Operate Vertical Personnel Platform

This course is aimed at providing individuals with the knowledge and skills to operate vertical personnel platforms safely.

At the end of the course, participants will be proficient in

  1. Types of  hazards Factors affecting stability
  2. Factors for selection appropriate vertical personnel platforms
  3. Fundamentals of vertical personnel platforms pre-use
  4. Main components of vertical personnel platform
  5. Safe working load of vertical personnel platform
  6. Safety devices, signage, labels and vertical personnel platform controls
  7. Legislations and industry guidelines relating to vertical personnel platform operations
  8. Types of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  9. Operational procedures relating to vertical personnel platform operations
  10. Safe work practices for vertical personnel platform operation
  11. Modes of manoeuvring
  12. Standard operating procedures for post-operation of vertical personnel platform
  13. Routine post-operation checks
  14. Reporting procedures for damage and defects

This course will equip trainees with basic skills, knowledge and attitudes to this personal man-lift safely via the following modules:

  1. Identify hazards and safe routes to be taken for vpp operations

  2. Observe and apply safe work practices when preparing to operate vpp

  3. Prepare work area for safe operation of the vpp

  4. Use appropriate personal protective equipment in accordance with organisational procedures

  5. Perform pre-use inspection on vpp, its associated components and safety devices/signage/labels

  6. Perform function checks on vpp

  7. Report all damage and defects according to procedures, and take appropriate action as per organisational procedures

  8. Apply safe work practices when carrying out vpp operations

  9. Manoeuvre vpp according to operator manual

  10. Travel the identified route to, fro or within the work area

  11. Operate vpp in stable position according to operator manual

  12. Park and Shut down of vpp

  13. Carry out routine post-operational vertical personnel platform checks and maintenance according to safe work procedures

  14. Report all damage and defects according to safe work procedures, and appropriate action is taken.


  • 9am to 6:45pm
    (includes theory, practical and assessment)


  • English, Mandarin, Malay, Tamil

Course fee

  • $250 (before funding and GST)

Certificate Validity

  • 5 years

Expected attitudes of workers in the sector

A competent Personnel Lift Operator must have a “safety first” mindset.

At all times he must:
• Always check, consult and confirm
• Stop immediately when abnormalities occur and reassess safety procedures
• Report all incidents and not just accidents.


If you’re looking for a versatile and efficient solution for elevated work, personnel man lifts are an excellent option.
These lifts feature multiple sections that can bend and pivot, allowing for enhanced maneuverability and reach in tight spaces.

Manlifts come in a range of sizes and capacities to suit various jobs and industries, from construction and maintenance to landscaping and entertainment. Investing in a Manlift can not only improve safety and productivity on your job site but also reduce costs by eliminating the need for scaffolding or other cumbersome equipment.

With their ability to reach high and difficult-to-access areas, man lifts are an essential tool for any business that needs to perform work at height.

vertical personnel platform

Learners must be above 18 years of age and are assumed to:

• Have a basic knowledge of the relevant sector of work
• Be able to listen and speak English at a proficiency level equivalent to the Employability Skills (ES) level 3
• Be able to read and write English at a proficiency level equivalent to ES level 3
• Be able to manipulate numbers at a proficiency level equivalent to ES level 3; and
• Be medically fit to work at height

What you will learn in this module:

  • Types of hazards
  • Factors affecting stability
  • Factors for selection appropriate machine
  • Fundamentals of pre-use
  • Main components
  • Safe working load 
  • Safety devices, signage, labels and controls
  • Legislations and industry guidelines relating to operations
  • Types of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  • Operational procedures relating to operations
  • Safe work practices for operations
  • Modes of maneuvering
  • Standard operating procedures for post-operation
  • Routine post-operation checks
  • Reporting procedures for damage and defects

When working from a caged type MEWP, it is strongly recommended that a full body harness with an adjustable lanyard be used to provide work restraint, the lanyard should be adjusted to be as short as possible and may contain an energy absorbing device.

Case Study in Singapore (from Yahoo News)

A boom lift operator who died after being crushed in a workplace accident last year was not formally trained to carry out his job, a coroner’s court heard.

The death of 34-year-old Bangladeshi national Paul Jony at Hock Ann Seng Industries along Tuas Avenue 18 on 23 November last year was found by Coroner Christopher Goh to be an “unfortunate misadventure”.

In his findings made available on Wednesday (5 May), Goh said, “It is likely that the accident could have been avoided had the deceased undergone the necessary training and made aware of the likely hazards associated with boom lift operations.”


Read more here

Target Audience: Aerial lift operators from any industry

  • Attire
    • Long pants
    • Safety boots

    Note: Learners must be in proper attire for practical assessment

  • Personal Protective Equipment (provided)

    • Safety helmet

    • Safety harness

08:13 16 Apr 23
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08:55 19 Mar 23
Thanks for this three days course and trainer Joseph very good sharing and explain anything we don’t know , thanksVery happy to attend 🥰
Stephanie OliveroStephanie Olivero
08:54 19 Mar 23
My trainer Joseph is very good, clear and very precise in his training.. Teaching method, excellent and easy to understand. 👏
Deen SyahDeen Syah
08:43 08 Mar 23
Great mentoring by our trainer Joseph.. accomodate well to our needs and questions.. great place to learn and increase your skills and knowledge!!!
08:49 07 Jan 23
I’ve beer training course for scissors lift and l learn very quick with the help of my good instructor Ramlen. thank you Sir! Keep it up your good teaching skills.
venkat Venkatesanvenkat Venkatesan
01:03 25 Apr 22
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08:32 21 Jan 21
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07:50 05 Oct 20
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07:50 05 Oct 20
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Kane LiangKane Liang
09:26 24 Mar 23
Joseph is a very good trainer and helpful.
Kwah Wei JieKwah Wei Jie
08:55 22 Mar 23
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Hoe Heng NGHoe Heng NG
08:41 10 Mar 23
Karl, Ramlam & Anur givej their best knowledge to the trainee. Definitely an asset to the company.
Larry Ng Zheng WeiLarry Ng Zheng Wei
08:50 04 Mar 23
Very good instructors Joseph,good attitude and patient.
66 jingchong8866 jingchong88
08:37 24 Feb 23
very good
Vivo Y12Vivo Y12
13:06 17 May 23
I would like to thank to the trainer's. They are really experience trainer's. The forklift course really worth it at AAT TRAINING HUB. Training is excellent with good interaction. Thank you AAT👍🙏😊
Matt TaberBoyMatt TaberBoy
11:42 02 May 23
Thank you so much Instructor Ramlan for your guidance throughout our entire course. Very bless to be one of your students. Very highly recommend trainer and place for Reach Truck Course ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Din IslamDin Islam
09:08 30 Mar 23
I learn forklift operate from this training center. The teacher are very well. Their teaching method enhance me. It was a great chance for me to get knowledge.
Mahmud AjahaerMahmud Ajahaer
00:28 20 Jan 23
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Jumat YatimJumat Yatim
07:42 01 Aug 22
The Best Training Class I ever attended, excellence input of knowledge sharing on everything you need to know about forklift including applying proper safety steps and observing the situations on using of the machine and the systems. A very humours, friendly & helpful Instructor during his guidance. It is a very highly Recommended Training Hub if you ask me. Thank you Mr Ramlan for your guidance during our 3 days courses and wishing you all the best. (From The magnificent 7)


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