Aim

To instruct a user to select, inspect and use a harness and associated equipment safely when using a MEWP.

Duration

A half day course, average length 4 hours

Objectives

At the end of the course the candidate will understand the relevant Health and Safety Regulations, Guidance and Standards and be able to identify and select the correct form of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to prevent falls from height when working from a MEWP. They will also understand how to check, use, maintain and store a harness and lanyard and be able to fit and adjust a harness and lanyard.
Course content includes
  • Legislation, Standards and Guidance
  • Hierarchy of Fall Protection Measures
  • IPAF Harness Statement
  • Harness, Lanyard and Fittings
  • Pre-Use Checks (includes a practical exercise)
  • Usage and Anchor Points
  • Storage and Maintenance
  • Hazards and Precautions
  • Rescue Requirements and Options
  • Theory Test
Successful delegates who have an existing IPAF Operator/Demonstrator card will have this category added to their credentials and receive an IPAF certificate of competence.

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