IPAF Harness

IPAF Harness

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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.

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 ePAL or PAL card will have it endorsed with this qualification. Those who do not hold an ePAL or PAL card will receive an electronic IPAF certificate. If the delegate require a hardcopy IPAF Certificate an extra cost of £12.50 + VAT applies.

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.

Upcoming Course Dates

Books, exams & registration fees included (where applicable)