You will need this certificate if you intend to operate a winding engine on a mine site. A winding engine is any machinery used to raise or lower conveyances (such as miner's cages) in a shaft to transport persons, material or rock but does not include any lifting machine, endless rope haulage or scraper winch installation.
There are two different classes available:
- Class 1 - authorises you to operate a winding engine with any power input
- Class 2 - authorises you to operate a winding engine with a power input between 25 and 75 kilowatts.