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Professional IPAF Training on Harness Use and Inspection

Course Details


This harness training course will instruct you how to select, inspect and use your harness and associated equipment safely when using a MEWP.

IPAF recommends that a full body harness and adjustable lanyard, adjusted to act as an effective restraint system, is used in all boom type MEWPs (category 'B' machines) .

A recent upgrade to this course now means that you will be qualified to carry out periodic and interim formal inspections of your harness equipment - previously, you were only qualified to carry out informal pre-use checks.

Who should attend?

If you use, supervise, or manage the use of Mobile Elevating Work Platforms (MEWPs) and need to be made aware of the correct selection, inspection and use of safety harnesses to prevent falls, then this course is for you.

IPAF limits the numbers on this course to a maximum of 10 people.

However, as this is a half day course, it is possible to train up to 20 people in one day.

  • Introduction
  • Legislation, standards & guidance
  • Hierarchy of fall protection measures
  • IPAF harness statement
  • Harness lanyard and fittings
  • Pre-use checks & formal inspections (includes practical exercise)
  • Fitting & adjusting (includes practical exercise)
  • Usage and anchor points
  • Storage and maintenance
  • Hazards and precautions
  • Rescue requirements & options
  • Theory test

This is a half day course (typically 8.30am – 12.30pm).

It is therefore possible to run two courses in one day.

IPAF Harness User & Inspection courses held at our training centres include the IPAF registration fee, free hot and cold drinks, and free parking.

On successful completion of the theory test, you will receive an IPAF certificate.

If you hold a valid Powered Access Licence for operating equipment, you can also have the Harness User & Inspection (H) category added to your PAL Card.

You will need to bring suitable safety footwear, a hard hat and a hi-visibility vest or coat. You should also bring warm clothing in cold weather.

We can either lend you a suitable harness on the day, or you can buy one as part of the MEWP Operators Safety Set

If you opt to include our MEWP Operator's Safety Set when you book your course, the kit(s) will cost just £59.95 + VAT each, for equipment that is valued at £85.

Your set will be supplied in a rucksack containing the following items:

  • Kingfisher Access Rucksack
  • Full Body Safety Harness
  • 1.8m Adjustable Restraint Lanyard

Click here for full details of the MEWP Operator Safety Kit...

PLEASE NOTE: You may be refused entry onto the course practical if you do not have the appropriate PPE

This safety harness training course is run in English. If you are attending this course must be able to read and understand safety notices, course literature, test questions and answers, verbal instructions and manufacturer’s technical literature.

You should also be reasonably fit and in good health, with no uncorrected issues likely to endanger or hinder yourself, or anyone else at the training venue.

We provide our comprehensive IPAF and harness training courses in our London, Essex and West Midlands training centres. Alternatively, we can provide off-site training at your premises, so contact us today to discuss your specific training requirements.  

IPAF - IPAF - Harness Use and Inspection Course Dates

Date Location Places Comments Price From  
Thu 25/04/19
Start Time:
08:00 ( Induction 7:45)
End Time:
10 IPAF Harness Course ( including Inspection) £150.00 Book
Date Location Places Comments Price From  
Sat 04/05/19
Start Time:
08.00 ( Induction 07.45)
End Time:
Wed 08/05/19
Start Time:
08:00 ( Induction 7:45)
End Time:
London/Essex 9 IPAF Harness Course ( including Inspection) £150.00 Book
Tue 21/05/19
Start Time:
08:00 ( Induction 7:45)
End Time:
London/Essex 10 IPAF Harness Course ( including Inspection) £150.00 Book
Wed 29/05/19
Start Time:
08:00 ( Induction 7:45)
End Time:
West Midlands 0 IPAF Harness Course ( including Inspection) £150.00 Call to book.