ELEVATING WORK PLATFORM ASSOCIATION OF AUSTRALIA INC
ABN 32 545 830 419
COMPETENT PERSON DEFINED
Extract from the Australian Standard 2550.10.2006 (Part 10: Safe Use : Mobile Elevating Work Platforms (MEWPs)
The Definition of a Competent Person
A person who has acquired through training, qualification, experience or a combination of these, the knowledge and skill enabling that person to correctly perform the required task.
NOTE: Different types of MEWPs (eg: Self Propelled Boomlifts, Scissorlifts, Vehicle Mounted or Insulated Vehicle Mounted etc) require different competencies. Appropriate training and qualifications should demonstrate competencies in the applicable type of MEWP under consideration.
5.2 MEWP : Operation Management
(c) Only Competent Persons shall be involved in the operation of the MEWP.
NOTE: Operation of MEWP boom type 11 metres and above will require regulators licence to operate high risk plant.