IPAF Harness Use and Inspection Course

Overview

The IPAF Harness Use and Inspection Course is half day in duration (minimum 4 hours) and is aimed at providing delegates with training to safely use harnesses and lanyards when using a range of MEWP (Mobile Elevated Work Platforms). 

This IPAF course will cover inspection, maintenance, monitoring, fitting and correct use of safety equipment.  Training involves discussion and group participation plus video and classroom-based tutorials as well as practical exercises.

  • Applicants should be at least 16 years old, physically fit and have a good understanding of the English language. 
  • Delegates need to bring their own harness and lanyard so it can be used for demonstration purposes.

All IPAF certification will now be issued electronically via ePAL.  Students will be required to download the app onto their device to access any certification they hold with IPAF.  Should a physical PAL card and/or certificate be required, this must be requested at time of booking and will be charged at an extra cost.  It is recommended delegates download the app prior to course commencement.

Objectives

At the end of this IPAF training, successful delegates will understand Health and Safety regulations and have the knowledge and skills required to confidently select, inspect, fit and adjust a MEWP harness and lanyard.

Agenda

The IPAF Harness Use and Inspection Course will cover the following:

  • Legislation, standards, and guidance
  • Hazard analysis and risk assessment
  • Hierarchy of fall protection measures
  • IPAF harness statement
  • Harness, lanyard and fittings
  • Pre-use checks and correct usage (including practical exercise)
  • Fitting and adjusting (including practical exercise)
  • Usage and anchor points
  • Harness storage and maintenance
  • Hazards and precautions
  • Rescue requirements and options

Duration

0.5 days

Assessment

The IPAF Safety Harness Use and Inspection Course will require all students to complete a written assessment and practical training.

Successful delegates will be able to access their IPAF Certificate, which is valid for 5 years, via the ePAL app. Delegates who have already successfully completed an IPAF Operator Course will have the Harness category (H) added to their electrionic PAL Card.  Should a physical PAL card and/or certificate be required, this must be requested at time of booking and will be charged at an extra cost.

Who Should Attend?

Managers, supervisors and operatives who are required to select, inspect and use appropriate harness and lanyards for MEWPs usage. 

Suggested Progression

IPAF MEWPs for Managers

Accreditation

IPAF - International Powered Access Federation

Prerequisites

Applicants should be at least 16 years old, physically fit and have a good understanding of the English language. 

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FAQs
  • Will lunch be Included?

    The joining instructions will indicate if lunch is provided for the duration of your course.  Should you need to know prior to booking please contact one of our team who will be happy to advise.

  • When will I receive my Course Joining Instructions?

    Course joining instructions are sent 7 to 10 days prior to course commencement.  If you book within this time frame they are emailed within 24 hours of the booking being placed.

  • What time does my course start?

    Start and finish times are confirmed on your joining instructions which are issued 7 to 10 days prior to course commencement.  Failure to arrive at the requested time may result in the delegate being turned away.

  • Will I be required to wear PPE?

    If PPE is required for your training it will be listed on our website, within the course information section, and also confirmed on your joining instructions.  If you are missing an item or have any queries please contact our customer service team at your earliest convenience on 01892 543000.

  • What is ePAL?

    ePAL is the name of IPAF's new mobile phone app through which the PAL Card, and many other operator-focused features, can be accessed. View more information at www.ipaf.org/ePAL

  • Can I still get a physical PAL card and certificate?

    Yes, IPAF still offers a physical printed PAL Card and certificate at an additional cost. Please speak to the bookings team when placing your booking to request this.

    You can link your IPAF issued licence and get a digital version if you choose to download ePAL in the future.

  • What PPE do I need for the training?

    For the practical session candidates will need a suitable hard hat with chin strap, hi-vis jacket/vest, eye protection and footwear.  All delegates must have a harness and adjustable restraint lanyard.