IPAF Harness - Use and Inspection
IPAF Harness - Use and Inspection
The course is aimed at individuals that 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.
The IPAF Safety Harness use & Inspection Course delivers a minimum of 4 hours instruction and is designed to instruct up to a maximum ratio of 10 delegates per instructor, providing training to safely use harnesses and lanyards when using a range of MEWPS (Mobile Elevated Work Platforms). It also covers skills such as the selection and pre-inspection of the equipment.
Successful delegates will gain an understanding of the correct selection and pre-use inspection of safety harnesses and lanyards used for restraint on a MEWPs.
This course consists of an instructor led training room presentation, written assessment, practical training and assessment.
The course agenda includes:
- Legislation, Standards, CE Markings 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 (inc Practical)
- Usage and Anchor Points
- Harness Storage and Maintenance
- Hazards and Precautions
- Rescue Requirements and Options
- Theory Test
Those who successfully complete both the theory and practical sessions will receive an IPAF Certificate that is valid for a period of 5 years. Those who have already successfully completed an IPAF Operator Course may have the Harness category (H) added to the PAL Card. Please speak directly to the training department to discuss this option.
PAL Cards via the new ePAL app
What is ePAL?
IPAF’s ePAL app is your new digital wallet to store and share your IPAF powered access licences and qualifications, including the PAL Card for mobile elevating work platform (MEWP), mast climbing work platform (MCWP) and hoist operators. Competent Assessed Persons (CAP), MEWPs for Managers, Site Assessment (for MEWP Selection) all can be added. Easily record your operating experience on powered access machines through the digital logbook, giving you an overview of the time spent operating multiple machines. Have the latest powered access safety and best practice tips and advice in your pocket, and get access to your operator safety guide or site safety guide based on your linked licences.
What are the beneﬁts?
ePAL is highly convenient for operators and their employers – licences, qualiﬁcations and practical experience are easily shared from the operator’s phone giving peace-of-mind in light of safety and security. Digital PAL Cards are also fraud smart and beneﬁt from the extra security provided by a mobile phone’s log-in measures. ePAL provides operators with access to the latest in safety information and best practice to help them be safer in their workplace.
Delegates should be physically fit and in good health and should, generally, not have problems with eyesight or hearing, heart disease, high blood pressure, epilepsy, fear of heights, vertigo, giddiness, difficulty with balance, impaired limb function, alcohol or drug dependence or psychiatric illness.
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.
If you have any problems with literacy or language comprehension or have any doubts about your fitness to use an MEWP, you must bring them to the attention of your employer. This need not preclude you from using MEWPs, provided your employer conducts an assessment and is able to put into place adequate measures, to take account of any difficulties you may have. We may be able to arrange for a translator to be available to you during your training by prior arrangement, please ask for details if you feel you may require this level of assistance.
We also offer test papers in a range of languages, please ask your instructor for details.