Nationally Recognised Training

Hoists (Personnel & Materials)

CPCCLHS3001A Licence to operate a personnel and materials hoist (HP)

(also known as a builders hoist or alimak)


Course Delivery

FACE TO FACE - at our site in Wetherill Park (see our course calendar for scheduled dates)

FACE TO FACE - at your site (providing you have adequate training areas, equipment, resources and participants)


Course Duration

3 days | (2 days training, 1 day assessing)


Course Cost

$795 per person (GST free)

[A SafeWork NSW HRW licence fee is additional and payable by each applicant at Australia Post Office]


Course Prerequisites

Participants must be over 18 years of age, be able to speak and understand English; understand technical concepts; and provide suitable identification. If a participant fails to bring 100 points of identification a re-booking fee of $100 will be charged for assessment to be re-scheduled.


Course Overview

This course is a legal requirement for anybody required to operate a builder's hoist (also known as an “Alimak” or a man material hoist) in which personnel, goods and/or materials may be hoisted, and which comprises a car, structure, machinery or other equipment associated with the hoist, and which may be a cantilever hoist, a tower hoist or a multiple winch operation. Included in this definition are situations where winches may be configured to operate as hoists for the transportation of personnel for licensing purposes. It also encompasses the requirements for operating a materials barrow hoist (HM) for licensing purposes.

* The course does not allow the HP hoist operator to erect or dismantle hoist equipment. The installation, dismantling and maintenance of cantilevered platform materials hoists and mast climbers must be carried out or directly supervised by a person holding either a Basic Rigging (RB) or Intermediate Scaffolding (SI) Licence to perform High Risk Work.


Course Content

  • Compliance with WHS licensing legislation.
  • Communicate and work safely with others in the work area.
  • Risk assessment and management procedures (particular awareness of the risks associated with movement of loads and passengers).
  • Pre-operational checks, operations of a hoist including movement the lifting of loads and/or passengers to the safe working rated capacity of the hoist, and shut down of a hoist.
  • Appropriate mathematical procedures for estimation of loads.


Course Outcomes

On successful completion of training and assessment, participants will receive a Statement of Attainment for CPCCLHS3001A Licence to Operate a Personnel and Materials Hoist and a National Licence to Perform High Risk Work (Class HP).

HRW Licences are valid for 5 years from the date of issue. To apply for your HRW licence, you must lodge your HRW assessment paperwork and application form at an Australia Post outlet together with a passport sized photo and pay the prescribed  processing fee within 60 days of completion of your final HRW assessment. Failure to lodge your paperwork on time will result in you being an unlicensed operator and further training and/or assessing fees will apply after the 60-day period.

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