Choosing the Right EWP for the Job

Choosing the Right EWP for the Job

With there being many different types of Elevated Work Platforms (EWP), you need to know how to choose the correct EWP for the job you are required to do. In our EWP training course, we will teach you everything you need to know about EWPs as well as how to choose the correct machine for the job. Generally speaking, the height, reach, working load, ground conditions and terrain all play a part in selecting the correct EWP. Here are some EWPs you will come across in your career:

TRAILER-MOUNTED EWP

TRAILER-MOUNTED EWPThese EWPs are mounted on a moveable trailer and can be towed by most vehicles with a tow ball.  They have manually adjustable stabilisers to provide stability for the platform while it is being used and have a range of working heights up to 26 metres.

VEHICLE-MOUNTED EWP

TRAILER-MOUNTED EWPThese EWPs are usually road-registered trucks with a boom or knuckle boom mounted on the truck chassis. The boom is mounted on a turret to allow slewing, and outriggers are fitted to the chassis. There are controls at ground level and on the platform.

SELF-PROPELLED EWP WITH TELESCOPING KNUCKLE BOOM

SELF-PROPELLED EWP WITH TELESCOPING KNUCKLE BOOM

These EWPs are self-propelled units for use on flat slabs or firm, unsealed areas. The work platform is elevated by a boom, which has at least two main sections, with a knuckle between them, and is mounted on a turret that allows slewing. This arrangement permits the boom to reach up and over obstacles. Both sections of the boom may incorporate a telescoping extension. There are controls at ground level and on the platform.

SELF-PROPELLED EWP WITH TELESCOPING BOOM

SELF-PROPELLED EWP WITH TELESCOPING BOOMThese EWPs are self-propelled units for use on flat slabs or firm, unsealed areas. The work platform is elevated using a straight extension (telescoping) boom. There are controls at ground level and on the platform.

SLAB SCISSOR LIFT

SLAB SCISSOR LIFT

This EWP has a platform the same size as the base which makes it an ideal machine for both outdoor and indoor work. However, they are restricted to sealed & level ground surfaces. Slab scissor lifts are one of the most popular EWPs due to the fact that it can easily be used to lift both equipment and people.

If you are interested in learning more about each of these Elevated Work Platforms, we recommend you to enrol in a EWP training course with Nara Training & Assessing. With courses running several times a month, enrolling is quick and simple via our online booking system or call 9722 4260.

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