Perform EWP controlled descent escape

Knowledge and skills needed to perform elevating work platform (EWP) controlled descent escape procedures in the work place, including the mandatory requirements for self rescue from a raised EWP and how they apply in the context of distribution work functions. This course encompasses responsibilities for health, safety and risk management processes at all operative levels and adherence to safety practices as part of the normal way of doing work.

Course duration

1 day

Suitable for

People licenced to work aloft in an Elevated Work Platform (EWP)

Course includes

  • Preparing to perform EWP controlled descent escape
  • Carrying out EWP controlled descent escape
  • Completing the EWP controlled descent escape procedure


  • Network Authority Card (NAC)
  • High risk workers licence for operation of EWP
  • HLTAID001 – Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation

What to wear

  • PPE Level 1
  • Fall arrest harness
  • Energy absorber lanyard

For more information about Western Power PPE requirements view the Western Power PPE Procedure


Written and practical assessment


A Statement of Attainment

Associated Authorisations

XEDD EWP Emergency Descent (EDD)
For information on how to apply for an Authorisation, contact the Authorisations Team

Assessments are made against units of competency.
  • Perform EWP controlled descent escape (UETTDRRF08)

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