A Yellow card is an industry licence for the following EWP types,

issued through the EWPA (Elevating Work Platform Association of Australia)

  • Vertical Lift (VL)
  • Scissor Lift (SL)
  • Boom lift <11m (BL)
  • Truck mount boom <11m* (TM)
  • Trailer mount boom <11m* (TL)

* Truck and trailer mounted booms are not very common so are generally only trained on request.

Do you need the Yellow Card to operate these machines?

This is a common and debated question in industry and the answer is no, it is not a legal requirement, however you do need to have proof of training, whether that be a Statement of Attainment or the Yellow Card. We touch more on this in our post ‘What licence do I need to operate EWP’. To read it click here.

Why choose the Yellow Card?

The Yellow Card is a well-known and respected licence in industry that meets WHS standards, making it an easy training option for employers and operators. Also, as it is such a well-known licence throughout Australia, operators are commonly asked to hold one before they can work on particular jobsites.

Did I mention when you do Yellow Card with WTC you also get a nationally recognised Statement of Attainment for RIIHAN301E – Operate elevating work platforms as well? Bonus!