or mobile elevating work platform is a mechanical device used to provide temporary access for people or equipment to inaccessible areas, usually atAerial Plat Web height.

There are distinct types of mechanized access platforms and the individual types may also be known as a "cherry picker" or a "scissor lift". They are generally used for temporary, flexible access purposes such as maintenance and construction work or by firefighters for emergency access, which distinguishes them from permanent access equipment such as elevators.

They are designed to lift limited weights — usually less than 200 -250 hundred kg (approx. 2 people plus equipment) — distinguishing them from most types of cranes. They are usually capable of being set up and operated by a single person. 



  • Have an Understanding of the different aerial platforms to use when working at heights
  • Have a good knowledge and understanding of the safety features and Safe Working practices of using elevated platforms

Target Audience

All personnel working at heights, whether in the commercial, industrial, governmental or agricultural sectors (electrical, lighting, towers and masts, fruit picking, warehousing etc.)

Learning Outcomes

At the end of the Module, learners should have a knowledge and understanding of:

  • The hazards associated with working at heights
  • Precautions to take in order to prevent falls
  • Hazards associated with using aerial platforms, and processes and procedures to follow to ensure safety

Scope & Requirements

All Learners are required to read, write and speak English, have access to internet and computing facilities for online e-learning.


R 450 per person
$ 30 per person for international students
Group discounts available on request


All Material is subject to Copyright. A Certificate of Completion will be sent to those who complete the course.

Duration: ± 2 hrs
Course Code: OHS~11

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