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IPAF Harness

Delegates will learn how to Inspect and use a harness when using a Mobile Elevating Work Platform (MEWP).
Please note: Delegates will need to bring their own harness and lanyard for the course so it can be used for demonstration purposes.


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Course Details

Course Overview
Number of Delegates: Maximum 10

Duration: 4 Hours

Overview: Objectives

By the end of the course the delegates will:
  • Understand the relevant Health and Safety Regulations, Guidance and Standards
  • Be able to identify and select the correct form of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) against falls from height when working from a MEWP.
  • Understand how to check, use, maintain and store a harness and lanyard
  • Be able to fit and adjust a harness and lanyard
  • Be able to conduct a periodic examination on a MEWP harness and its associated equipment
Who should Attend

The International Powered Access Federation (IPAF) strongly recommends a full body harness with an adjustable lanyard (used to provide work restraint and adjusted to be as short as possible) is used when working from a boom type MEWP. Training is absolutely vital as the repercussions of poorly fitted harnesses or incorrect product selection can be fatal.

Course Content
  • Introduction
  • Legislation, Standards and Guidance
  • Hierarchy of fall protection measures
  • IPAF Harness Statement
  • Harness Lanyard and Fittings
  • Pre-Use Checks (includes practical exercise)
  • Fitting and Adjusting (includes practical exercise)
  • Usage and anchor points
  • Storage and maintenance
  • Hazards and precautions
  • Rescue requirements and options
  • Achievement Testing
Final qualification

On successful completion, delegates who hold an IPAF PAL card will have it endorsed with this qualification. Those who do not hold a PAL card will receive an IPAF certificate.

Additional Information
Course entry criteria:
  • Applicants should be at least 16 years old and physically fit
  • Delegates will need to bring their own harness and lanyard for the course so it can be used for demonstration purposes
  • It is desirable (but not mandatory) that applicants hold a valid IPAF PAL card.
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