Mobile Elevating Work Platforms (EWP) Refresher


People who complete this course will be issued a refresher certificate for the next 3 years.

Practical’s are booked on our selected sites across New Zealand, and can also be booked on client sites.

Who should attend

This programme is for you if you are already certified as a MEWP Operator and your certification is about to expire or needs renewing. This is required 3 years after you first gain your EWP unit standards as an operator.

Course Content

People completing this refresher will be able to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of types of EWPs, their suitability for purpose, and safety features including scissor lift, truck mounted, self-propelled boom lift, trailer mounted, vertical lift.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of legislative requirements in relation to Codes of practice and the use of EWPs.
  • Operate an (EWP) within following the manufacturer’s recommendations and within the machine’s intended specifications, in accordance with industry requirements.


  • 23966 is the pre-requisite requirement to all of the practical mobile elevating work platform options
  • Trainees must be 16 years of age or over
  • Applicants for whom English is a second language must meet IELTS (or equivalent) Level 5.0 (General Training). Proof of this will be required.

NZQA Unit Standard(s) Refreshed*


Unit Standard Title Credit Value
23960 Assess the worksite, prepare and operate a scissor lift elevating work platform 3
23962 Assess the worksite, prepare and operate a self-propelled boom lift elevating work platform 5
23966 Describe types of elevating work platforms (EWPs), and legislative requirements for their use (prerequisite) 2


No unit standards are issued for the refresher. The refresher complies with the Best Practice Guidelines for Mobile Elevating Work Platforms issued by WorkSafe. MEWP Operators need regular refresher training that should not exceed three years.

If you are not a certified MEWP Operator or have not previously completed MEWP training, please contact us. We’ll book you onto the right course. Phone us on 0800 267 476.

* The MEWP Refresher course does not include assessment for unit standards, it is designed to refresh and maintain existing skills. You must already hold the above unit standards.


Course Fees

$336.00 + GST per person

Course costs include all learning materials and completion certificate.

Scheduled Course Locations

Please note that courses are available at a number of AMS Group branch locations, these are listed below. If there are no course locations shown below, courses can be arranged to be delivered at your place of work. Contact us to  find out more about our on-site training options available for this course or enquire below.