Under the Workplace Health and Safety Act, any person operating a piece of plant or machinery has to have had sufficient training in doing so.
That training has to be delivered by an appropriate and competent person, with the training qualification and equipment experience.
In years gone by it was OK to be shown by a colleague how to drive apiece of machinery, but now there has to be that chain of evidence that the training has been done in the proper way.
This is why RTO’s (Registered Training Organisations) exist.
The training program for the scissor lift is structured and delivered in such a way that all the compliance boxes are ticked. This means that all the requirements for appropriate training under the act are covered in such a way that there are written and practical outcomes for each student, measured against the national machinery Acts and pieces of legislation.