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EWP Operator Training

HIANZ Silvercard

The HIANZ (Hire Industry Association of New Zealand Inc) EWP Silver Card course was re-developed to meet the requirements of the Best Practice Guidelines for Mobile Elevating Work Platforms (Released August 2014). The course is comprised of both practical and theory based learning complete with assessments. The classes are kept small to maximize individual learning.

Through the Skills ITO the course is based on an NZQA standard for EWP.  Learners are enrolled with Skills and results are reported by Skills

Upon completion of the course, training records are submitted and you will be presented with your Silvercard.


Our Silvercard Trainers:

  • Alastair McNeill
  • Craig Moss
  • Gene Simmiss

All of our trainers are Skills registered assessors

Training courses:

We offer courses on the following machines

  • Scissorlift
  • Boom Lift (Knuckleboom and Telescopic Boom)
  • Trailer Mounted (Cherry Picker)
  • Vertical Lift (Mast Lift)
  • Truck Mounted Boom (at special request)

Refresher courses are also available upon request.


The IPAF (International Powered Access Federation) training programme was developed by leading industry professionals aimed at platform operators.

IPAF training is certified by TÜV as conforming to the international standard ISO 18878 Mobile elevating work platforms – Operator (driver) training and ISO 9001 – Quality Management Systems. IPAF offer a worldwide network of over 600 training centers with more than 100,000 operators trained each year.

Why choose IPAF?
The PAL (Powered Access Licence) Card is internationally recognized and valid for 3 years in NZ and 5 years internationally.  The course is comprised of both practical and theory based learning with assessments. The classes are kept small to maximize individual learning. The IPAF training centers are regularly audited to ensure they meet and adhere to the IPAF standards. Training centers also receive regular updates to ensure that you are receiving the best training possible. The PAL card can be instantly verified via an online database which not only includes a photo of the card holder but details of the card expiration date and machines the card holder can operate. Together with the PAL card identifying their qualifications, each candidate is given a log book to record their machine use and an operator handbook. All machine manufacturers supplied by the Accessman Group are aligned with IPAF.


Our IPAF Trainers:

  • Alastair McNeill
  • Jeremy Grice

Training courses:

We offer courses on the following machines

  • 3a Scissorlift
  • 3b Boom Lift (Knuckleboom and Telescopic Boom)
  • 1b Trailer Mounted (Cherry Picker)

MEWP for managers courses are also available upon request.

For more information on our EWP training courses, please contact training@accessman.co.nz or call our Operator Training Administrator on 022 361 0088