By the end of the course, the delegate will:
- Be able to identify and select the correct harness for use in a MEWP.
- Be able to inspect and maintain harnesses.
- Be able to correctly select, fit and use the identified harnesses.
- Be aware of relevant Health & Safety regulations.
- Be aware of personal protection equipment and requirements.
- Introduction: overview of course and legislation.
- Definition of work at height categories.
- Suitable harnesses for MEWPs.
- Correct fitting and adjustment of a full body harness.
- Selection of lanyard.
- Inertia devices: functions, operation and requirements.
- Suitable anchorage points.
- CE certification, conformity and record keeping.
- Harness inspection.
- Achievement testing.
- Course review and close.
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 Entry Criteria
- Applicants should be at least 16 years old and physically fit.
- It is desirable (but not mandatory) that applicants hold a valid IPAF PAL card.
On successful completion, delegates who hold an IPAF PAL (Powered Access Licence) card will have it endorsed with this qualification. Those who do not hold a PAL card will receive an IPAF certificate.